Friday 22 May 2020

Review - Little Disasters by Sarah Vaughan

Little Disasters by Sarah Vaughan
Publisher: Simon and Schuster UK
Release date: 1 May 2020
Back cover blurb: You think you have the perfect family. But everything can be broken. Liz and Jess have been friends for ten years, ever since they both started a family. But how well do they really know each other? When Jess arrives at hospital with a story that doesn’t add up, Liz is the doctor on call. Jess has devoted her life to family and home. But she is holding so many secrets. As the truth begins to emerge, Liz is forced to question everything she thought she knew: about Jess, and about herself. When something feels so personal, how do you stay professional?

Jess and Liz have been friends for ten years since they met at antenatal classes prior to the birth of their respective first born children.

When Jess arrives at the hospital Liz works with a story that doesn't add up. Liz is the Doctor on call. Her instincts as friend tell her that she should believe and trust what Jess is telling her, but her medical background and intuition is telling her not to.

Jess' daughter Betsy is admitted for tests and Liz raises the potential safeguarding issue with her boss, who is less than happy with her hesitation. It is a clear cut case for referral to the authorities as far as he is concerned.

Of course, once the authorities do get involved Liz is public enemy Number One with Jess and her family, and their other close friends from antenatal classes. No one sees that Liz had to do her job, they only see a betrayal of trust.

For Jess surely would not hurt her own daughter. Would she?

Little Disasters deals with some difficult subjects sensitively and is a brilliant novel about friendship, trust and loyalty. I look forward to the author's next.

Little Disasters is available via Amazon online and all good book shops.

Thank You to the publishers who approved my request via netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

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