Title: Fallen Angel
Author: Maggie Wilson
Publisher: KA Books
Reviewer: Hannah Marriage, student health visitor, Leicester Partnership Trust
What was it like?
It took me a while to get into the story as the first few chapters did not fully grab my attention and make me want to read more. I found the whole book jumped around a lot, from one character to another, and did not flow as well as I would have liked. However, overall the story was interesting to read and showed the difficulties faced by both the nursing team and the police processing the case in front of them.
The twist at the end of the book was interesting, though once I got to that part of the book the twist was clear rather than a shock.
What were the highlights?
Personally I wouldn’t say there were any particular highlights in the book as a whole, yet the story was interesting and raised a number of thoughts about how I as a nurse would react if this situation were ever to arise during my time practising as a nurse.
Strengths and Weaknesses?
Even though the story was interesting, I struggled to get into the book. However, throughout reading I found myself questioning various characters and trying to establish who the guilty party was and how had the crimes been committed.
I also felt that the book covered some interesting topics, such as staff reaction to death on the ward, and how it was investigated by the police.
Who should read it?
Anyone who enjoys reading murder mysteries.