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In Safe Hands

3.19  ·  Rating Details  ·  27 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
There's a fine line between saving lives - and taking them. Nursing
is everything to Dawn. Having lost her beloved grandmother to cancer,
it breaks her heart to see a terminally ill patient suffering in the
same way. So when the old lady begs Dawn to end her life, Dawn knows
it is the kindest thing to do. But what she doesn't realize is that
someone in the hospital has been wat
Paperback, 464 pages
Published February 17th 2011 by Bantam Books
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Bree T
Sep 16, 2011 Bree T rated it it was ok
I read Abbie Taylor’s debut novel Emma’s Baby last year and really enjoyed it. It was a perfect portrayal of a flawed single mother and the stresses someone is under with no support base and struggling to take care of their child. So when I saw that she had another book coming out I was eager to read it.

Dawn is a midwife, working in an understaffed and presumably underfunded hospital still set in an old building where the ward is mostly open, not private rooms featuring a small amount of patient
Nov 03, 2011 Nicola rated it liked it
This was only okay! I really did enjoy it at the very beginning- I was drawn into the life of nurse, Dawn, and her hectic life at the hospital. It seemed like it would be interesting enough. The pacing is so bad. The book moved really slow. Lots and lots of description about mundane things instead of actually just letting the story flow. I think Taylor showed a lot of knowledge about the medical world and the hospital certainly seemed realistic but I didn't think the writing was all that impress ...more
Oct 31, 2014 Samantha rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Dawn is een hele toegewijde verpleegkundige in een ziekenhuis in Londen. Ze is hoofdverpleegkundige van haar afdeling, waar zowel oude als jonge mensen liggen in afwachting tot hun operatie of na hun operatie. Zo ligt er ook een lieve oude dame met een tumor. Zij heeft ongelofelijk veel pijn en niets helpt tegen deze pijn. Dawn kan het niet aanzien dat ze lijdt en besluit als ze hoort dat er niets aan de pijn gedaan kan worden, de wens van deze dame te vervullen en haar een dodelijke shot medica ...more
Abbie Taylor is zelf een arts, waardoor ze ongetwijfeld goed weet hoe het er in het ziekenhuis aan toe gaat. Daardoor zet ze met Dawn een heel geloofwaardig en sympathiek hoofdpersonages neer. Je begrijpt haar gevoelens en beweegredenen maar al te goed als ze een einde maakt een het leven van een van haar lijdende patiënten. Maar na de eerste chantagemail wordt ze enigszins paranoïde, en in die lichte waanzin ga je als lezer helemaal mee. Je verdenkt de ene naar de andere persoon, en bent uitein ...more
Nov 24, 2013 Mandy rated it it was ok
Couldn't finish this. I didn't like the main character, the pacing was too slow and I just couldn't connect with the story in any way.
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Apr 01, 2013 Ahmed Algogandi rated it liked it
The book is very good, but I didn't like the way of how the story ends
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Abbie Taylor is a doctor in her thirties. She was born in Ireland and lives between Dublin and London. Emma's Baby is her first novel.
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