The Nurse By Claire Allan
The Nurse: The new and completely gripping psychological thriller for 2022 that you won’t be able to put down By Claire Allan
Book/Novel Author: Claire Allan
Book/Novel Title: The Nurse
‘Wow! This book kept me on the edge of my seat and every time I thought I knew what was going to happen there was another fabulous twist. I loved it.’ Reader review ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐‘Well! I HORSED through The Nurse, pure HORSED! Tense, pacey, unputdownable.’ – MARIAN KEYESSomeone is watching her. She just doesn’t know it yet.Nell Sweeney has led an ordinary life. Every day she walks to and from the hospital where she works as a nurse, believing that no harm can befall her.Until one day she is taken.Because someone out there has a secret. Someone out there has been watching Nell – and they’ve been watching others like her too.Nell is the unlucky one – she was in the wrong place at the wrong time. And if she isn’t found soon, someone will make sure that she isn’t the last woman to disappear…A chilling, gripping read, perfect for fans of Clare Mackintosh and Gillian McAllister.Readers are OBSESSED with The Nurse!‘Electrifying and frighteningly believable. Loved it.’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐‘Wow! This book kept me on the edge of my seat and every time I thought I knew what was going to happen there was another fabulous twist. I loved it.’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐‘This was quite possibly the most terrifying book that I have read.’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐‘Wow! This book gripped me from the first page to the last. I read The Nurse well into the night and at every spare moment.’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐‘This book has everything: twists, heartbreak, hatred, love. It is definitely not one to be missed and you will not be able to put this book down.’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐‘Do yourself a favour and get a copy of The Nurse. It’s fantastic and I could not put it down.’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐‘The storyline was amazing and the ending was super unexpected!!! This book will terrify you and have you gripped in equal measure! I couldn’t recommend this highly enough.’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐‘I can’t say enough good things about this novel and will be recommending it to everyone I know.’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐‘Wow! This book had me gripped from the start!!! The perfect book! This book will stay with me for a long time.’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
A nurse, Nell Sweeney, was kidnapped on her way home from work. Nell’s parents were shattered and in the course of the events that followed their marriage crumbled. The story was told in multiple POVs that kept me gripped to the story to know who could have taken a prank of scaring women to kidnapping. This was a dark web of tangled weaves, that had me shuddering and feeling happy that I worked from home. A good, slightly darker read.
Nell Sweeny has disappeared. She was a young woman just starting out: recently graduated from nursing school, working in the local hospital, rooming with her best friend, meeting new people, dating. She and her roommate worked different shifts, so Nell had already been missing a few days before anyone noticed. When the police become involved, they discover her cell phone and her credit cards haven’t been used since she left work, days before. Her friends and family insist that she is a responsible young woman and would not take off on holiday without telling someone.Her mother Marian knows that something is deeply wrong. She can only wait. Her husband, Nell’s father, is with her. A family liaison is ever by her side. Detectives come and go. But Marian is alone as only a mother, who had once shared her body with her now missing only child, can be, waiting for the telephone call that her daughter has been found, one way or another.Claire Allan, a former journalist, has a gift for writing point-of-view so precisely that the reader feels like she is in the room with the character, seeing everything, hearing everything, feeling the terror that envelops Marian, as Marian slowly detaches from the everyday life she had before Nell disappeared which now seems surreal and foreign. This story, something that could happen to anyone, is harrowing. It’s the kind of story that will stay with you long after you have closed the book.
Definitely a page turner! Strong characters and many twists. Setting, dialogue, moods and feels all well written. This is my first time reading Claire Allan and it won’t be the last.
Okay, wow! This was a lot. I have so many thoughts. So first of all, the cover is lovely but the book needed a better name and summary. I think people will skip it thinking it’s about nursing or a medical drama. That’s actually what I had in mind when I requested it but I liked this much more.This book is about missing girls and incels. We start off with a prologue of a date that is going awry. We are then introduced to a mother who has just been informed that her adult daughter is missing. We alternate between her and AN INCEL! We know of no connection.So there’s a lot going on with Mr. Incel. We don’t know his name but we meet him as things are going downhill in his life. He doesn’t like his living arrangement, his roommates blow him off, and he just feels like people are out to get GOOD GUYS like him in general. Yeah good guy, like Chucky maybe.He decides to blow off some steam by scaring girls walking alone at night. Making them think he’s going to hurt them. Victimless crime, he thinks! He posts this to a 4chan type of site I’m guessing, and he’s immediately idolized by the other misogynistic nerds so he really gets an ego boost and has his bad opinions confirmed as he slips further into darkness. You do look at surroundings and how people treat him, which isn’t always great, but the truth is that women can’t win. If you’re too nice to them, they stalk you or say you led them on. If you say no up front, you’re mean. This entitlement to women, sex and attention doesn’t form out of the blue.As the search for Nell continues, we alternate between Marian, her mother, and Mr. Incel. The suspense grows more and more at the end of each chapter, waiting to see where this will intersect and how it will pan out for the missing girl and her grief-stricken parents. The author really has a way of making you feel such pain for the parents. Meanwhile, things are getting a little out of control for Mr. Incel. It’s going off the rails when the other dudes are so bad he starts to look decent. Yikes.I wish I could read this book aloud to men I know, especially chapter 3, just to let them know what we have to deal with. What it’s like to be afraid to walk alone and feel helpless. This is written in the UK, we have more access to protection here in the US.This book is able to take a matter like Chads and Staceys and keep the suspense and not make it some comedic cringe festival. I was at the edge of my seat. Especially about halfway through when we start to find out a lot more of what’s going on. I would recommend this for the suspense and also just as a warning to what kind of weirdos are out there. Stay safe, ladies!Thanks so much to NetGalley and the publisher for the chance to read this book in exchange for an honest review.
Nell is a 22 year old nurse. She takes care of people, not realizing she is being watched. One day she is taken from her walk home. We see multiple viewpoints from her parents, Nell, and a man that eventually reveals himself.This book focuses on the dark web and incels. It was so creepy I had to put it down a few times even though it sucked me in. It was too realistic as far as some men go.Wow. I’m not sure what I expecting but it wasn’t this. This shocked me. This is a dark, disturbing read. I felt so much for her parents. They were so worried about her all while their marriage was crumbling. The mom was a tad repetitive but honestly, her child was missing.This is my first read of Claire Allan’s. Great twists and really held my attention. I will be reading more. Definitely recommend this one!Thank you to Netgalley, the author, and the publisher for the ARC!
I loved this one. Very fast paced, had me turning pages as I tore through it – I had to see how it would end. The characters were well rounded and the narrative felt believable. Gave me chills. Solid five