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False Hope

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Thank you Netgalley for providing me an eArc of this book in exchange for an honest review.

This was a fast paced read which is exaclty what I was looking for and what I craved to read as this how I enjoy reading books of this genre anyway.

We follow an orthopaedic surgeon who, late one night, is called to operate someone involved in a road traffic accident who is under the influence of the bad combination of alcohol and drugs. The surgeon, Grace, quickly realises that the man involved is the father of her Sister's little boy whose sister has died and Grace is now raising the child.

The book contains a lot of twists and turns that keeps you on the edge of your seat all the way till the end. One can say it is an unputdownable book!

Great and entertaining read! It delivers!
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I just finished this book. It took me 2 days to read it because I couldn't put it down.  I so enjoyed it. I didn't even realize initially that it was a thriller since there's a lot of background given on the main character,  Grace. I have not previously read anything by Lynne Lee, but I really liked her writing style. There was a lot of twists in this book that were unexpected.
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Grace is a surgeon , who has recently moved to be closer to her mother who is suffering from Dementia. She is married to Matt and they have a biological son, Daniel and also care for their nephew, Dillon, since Grace's sister Hope died  from a brain tumour..

When Grace is called out in the middle of the night, the patient;s arm is beyond repair and requires amputation. However, she soon realises the patient is Hope's partner and Dillon's dad- Aidan Kennedy.

There are several threads carefully woven throughout the novel.- secrets about Aidan and his mother, Norma are gradually revealed as the story progresses.

I enjoyed this read and felt it was carefully plotted and well written. However, I wanted it to be more gripping and would have liked a bit more of a climax at the end. That said, I would recommend this read and will look out for more books by the author.

Thanks to netgalley for the ARC.
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I thought this was an interesting premise and I enjoyed the first half of the book. It was full of twists and turns but some of them felt a little unbelievable. 

There was a good level of suspense throughout which keeps you reading and wanting to find out what happens. 

Thanks to NetGalley and Amazon for an ARC of this book for an honest review.
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Grace a surgeon and her husband Matt, adopt her sister Hope's young son, Dillon when she tragically dies. Along with their son Daniel, the four of them are a happy family living a good life. Until the night Grace is called to surgery. A man has been seriously injured in a car crash, and Grace must amputate his right arm. He is covered in blood and it isn't until she visits his room that she realizes he is Aiden Kennedy, Dillon's biological father.
Soon Grace is facing a charge of negligence, Dillon's grandmother blames her for all her losses, and she begins to question what her sister told her. Add in the fact that Grace's mother is suffering from dementia, and you have a family under attack from every direction. While Grace struggles to understand the truth, can she keep her family safe?
My first read by Lynne Lee and though I thought it lost a little steam in the middle, it was still a good read.
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I'm afraid this wasn't for me. It's an OK read about an orthopaedic surgeon who, late one night, is called to operate on a man involved in a road traffic accident and who has been drinking and taking drugs. Grace (the surgeon) quickly realises that the man involved is the father of her Sister's little boy - her sister having died and Grace is now raising the child.
What follows is the story of how Grace copes with this news and in particular the vicious paternal grandmother as well as her own mother's slide into dementia.
It's a sensitively told and poignant read.
For me a 2* OK.
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I'm giving this 2 Stars as i was unable to finish the book.  Unfortunately the pace set was not speedy enough and I felt it dragged on and on. I'm so sorry!
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Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for letting me read this book early. I really enjoyed this book. Grace in an amazing character. I almost felt every emotion while reading this.
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This book started well but then I lost interest and didn't finish it. Sorry but this one isn't for me !
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"False Hope" is a breakneck fast read - filled with twists; turns; and beautiful honesty. 

I finished the book almost winded - but truly loved where the race took me. 

Many thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for giving me the chance to enjoy this one!
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Thank you Amazon Publishing UK for the eARC.
This story of the reverberations of the past is great, I really enjoyed it.
Grace and her husband adopted Grace's sister's (Hope) baby son when Hope died of a brain tumor, thus adding a new baby brother for their son.  This was Hope's dying wish and the family of four is happy, busy and getting used to their move from London to Brighton ten years later.
Everything changes, though, when Grace, in hospital theater, amputates the arm of a severely wounded car accident victim ... who turns out to be the father of their adopted son.
Their lives are upended by the frightening behaviour of the paternal grandmother, as well as the gradual disintegration of Grace's mother's dementia.
I found this to be a sensitive and poignant book and had a hard time putting it down.  I really liked Grace as a character and highly recommend this read.
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Got into it at the beginning. Then it just lost speed.  No chemistry between the husband and wife, some anger between others and that's about it.  I skimmed through the last half.  Nothing with nothing
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Thank you to Net Galley and Amazon Publishing UK for a digital advance copy of this title in exchange for my honest review.  Hope and Grace.  Two sisters living very different lives, when Hope develops a brain tumor.  Hope makes it her last wish that her sister welcome her young son into her own family.  Things change when Grace, an orthopedic surgeon, finds Dillon's biological father in her operating room.  She starts to wonder if she knew the full story of why Dillon's dad wasn't in his life, and she has to wonder how in the world she can protect Dillon from a vindictive grandma.  I felt some of the characters weren't as well developed as I'd like to see (read as: I didn't care about them either way), and that's the reason for the 3 stars.  I did enjoy the book; however, and I thank the publisher for the copy.
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This was my first Lynne Lee book. When I first read a book by an author new to me, I like to keep an open mind. This was not one of favorites, but it wasn't disappointing either. It just seemed a little far-fetched for my liking.

Ten years ago, Grace made her dying sister a promise—that she would look after Hope’s baby son as her own. Now, the man whose son she is raising has turned up on Grace’s operating table, fighting for his life.

When an accusation of negligence follows, Grace is forced to confront not just the man who abandoned her sister, but also his mother, Norma—who blames Grace for taking everything she loves.

Based on what her sister told her, Grace is sure she did the right thing to keep that promise. But what if Hope didn’t tell her everything? Norma’s vicious attacks push Grace to investigate further and what she finds makes her question everything she thinks she knows, pointing to a very different past – and a devastating betrayal.
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She made a big promise. Did she also make a big mistake?

So I enjoyed this book by Lynne Lee.
Her writing is so good. It grabs you and holds you until the end. 
I liked the characters. I enjoyed the setting revolving around what is taking place. 
This was my first book by Lynne and she did not disappoint.

Overall good book!
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This was an intriguing read. I haven't read any by Lynn before but that will change now. I loved this one and can't wait for more from her.
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Sorry to say I am 1/4 of the way through this book and I just cannot finish it. The writing style and wording of the story just isn’t for me. At times I even had to go back and reread sentences. The plot  also didn’t really hold my interest and characters were just blah. Sorry to give a bad review.
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