The Operation by Dylan Young – Book Review



If your life was on the line, how far would you go?

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? 

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Set in Oxford, a nurse, Katy has gone missing.

The police are investigation and they speak to surgeon, Jake Thorn.

Jake is married to Sarah and they have a slightly unconventional life as she spends half the week in London working and the rest, commuting to work, so they have separate lives and beds during the week. 

Jake was one of the last people to see Katy, so suspicion falls on him. When a video of him purportedly arguing with Katy is posted online, he is vilified on social media….does he deserve this? Or is there something else going on?

I can’t say much more for fear of spoiling the story, but I can say this really is an impressive thriller. The main character is not particularly likeable and his life is a bit of a mess, but he loves Sid the dog so he can’t be all bad!!

Full of secrets and lies and marvellously twisty with some real surprises on the way and full of tension. A thoroughly engrossing psychological thriller with a medical edge. 

Thank you to Sarah at Book On The Bright Side and Bloodhound books for the opportunity to take part in this blog tour, for the promotional material and a free ecopy of the book. This is my honest and unbiased review.


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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.


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Twitter: @dyoungwrites




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