The Operation by Dylan Young @dyoungwrites @Bloodhoundbook @BOTBSPublicity #BlogTour #BookReview #PsychologicalThriller

Firstly I wish to thank Sarah Hardy of Book on the Bright Side Promo and Publicity for inviting me on the Blog Tour for The Operation by Dylan Young.


Surgeon Jacob Thorn isn’t worried when the police interview him over nurse Katy Leith’s disappearance. She is a co-worker, nothing more. But when a leaked video of him and the missing woman arguing goes viral, the social media reaction is vicious.

When harrowing images of the kidnapped woman start to appear on his phone, along with a demand from her abductor that Jake confesses to a crime he has no recollection of committing, he is forced to act or face terrifying consequences.

He needs to delve into the past for answers. But time is running out for Katy.

Will he admit to his failings and lose everything, or plead ignorance and let an innocent girl die?


The Operation: a tense psychological thriller that will keep you hooked


Surgeon Jacob Thorn is very successful at what he does. He thought that he was well-liked and respected in the hospital too but when a young nurse goes missing the police interview him. Then when a video of him and missing Katie are seen to be arguing he is taken in for more intense questioning by the police. His wife can’t give him an alibi and although he has an alibi he doesn’t want to involve anyone else, so a hate campaign begins on social media and the whole thing go viral.

Oh my, it was like being a rabbit trapped in headlights, you can see what’s coming and you can’t do a darn thing about it. There is nothing like social media that can whip all of the nutters from the woodwork offering to use their perverse services in the name of good. It made my blood run cold. But things were to get much worse, at home, at work and from the past.

This is a belting story where the author makes his characters feel real, the plot so very possible and reasons very believable. I really loved the story following Jacob Thorn seeing the changes in him and what he could and couldn’t do about it. He was nieve in so many respects. This is a book that you all of a sudden find that it is the last page because you are so involved in the story. Cracking end.

I wish to thank the publisher for an ecopy of this book which I have reviewed honestly.



Dylan Young grew up in a mining village in South Wales before boarding a train for London. A 35-year career in the NHS followed, the last 27 as a consultant ophthalmologist. Three dark psychological thrillers for Random House emerged in the late nineties and over the last decade, under different pseudonyms, he’s written children’s books and an adult contemporary fantasy series. But retiring from the NHS has allowed Dylan to spend (even) more time in his writing office—a shed in the garden. After publishing a three book crime series with Bookouture, Dylan has now found a new home in the Bloodhound kennels where he writes standalone psychological thrillers with a trademark medical flavour.


Website: http://www.

Twitter: @dyoungwrites




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