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The Patient's Daughter (The Roth Family Lies)

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I liked this book, but I couldn't say I loved it. I struggled to connect to the characters. The 1st half was a bit too slow and dragged on, although it did pick up in the second half.

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This book didn’t really grip me at all and it’s taken me longer than normal to finish it, whilst picking up several other books to read at the same time.
I just didn’t like the characters, they were dull and lacking and I really disliked Taylor. Selfish and childish and pig headed, she buys a house without talking to her husband about it, is constantly being reared on her fathers money and decides to stay in the house without her husband even after knowing she can’t afford it.

By this point I was bored with it and not really interested in the bizarre goings on in the house.
I’ve read books by this author before and enjoyed them but this wasn’t for me.
Thank you to NetGalley and Bookouture for the ARC in return for an honest review.

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This book pulled me in right from the beginning. I did feel it lulled, but the last third of the book had me gripped. We see lies and deception throughout this novel. I was so curious to find out what was going on with these people Taylor and Seth let into their house. I did enjoy the buildup and getting to know the characters and their back stories.

Then the twists start twisting and I was captivated! The big twist wasn't one I could've predicted, but I like it. Some of these characters were nuts! It was a true whirlwind and I got whiplash towards the end. It was full of suspense and yo had no idea what was going to happen.

This book was full of family drama, secrets, lies, and great turns. Jenna Kernan is a new fave author of mine!

Thank you to NetGalley and Bookouture for this ARC in exchange for my honest and voluntary review.

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I was immediately drawn in to this storyline. I loved that I was unable to put this book down. I thought I had predicted what was going to happen and then find out I was so totally wrong about the whole thing. The twists in the story were done in a fantastic manner kept me wanting to read the next chapter. I will definitely look at reading more of Jenna Kernan books in the future. I will recommend to my friends to check out her books.

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Thank you to @netgalley and @bookouture for this ARC of such a fabulous read!

I thoroughly enjoyed this gripping, twisted, cultish story! Definitely 5 stars in my book! Such a fast-paced psychological thriller!

Taylor is married to med student, Seth. She is successful, spoiled by her parents and pregnant with twins. One day, Taylor surprises Seth with a huge house that she purchased with Daddy's help. Unfortunately, Daddy cuts them off right after closing! Scrambling for a solution to afford their gigantic mortgage payment, Taylor decides to rent out her extra rooms to strangers.

Zoe is a quirky and keeps to herself. Becca and Jules are newlyweds, new to the area, friendly and helpful. However, something seems off with all 3 of them. Taylor overhears a conversation between the newlyweds that at first thought, sounds ominous, but is Taylor just being sensitive and paranoid?

I don't want to give too much away, but many secrets are revealed, a cult unveiled, mysterious strangers spotted on the property and one hell of an ending!


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Very interesting read that had me intrigued from the first page. I enjoyed trying to connect the dots.
There were a few gaps at certain stages. An example was that I never figured out why her parents were on the news and what happened between them.
Once I found out Becca was a teenager, her actions seemed a bit far-fetched.
I liked the climax build up when she hid under the car. I was worried the house door she knocked on may have been the cult! I thought the police came too quickly. I would have liked a larger build-up as I felt it resolved too quickly.

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This book was definitely a slow burn, but when it picked up, it REALLY picked up. 

Taylor and Seth are expecting twins, and she's decided to buy her dream house with her daddy's help.  But when the money is taken away, she's not sure how they'll afford it.  She decides she's not giving up the house and will rent out the other 2 bedrooms.  One room is rented to a couple of Becca & Jules and the other to a single female Zoe.  Zoe also happens to know Taylor's mother, whom she has a pretty toxic relationship with.  They appear to be the best roommates, but Taylor starts to feel uneasy when Seth is not home.  Which happens to be quite often since his residency is at a hospital 2 hours away.  When Taylor starts hearing strange noises at night and finding Becca & Joules in places they're not supposed to be, she starts to get a little paranoid.  Can she trust these people she just met?  What secrets could they be hiding?  Are her babies at risk? 

This book started out really slow, so slow that I kept wondering if I was really reading a thriller.  I kept waiting and waiting for something thrilling to happen.  Then it did, and I was pretty shocked.  There were surprising twists and some on the edge of the seat moments.  I kept wondering how one could keep such secrets from their spouse.  I wasn't the biggest fan of the main character and the fact she bought a house without talking to her husband first.  Unfortunately, this book fell short for me, but that doesn't mean I wouldn't recommend it.   Someone else may love this book.

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Gripping unputdownable psychological thriller!! Reading the book gets you paranoid with Taylor. Its well written and the plot unfolds bit by bit. Keeps you guessing till the very last page.

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Well this family is weird what great fodder for a pure escapism afternoon. It was brilliant I just loved it. Yes you have to suspend belief but wow what a ride. The ending was perfect just setting up for a sequel for this crazy family.

The key thing is the appearances can be deceptive. Yes I wanted to shake one of the characters and tell him to put his big pants on and deal with it.

I was given a copy by netgalley and the publishers but the review is entirely my own.

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This was a really well done psychological thriller, it had a great overall feel for the genre and had the elements that I was looking for. I enjoyed the way Jenna Kernan wrote the story and the characters within the world. I thought it worked well overall and I enjoyed how good the psychological elements were.

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Wow this was a disturbing thriller about secrets and lies between families. After being cut off from her dads money Taylor and Seth decide to take in some lodgers in order to keep hold of the dream home they have just purchased but as strange things start happening Taylor fears for herself and her unborn twins and when some secrets are finally revealed the truth is even more frightening than they could ever have imagined.

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The blurb was so creepy it immediately grabbed my attention! It is twisted and full of lies which keep you guessing all the way to the end!

Many thanks to NetGalley and Bookouture for this ARC!

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Taylor is expecting to have twins, and with the financial help from her father, she is able to get a mortgage for a house. This is supposed to be a surprise for her husband, Seth. Unfortunately Seth is having different surprise for her by rejecting her medical residency at Tampa, and accepting the one at Orlando.
Thing only gets worse when her mum told her husband to not helping Taylor paying the mortgage. So in desperate situation, Taylor puts an ad to renting out her two spare bedrooms.
She ends up with a single woman and a newly wed couple as tenants, and weird things start happening as soon as they move in.
Who are these tenants? And thing gets more tense with "the surprise" of Taylor's husband history background.

This book is a second series of The Roth family, and I'll definitely pick the first book to catch up with what I missed about Taylor's mother.

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A solid 4.5 stars. When Taylor and Seth take in boarders to help pay their mortgage, it appears they are getting trouble as well! Who are these strangers? Who can they trust? This book was a bit slow to start but quickly sucked me in and I stayed up way too late to finish! Thanks to NetGalley and Bookouture for this ARC!

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If you’re looking for an incredibly twisty #psychologicalthriller, this is one! The story features some truly sinister characters!

Thank you, Jenna Kernan, Bookouture, & @
netgalley for my copy! All opinions are my own.

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First, I want to thank Jenna Kernan, Bookouture and NetGalley for providing me with this book so I may bring you this review.

WOW!!! Jenna Kernan is starting off with her thrilling new book The Patient’s Daughter! If you follow my reviews you know I am a sucker for a good psychological thriller, medical read, and one that pulls on my heart strings. The Patient’s Daughter had all of that and more! It was a great read that should be put on your tbr list for this year!

Jenna quickly hooked me within the first paragraph of her prologue with the intense and suspenseful beginning that brought up so many questions that I needed answers for! Luckily, this was a fast paced read and was able to get the answers I was looking for.

The Patient’s Daughter was packed with family drama, heartbreaking news/events, wicked twists and turns, and unique situations to be put in that will have you glued to your Kindle.

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The story gripped me from the beginning and kept me on the edge of my seat until the end. The story and characters kept me guessing all the time, the adrenaline was high while I was reading, especially near the end. I will look into Jenna Kernan's other books whenever I want a good "ride" in the story.

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Thank you to Netgalley and Bookoture for the advanced copy of The Patient’s Daughter.

Overall, I am giving this book a 3 star rating. The premise of this book definitely has potential. In my personal opinion, it was a “slow burn” type of book in the beginning for approximately the first half, but then by the second half the twist of the plot rapidly became apparent and the book continued on that crash course until the end. This is a good book to read if you enjoy significant plot twists and turns in a book but don’t mind a good deal of character building in the beginning.

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Taylor has it all. The perfect husband, the wealthy parents who buy anything she desires and twin boys on the way. While at lunch, Taylor announces to Seth that her father has purchased a house for them. With them expecting the babies very soon, she wants Seth to be excited about the news but he isn’t. He decided to apply for a residency in another hospital, in another city. To add to the situation, Taylor gets a phone call from her dad stating that he will no longer be able to pay for the house. In an effort to keep the house, Taylor decides to find roommates. As soon as the roommates move in, things start happening and Taylor starts feeling paranoid.

What a wild ride this one was! It starts strong with an unidentified character POV and then we go back in time to the events that ultimately lead us back to the prologue. Taylor, which was the MC, wasn’t my favourite character that’s for sure, she’s spoiled and expects things to just fall in her lap. The decisions made by the characters added an element of frustration as you read. Jenna Kernan did a fantastic job at writing a novel with some nice twists and turns, ultimately delivering a plot twist that I had no idea would come. As much as the first part of the book was spent building characters and suspense, the second part was spent untangling this big twist and I was very invested. If you are looking for a book that will keep you guessing, this one should be on your list!

𝐑𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠 ✦ ✦ ✦ ✦

𝖯𝗎𝖻 𝖽𝖺𝗍𝖾: 𝖩𝖺𝗇𝗎𝖺𝗋𝗒 𝟫, 𝟤𝟢𝟤𝟦

✵𝖬𝖺𝗇𝗒 𝗍𝗁𝖺𝗇𝗄𝗌 𝗍𝗈 𝖡𝗈𝗈𝗄𝗈𝗎𝗍𝗎𝗋𝖾, 𝖩𝖾𝗇𝗇𝖺 𝖪𝖾𝗋𝗇𝖺𝗇 & 𝖭𝖾𝗍𝖦𝖺𝗅𝗅𝖾𝗒 𝖿𝗈𝗋 𝗀𝗂𝖿𝗍𝗂𝗇𝗀 𝗆𝖾 𝗍𝗁𝗂𝗌 𝖠𝖽𝗏𝖺𝗇𝖼𝖾𝖽 𝖱𝖾𝖺𝖽𝖾𝗋’𝗌 𝖢𝗈𝗉𝗒 𝗂𝗇 𝖾𝗑𝖼𝗁𝖺𝗇𝗀𝖾 𝖿𝗈𝗋 𝗆𝗒 𝗁𝗈𝗇𝖾𝗌𝗍 𝗋𝖾𝗏𝗂𝖾𝗐.✵

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<b>My rating: </b> 3 out 5 --> An easy to read story with a great twist! BUT if you are pregnant or recently postpartum I WOULD NOT recommend.

<b> Novel's Intention/obstacle: </b> Taylor and her husband Seth are about to have twins. Taylor buys a house she thinks her dad will be paying for, but when he cuts her off, she needs to find a new way to keep the house so she lets 3 people move in and with that, trouble unfolds.

<b> When did I get hooked? </b> The prologue was really graphic and was an immediate hook. Even in the moments when I did not particularly like the protagonists, I still wanted to figure out what led to that prologue scene

<b> What I liked </b>
THE TWIST!! It was completely unexpected, but retrospectively, the author has good breadcrumbs to lead you there.

<b> What I didn't like </b>
I found the protagonist, Taylor, hard to relate to because she seems quite spoiled with her rich parents that pay for everything. Yes, she had a hard childhood with her mom, but that doesn't make the way she talks about money easier to read. I couldn't imagine someone saying it is more important to keep this house over being close to her husband right when they are about to have 2 children! It's also hard to believe anyone would willingly move into a house that is about to have 2 newborns unless they have alterior motives.

FINAL NOTE: I would NOT recommend this book if you are pregnant or recently postpartum. I recently had a son, and I needed to skip some of the scenes around the birth of the twins because it was too much for me.

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