Guilty By Siobhan Macdonald

Guilty By Siobhan Macdonald


Doctor Luke Forde has the perfect life. A respected heart surgeon, he has a rewarding job, a successful wife, and a daughter, Nina. From their beautiful house overlooking Carberry Lough in County Clare, they present a portrait of family bliss. But over the course of a weekend, Luke’s life spirals into chaos.


It begins with the word ‘GUILTY’ painted on his boathouse one morning. Then he spots a chilling notice in the local newspaper. When this is followed by the delivery of a small coffin-shaped package, Luke is terrified. Someone knows the dark secret he is hiding. And someone is out to get him.


Luke begins to be plagued by horrifying anonymous messages, and it transpires that it’s not only Luke the sender is intending to harm. With strange things happening in the operating theatre, Alison’s political ambitions straining their marriage, and Nina’s behaviour sparking all sorts of trouble, Luke turns to therapist Terence Black. Is the therapist the only one that can save Luke and his family from the horrendous secrets of the past?

My Thoughts:

Wow what a story. I could feel myself tending up after each chapter not knowing what the next chapter would bring. Something happened a while back involving Luke and his wife fast forward to the present day, after discovering horrific messages does someone know what husband and wife did all those years ago. But do they know the real story? The last few chapters I literally couldn’t put down and then the ending left me ice cold. Absolutely brilliant read. I would recommend to everyone.

I received an ARC copy of this book for an honest review.

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