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This I Would Kill For

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Great read! Looking forward to reading more from this author! I highly recommend this book and author to all!
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This I Would Kill For is book 3 in the Natalie King, Forensic Psychiastrist series and can be read as a standalone.
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Another book that really seemed to drag. I felt like the majority of the book could have been condensed or summarized much quicker. A Forensic psychologist, Natalie, is given the task of determining if a child is having assaulted after a mother makes a claim that her ex stepfather, who legally adopted her, was abusing her. The psychologist also has her own trauma resulting from being abandoned by her biological father even though she was raised by a kind stepfather as his own. Too complicated things, Natalie is also pregnant and doesn’t know who Is the baby daddy. I was surprised when I noticed this was a series because I did not find the main character Natalie to be very interesting or like able. I would not want to read any other books with her as the lead,
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Give me a forensic psychiatrist or a psychologist as the main character and you’ve already got me on board! Buist has twenty-five years’ clinical and research experience in perinatal psychiatry, so you can be sure, the clinical side of this book is spot on. Most importantly it’s spot on in a way that the reader can understand, it isn’t riddled with jargon. It is so interesting from a clinical perspective though, and another novel that drew out the mental health nurse in me. Fans of A Good Enough Mother may enjoy this novel, and series. However, this one has a more suspenseful edge, nothing too extreme but perfect for the story told.

One of the great things about returning to a series is the familiarity with the characters, and this series has some great ones. Namely, our main protagonist, Natalie King, she’s so likeable! And that likeability is because her character appears genuine – dealing with real life problems, having real life dilemmas, not written to shock or for dramatics, but a genuine portrayal of a psychiatrist living with bipolar, working a tough job, just trying to do her best. Natalie also has a winning personality, individuality to envy, yet she has a vulnerability to her that shows her caring nature and will to do the best for the children, in her current case, and her unborn child.

Other characters return in this novel too and they have such distinct personalities, it’s easy to remember them from previous books. Also, a joy to see how they progress as Natalie’s life enters a new course.

This novel is contemporary in that it includes the role of social media, everyone has an opinion on a high-profiled case – everyone’s a warrior behind a keyboard. This inclusion of social media increased the realism in this novel, and you can’t help but form your own opinions on the tweets you read and the case itself.

As with most series, this novel features a standalone case, so can be read in isolation, but for maximum enjoyment, it’s best to start at book one so you have an understanding of Natalie’s personal journey as well as her professional one. I really hope there’s a book four in the works because I’d love to continue reading this series.
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Title was archived before I could review it sadly. Guess I will have to buy it if I would like to read it. I am new to the Galley and was not aware of the fact that the archival date meant that I could not access the title anymore. Too bad
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Unfortunately this book was not for me. Dosent mean I was a terrible book but I personally couldn't get in to it. But thank you to #netgalley for giving me the chance to read it
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This is the third and latest book in the Natalie King series, and is much like the previous ones. A typically complex case for the troubled forensic psychologist - difficult judgements to make, lots of ins and outs to work through – and is a compelling and engaging psychological thriller that keeps the reader involved and guessing to the end. A good read.
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I started this book not knowing it was third in a series so I purchased the rest before even reading this. I got impatient and read this while waiting and was easy enough to do so and still start from the beginning again. Very good read. Will keep an eye on this author. Thank you netgalley!
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I received an advanced reader's copy in exchange for an honest review

This one was unique- some of the tropes were there: the mental health clinician is mentally ill herself AND off her meds, the mother reporting DV and child sexual abuse has her own secrets to hide, the cultural relativism card played in a sensational court case, but the author sets up the narrative and the characters in such a compelling way that it is still fresh and enjoyable.
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What do other book bloggers and reviewers do when they are less than pleased with a book? Still review it? Just move on? I can only imagine the emotional and mental energy it takes to write and successfully publish a novel, so I feel a little off or unsettled by kill forleaving a bad review. But alas…This I Would Kill by Anne Buist is the first sub-three star review to hit Bibliophile’s Binge.

This novel follows Dr. Natalie King, a forensic psychiatrist, as she is pulled into a custody battle and is tasked with determining if a eight-year old girl is being abused, and which parent would be a better long-term guardian. Throughout the novel, you also get to learn about King’s own background, mental health issues, and her unexpected pregnancy. The story progresses via social media posts and published articles, Dr. King’s sessions with the family, and the actual court proceedings. Ultimately, is this child being abused? By who? And, in the wake of her parents divorce, who would be her best long-term guardian?

I’m sorry, but this book. was. so slow. I felt like I was forcing myself to read it, instead of naturally just yearning to know “whodunnit.” I never connected with any of the characters–the parents were naturally set-up to be suspicious, Dr. King wasn’t sympathetic at all, and all the surrounding characters were too conflicting to fully invest in. The whole story builds up learning something pivotal in Dr. King’s personal life, as well as the answer to the question of abuse and access. As I wasn’t invested in the character, the former wasn’t satisfying to me as a reader. The former, however, is a different story. You are given multiple suspects to think about…and then all that time invested wasn’t worth it. And unfortunately, this “twist” didn’t give me that “OMG” moment that most thrillers or suspense novels do. Overall, I think Anne Buist is a good writer–but many this particular story and these characters just weren’t my cup of tea.
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Anne Buist is a new author for me and I am pleased to discover her originality and choice of subject. 
Dr Natalie King is tasked by the court to evaluate an eight year old girl as the mother claims that the father has been sexually abusing his daughter since the marriage breakdown six months previously. He father vehemently denies this and claims his wife is an unfit mother  
As the story unfolds i have to say I correctly guessed the outcome early on but it didn't deter my enjoyment of the story. 
Well worth a read and I will be on the lookout for more books by this author.
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I received an ARC from NetGalley and publisher Legend Press in exchange for an honest review.

I am so pleased I requested this book! I don't think I have ever read a book similar to this and I was pleasantly surprised. I didn't realise it is the third in a series and while it is one of those detective-type series where you don't have to read the ones before it, there were still some rocky elements at the start which it took me a while to adjust to. However, after that I was completely hooked.

This I Would Kill For is a book about a forensic psychiatrist who is asked to determine whether or not a child is being abused by their stepdad. The child's parents are separating and both of them want custody, even though neither is an ideal parent. This premise is handled brilliantly with the plot swerving you so at first you side with one parent, then you begin to doubt them and then even more doubt is introduced until you feel as uncertain as the main character. It really did keep me invested in the story and I read it very quickly to try and find out what was going on.



Speaking of our main character, I adored Natalie. She is one of the most fleshed-out protagonists I have read about in a while and I loved that her personal life actually made up a fair bit of the plot. She was very likeable and her attitude towards the case went a long way in adding to the tension of what decision she would make. You really felt for her as a character. It was also nice to read about someone who isn't a police detective for once (and I don't just say that as a Psychology student).

There were unfortunately just a few niggles which stopped me giving this 5 stars. As mentioned, the opening was a bit clunky for me and it took me a few chapters to work out what was going on. The ending also wasn't the best and it let the story down a little bit. Finally, I'm not sure the author understood how Twitter works? It seemed like everyone Natalie interacted with on Twitter turned out to be someone she knew in real life which...yeah no, the internet is a big place.

Overall, I would definitely recommend this book and I am planning on seeking out the others in the series. If you want an engaging thriller which is a little different from the typical abduction/murder/domestic breeds, then you should definitely give this a try. I can't wait to read more from this author.

Overall Rating: 4/5
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Excellent story line which was gripping from start to finish. Great characters.  I would highly recommend this book.
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Very well written with a compelling story that will leave you wanting more. Would happily read more of their work.
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While the premise of this book was great, I'm afraid for me it fell flat. I didn't realize it was part of a series so this may of altered how I took in the info given throughout the book. The one good thing about it was I did not work out who the abuser was and with as many psychological thrillers I read that's pretty impressive.I didn't hate it, I just didn't love it. That said I would probably read another book by this author in the future.
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I picked this one based off of the cover. It was a intense and good read that I would recommend to others.
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I have never read any of Anne Buist books before and as her books follow the main character Natalie King I was worried there would be to many gaps and I wouldnt know enough about the character for it to make sense. Luckily I didnt find it a problem but will try to read her other books as this one was brilliant. 
Well written and I loved the main character who is facing her own problems while  trying to sort other people lives out. I felt her tension throughout the book and the mixed emotions she was feeling whilst trying to sort everything out. Some twists included and a great eding. Look forward to reading more.
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I would like to thank Legend Press and NetGalley for giving me the opportunity to read ‘This I Would Kill For’ written by Anne Buist in exchange for my honest and unbiased review.
Natalie King is a Forensic Psychiatrist and has been asked to evaluate Jenna who’s separated from husband Malik.  Natalie has a meeting with Jenna, but when she then goes to the police to report that her eight-year-old daughter Chelsea is being abused by Malik, something that wasn’t mentioned during their meeting, Natalie is called to attend the Children’s Court to give evidence.  The Children’s Court errs on the side of caution when abuse is concerned but is Jenna telling the truth?
This is the third in the Natalie King series but as I hadn’t read the two previous books I felt I was missing out on some previous information.  Against the background of the Royal Commission into Child Abuse, it feels to me that Anne Buist has written this novel based around personal experience rather than completely fictional and Natalie’s pregnancy, father not disclosed, adds another dimension.  The plot is original and believable giving an insight into how the authorities deal with protecting children whilst keeping out of the media spotlight, but I’m afraid I didn’t really like Natalie and her way of life and for me this detracted from what was otherwise an interesting novel.
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This is book three in the Natalie King series,and I haven't read the other two. That goes part of the way to me not being over enthusiastic about this one.
There was a lot to catch up on... family,medical and love life all included.
The main story line of Chelsea and her parents and was she or was she not being abused,and if so,by who.... that was interesting. You start to mistrust everyone,as essentially everyone was lying to get their own way.
I'm afraid I found the whole Twitter thing distracting.
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This was the third book in a series.  I did not read the first two.  However, the author did a good job of making this an interesting read without the need for reading the previous books.  The book keeps the readers attention with a mix of mystery and suspense.
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