Linda’s Book Obsession Reviews “Better to Trust” by Heather Frimmer, Wyatt-Mackenzie Publishing, 2021, On Tour with Suzy Approved Book Tours
Heather Frimmer, Author of “Better to Trust” has written an intriguing, captivating, intense and thought-provoking novel. The author has written a contemporary novel with many controversial issues. I appreciate the research, and the way that the author uses several characters to vividly describe the situations. The Genres for this Book are Medical Fiction, Domestic Family Fiction, and Fiction. The timeline for this story is in the present and goes to the past when it pertains to the characters and events. The author describes her characters as complex, complicated, and flawed.There are betrayals, and secrets. This is a story about trust, family dynamics, forgiveness, second chances, and self-growth.
When there are serious problems, would most people turn to their family for help and advice? What if there is a life-threatening situation, and a family member is a well known and distinguished surgeon? Alison Jacobs requires brain surgery and her brother-in-law, Grant is an esteemed neurosurgeon. Alison and her husband put their trust in Grant. Grant, himself is possibly not aware that he is addicted to drugs. To keep on task, Grant takes a specific medication that is prescribed for him, but he tweaks the treatment to feel less nervous.Alison, herself has a big secret and is doubting her relationships. Alison is not sure of herself, and is certainly not in a position to decide anything.when she has a life-threatening situation.
Grant’s daughter Sadie brings a new friend to their house, that causes a major problem. The friend is not from her usual group of friends, and Sadie seems to trust her.
Heather Frimmer has written a heart-felt, memorable and thought-provoking story that I highly recommend for all readers.