When you hear her story, will you believe her?
Rose Marlowe is a hard-working nurse, a loving wife, and a merciless killer. Or so she says. Despite her confession, it is hard to believe that this beautiful, kind woman could have killed her vulnerable patient in cold blood.
Down-on-his luck author and ex-journalist, Theo Hazel, is convinced that there’s more to what happened than Rose is telling, and so decides to visit her behind bars to write her story. His first surprise comes when Rose reveals that the victim was not a stranger to her. He was the son of an ex-boyfriend from two decades ago.
As time goes on, it seems that Rose is letting Theo see behind her perfect mask. With each new visit, he learns terrible new things about her heart-breaking past. With each new visit, he becomes more and more convinced that she can’t be a killer. But is he trying to free an innocent victim, or falling prey to a calculating murderer?
A gripping and unputdownable thriller that will keep you guessing into the early hours of the morning. Perfect for fans of The Silent Patient, Shari Lapena and JP Delaney.
What readers are saying about J. A. Corrigan:
‘Perfectly paced… I raced through this book in record time! The storyline was OMFG, brilliant! Dark, twisted and unlike any I have come across – just when I had figured something out – BOOM! – the author threw something else in to mess up my head!’ CrimeBookJunkie, 5 stars
‘Gut-wrenching stuff… I’ll even admit to tears.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars
‘Exceptional… completely enthralling… Addictively compelling reading, my eyes were superglued to every single page until the last word was read.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars
‘A lean, mean psychological thriller… Corrigan displays a touch as sharp and precise as a surgeon’s knife. Quite, quite wonderful. I loved it.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars
‘Stunning… Bold, visceral and intelligent, with not one word wasted.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars
‘Beautifully written, intelligent, and compassionate, with an unforgettable central character… Outstanding.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars
A first class psychological thriller
Did she or didn’t she? That is the million dollar question you will be asking yourself while reading this completely unputdownable psychological thriller from J.A Corrigan.
Wow what a read! I actually don’t know where to start with this review. This book just took me over and had me in a state of disbelief. How can someone you put your absolute trust in, do the most unthinkable? Of course there is a reason for everything and I was glued to the pages to find out the why and if Rose really was a part of this.
I really enjoyed the characters in this story. Rose is such a complex character with a harrowing past and I was torn and conflicted about my feelings towards her as the story progressed. Theo was a standout for me and I thought he made the book as great as it is.
My first book from J.A. Corrigan and it will most definitely not be my last. She knows how to keep the reader engaged and wanting to keep flicking those pages, which resulted in another stay up all night read! The idea for this story I found to be fresh, its execution first class and its characterisation second to none.
The Nurse is dark, compelling, compulsive, twisty and will have you addicted from beginning to end as you race to see how it all will unfold. Let me tell you, I was not disappointed and you won’t be either. If you are a fan of psychological thrillers then you really need to add The Nurse as a must read for 2021.