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She is his doctor. He will be her downfall.
The bestselling phenomenon returns…
‘Beautifully written and paced’ CARA HUNTER
’A beautifully written thriller with satisfying twists and an achingly real romance at its heart’ SARAH HILARY
‘A multi-layered thriller. I raced through it!’ EMMA CURTIS
When Rachel meets Luc, the attraction is instant.
But she is a doctor, and he is her patient.
She gives him the drugs he needs – but in doing so, risks everything.
And when a secret is exposed, they’re both in the firing line.
Not all patients are telling the truth.
PRAISE FOR JANE SHEMILT:
‘Tingling…Beautifully written and paced’ Cara Hunter
'Instantly intriguing, chilling' Daily Mail
'A breath-taking dissection of a marriage' Woman & Home
‘A spellbinding, twisty tale of love and lies – utterly absorbing. The Patient drew me in and kept me rapt until the very last word.’ Marion Todd
‘A compelling sense of place, good twists, and a tense, intense ending’ Sarah Vaughan, bestselling author of Anatomy of a Scandal
‘A brilliant exploration of power and responsibility, jealousy and vengeance’ Daily Express
‘Suspenseful, brooding’ Sunday Mirror
‘We couldn't put this down’ Take a Break
‘We absolutely loved this . . . It's difficult to believe that this accomplished book is a debut’ Richard & Judy Book Club
‘Builds layer upon layer of tension in a novel you won't be able to put down’ Tess Gerritsen
‘Utterly gripping. A tautly-coiled spring of suspicion and suspense which builds to a devastating ending’ Mail on Sunday
'Intelligent, compelling and deeply unsettling' Ali Land, bestselling author of Good Me Bad Me
‘Gave me goosebumps’ Claire Douglas, author of Then She Vanishes
‘Jane Shemilt has a talent for taking you into her world – but be careful. It might not be what you think…’ Jane Corry, Sunday Times bestselling author of I Made A Mistake
‘Beautifully written and suffused with dread. A compelling literary thriller’ Gilly Macmillan, bestselling author of The Nanny
About the author
While working as a GP, Jane Shemilt completed a postgraduate diploma in Creative Writing at Bristol University and went on to study for the MA in Creative Writing at Bath Spa, gaining both with distinction. Her first novel, Daughter, was selected for the Richard & Judy Book Club, shortlisted for the Edgar Award and the Lucy Cavendish Fiction Prize, and went on to become the bestselling debut novel of 2014. In 2020 she moved across to HarperFiction and The Patient is her first novel with HarperCollins.
She and her husband, a professor of neurosurgery, have five children and live in Bristol.
Her books have sold over 700,000 copies worldwide, and she has been published in 23 territories.