Firstly I wish to thank Sarah Hardy of Bloodhound Books for inviting on the Blog Tour for LEAD ME HOME by C.S. Savage
His perfect woman will be his forever.
As an overworked NHS psychiatrist, Dr Clancy Mclean is used to dealing with mental illness. But she is stressed – trying to balance her career and the needs of her only child, Rowan. And she has her work cut out trying to keep her patients well. She knows two of them are psychotic, and becoming overwhelmed by their voices. If they act on them it could prove disastrous.
Rowan is troubled. Her boyfriend is abusive but she doesn’t want to end the relationship – she’s too scared of being lonely. Can she find someone else to keep her company?
And, as if Clancy doesn’t have enough to worry about, another of her patients is paranoid and convinced she is being stalked. Is it just a symptom of her mental illness?
Because there is a stalker on the prowl and he is getting closer to his victim with each passing day.
HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS AND REVIEW
Within a couple of pages of starting this book I knew the day was going to simply carry on without me in it. This is the debut novel of CS Savage and well I really don’t know how she will top this because it is a beaut! As the NHS workers become even more overwhelmed with far too many patients to ratio of staff then corners have to be cut. This is no different for psychiatrist Clancy Mclean but besides the pressures of work she is trying to deal with her own daughter that has acquired her own personal nutter. To be honest though Rowan has fallen into the trap of being beaten down emotionally until she is scared of having no-one wanting her. So desperate times call for desperate measures.
Well, I thought if Clancy’s own daughter is in such a mess what chance has her clients? It isn’t that she doesn’t recognise that some of her patients are boarding on going over the top it is the fact that there is neither the money or facilities to do anything about helping them. Oh boy I started with that tingle on the back of my neck and it just never left me.
The story is told in chapters by four characters. Clancy, her daughter Rowan, Beth who is one of Clancy’s patients and an unknown creep you out OMG who are you person. Oh boy he really is the chameleon! This story is like being side swiped because yep I had all the info but I was knocked down and winded like a rugby player, it is belting! Clancy was a lady drowning in the fast pace of life that we are hood winked into believing that if everyone else can do it then so should you.
Then when things to belly up well I was true stunned. Heart wrenchingly drained. Devastated, yes, intimate in an emotional way, definitely. Broken 100%, well and truly! Just read it, really.
I wish to thank Bloodhound books and NetGalley for an e-copy of this book which I have reviewed honestly.
HERE IS A LITTLE ABOUT THE AUTHOR
CS Savage is a psychiatrist, and a life long fan of mystery/suspense and crime fiction.
She works and lives in South London with her family and two dogs, but spends as much time as she can in her Lake District retreat.
She followed her life long ambition to write two years ago, and is an alumni of the Faber academy.
Lead Me Home is her debut novel, and she is currently working on the sequel