It’s blog tour kick off day, and I am one of the bloggers who are getting the ball rolling for ‘Doctor Perry’ by Kirsten McKenzie! Thank you to RaRaResources for the blog tour invite as well as the ARC of the book. Here is my review:
Under the Hippocratic Oath, a doctor swears to remember that warmth, sympathy, and
understanding may outweigh the surgeon’s knife or the chemist’s drug.
Doctor Perry assures his elderly patients at the Rose Haven Retirement Home that he can offer
warmth, sympathy, and understanding. Doctor Perry is a liar.
Hiding from a traumatic past, Elijah Cone wants nothing to do with the other residents at the Rose
Haven, content to sit at his window waiting to die. He’s about to learn that under Doctor Perry death
is the easy option…
What does TWG think?
I might end up contradicting myself with my thoughts on Kirsten McKenzie’s ‘Doctor Perry’, but once you read why that is, you’ll hopefully understand why it cannot be helped!
Seeing as I seem to spend half my life in my doctor’s surgery, the fact that this book is about a doctors antics, if I wasn’t nervous about going back to the doctor before, I certainly am now! Here is where the contradictory begins; ‘Doctor Perry’ was miles out of my comfort zone and, despite the fact that I felt incredibly nauseous, my stomach kept churning, and I felt as though I could no longer read the book anymore, my hands wouldn’t allow me to close my e-reader to finish the book early. To be perfectly honest, there was a huge part of me that didn’t want to finish the book prematurely, as curiosity seemed to override everything else. It was though the author had cast a spell over me or something, because my feelings about the storyline were very, very conflicted yet I was extremely addicted to the storyline and the characters. See what I mean about contradictions now?
I’m not going to even go into details about the contents of the storyline as that would ruin it for you. Basically, ‘Doctor Perry’ is the type of book that needs to be read with the least amount of information known beforehand. The shock factor needs to work its magic on the readers, without them sitting and waiting for something that was supposedly meant to happen.
Like I said above, ‘Doctor Perry’ isn’t my usual read, yet the genre of ‘medical thriller’ intrigued me massively. I admit that I was very shocked by Doctor Perry’s antics and several of the situations in the book, yet I do think that all of it added to the overall vibe of the book. I would suggest that you read this book with an open mind as some of the scenes can be rather bewildering, yet incredibly intense.
Overall, I am genuinely surprised by my reaction to Kirsten McKenzie’s book! This author is clearly very talented otherwise I would have finished the book early if the storyline hadn’t been so addictive and reeled me in, despite my reservations. ‘Doctor Perry’ is a very, very addictive and highly suspenseful novel that was written rather well! Just don’t eat whilst you’re reading this book….unless you have a cast iron stomach, of course!!
About the author.
For many years Kirsten McKenzie worked in her family’s antique store, where she went from being
allowed to sell the 50c postcards as a child, to selling $5,000 Worcester vases and seventeenth
century silverware, providing a unique insight into the world of antiques which touches every aspect
of her writing.
Her historical fiction novels ‘Fifteen Postcards’ and it’s sequel ‘The Last Letter’ have been described
as ‘Time Travellers Wife meets Far Pavilions’, and ‘Antiques Roadshow gone viral’. The third book in
the series ‘Telegram Home’ will be released in November 2018 by Accent Press.
Her bestselling gothic horror novel ‘Painted’ was released in 2017, with her medical thriller ‘Doctor
Perry’ following closely in April 2018.
She lives in New Zealand with her husband, her daughters, an SPCA rescue cat and a kitten found in
the neighbour's shed, and can usually be found procrastinating on Twitter under the handle