Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “The Book Doctor” as Want to Read:
The Book Doctor
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

The Book Doctor

by
3.94  ·  Rating details ·  220 ratings  ·  92 reviews
From the bestselling author of The Social Affair and HER comes a riveting new thriller about a writer desperate to make a comeback who realizes that success may cost more than he can afford to pay when a stranger arrives at his door.

George is bitter. As he should be. Once a household name, George is dying to make a comeback, and death may be the only option left to get the
...more
Paperback, 269 pages
Published May 28th 2020 by Hot Banana Press
More Details... Edit Details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about The Book Doctor, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about The Book Doctor

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

Showing 1-30
Average rating 3.94  · 
Rating details
 ·  220 ratings  ·  92 reviews


More filters
 | 
Sort order
Start your review of The Book Doctor
Nazanin
Jul 17, 2020 rated it really liked it
3.75 Stas

Everything has its rhythm. Everything has a story to tell. And everything eventually finds its way back around.

The Book Doctor is a creepy read about a writer who whatever he writes, comes true. Despite guessing the plot early on, still, it was a page-turner and an enjoyable one. It’s fast-paced with a satisfying ending and contains short chapters. I liked the writing and read it in one sitting. All in all, I had a good time reading this and hope you enjoy it as well (and I think you wi
...more
DJ Sakata
Favorite Quotes:

Not that I’d call myself an alcoholic. But that doesn’t stop other people from doing it. From my agent, to my editor, to the garbage man, everyone has their opinions.

Bad decisions are written in permanent ink. Life cannot be reversed.

I realize I am seconds away from passing out. It’s funny how it isn’t until words are taken from you that you realize how many you have left to say.

No one is coming to save me. It’s only wishful thinking. Hope will suffocate you if you let it.

Trying
...more
☘Misericordia☘ ⚡ϟ⚡⛈⚡☁ ❇️❤❣
Q:
How can you possibly tell a good story if you don’t live one?” (c)

An eerie guy ghostwrites (or is this a case of writersitting?) while pursuing a lot of his other hobbies… Hobbies of the sort law keeps frowning upon in all countries.
Another guy gets his wifey's tender mercies (liberally applied baseball bat, knifes, beatings… ). Not sure why no one informs her when she's able to think straight of what she does when manic.
The ending wasn't wrapped up nicely. I'm pretty sure the twist was supp
...more
ABookwormWithWine
I am always impressed at how Britney King can churn out so many thrillers and have them be these well-thought-out works of art, and I felt the same way about The Book Doctor: A Psychological Thriller!

The Book Doctor is not going to be for you squeamish readers out there, but if you like the dark, violent, disturbing, and gritty you will love it! This was fast-paced and a super quick read in the way that all of King's books seem to be, and that is just one of the many things I liked about it. Eve
...more
Mandy White (mandylovestoread)
If you have read a Britney King book before then you know that you are in for a twisty and dark ride. The Book Doctor was absolutely no different. I read this book in one, page turning sitting. It was disturbingly addictive and definitely not for the faint hearted reader.

The main 2 characters were not particularly likeable but that all adds to the fun. George Dawson is a best selling author who is in a writing rut. His editor sends him Liam, a young man that George instantly dislikes, to help h
...more
Kendall
Jun 17, 2020 rated it liked it
I can always expect a dark twisted gruesome tale from Britney King.

There is no denying Britney's pure talent in grabbing her readers in from page one... and on the edge of finding what she has up her crazy sleeve. The Book Doctor is of course another page turner for Britney's fans.

I have read quite a few of her novels and am always so excited to see what dark and crazy characters she has in her newest novel. I do have to say this wasn't my favorite novel from King. I figured out the storyline a
...more
Elle's Book Blog
Jun 15, 2020 rated it really liked it
Release Date: June 11, 2020
Actual Rating: 4 stars

Psychological Thriller | Epic Twist

There is no doubt about it; Britney King writes EPIC thrillers with excellent twists. I have seen this time and again with every book she’s written. The twist in this one just might be my favorite of them all though as I wasn’t expecting it and it shocked the hell out of me! If you’ve ever read a book by her, you’ll know exactly what I mean. If you haven’t, be aware that her books are short, snappy, excitin
...more
Chandra Claypool (WhereTheReaderGrows)
I went in blind like I usually do but also because it's Britney King and I don't care what the synopsis is, I'm going to read it. There's no denying her pure talent for drawing you right into a story with your curiosity at its peak on what crazy story she has for us next. The Book Doctor is no different but I also have so many questions!!

Phew - this book starts out with a BANG! Instantly I am, as usual with her work, instantly hooked. This is skin flapping, throat crunching FUN. Can't help mysel
...more
Janelle Janson
Jun 16, 2020 rated it really liked it
Thank you to the author for my review copy.

“Tis strange — but true; for truth is always strange...” Lord Byron

Britney King knows how to write a compulsive, psychological thriller, so I knew THE BOOK DOCTOR was going to be a wild ride! If there’s anyone that knows how to write a story that messes with your mind, it’s Britney King.

Bestselling author George Dawson has lost his touch, so his editor hires a “book doctor” to finalize the manuscript. George is determined that his newest book be a succ
...more
Basic B's Guide
Jun 15, 2020 rated it really liked it
Most of y’all know by now that Britney King is my go to author for quick and dirty page-turners. The minute I get my hands on a copy of her latest I drop everything, pour myself a glass of wine and settle in for a wild ride.

Once again she’s managed to provide something fresh and unique and completely binge worthy. Oh, don’t forget full of blood too. The story follows George, a bestselling suspense author who is desperate to make a comeback, but at what cost?

The transitions from present day to ex
...more
Crystal Zavala
Jun 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
The Book Doctor is the third book that I have read by Britney King. Previously I read Room 553 and Kill, Sleep, Repeat. Room 553 is one of my favorite psychological thrillers and I recommend it all the time. I dove right into The Book Doctor without really reading the synopsis and I was immediately invested!
Author George Dawson's time as a bestselling author has come to an end. He has one last book to write and his publisher hires a "book doctor" to help him complete his manuscript and have one
...more
Jayne
Dec 22, 2020 rated it really liked it
You might need a doctor after you finish "The Book Doctor"! Yes, it was that traumatizing!

This is my first Britney King book so I was unprepared for the twists, turns, and deeply disturbing finale.

"The Book Doctor" focuses on two protagonists: George Dawson, a cynical best-selling author who hasn't released a book in three years and is having problems getting back in the grove, and "Book Doctor" Liam, an apprentice sent to George by his publisher. George feels that there is something "off" with
...more
Cathy
Jun 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing
The Book Doctor by Britney King
Yea! Yes! Yes! BK did it again with a book that just blew my mind! Love this author and highly loved this book! Fast read that sucks you in and doesn't spit you out til the end. Thank you to the author Britney King for writing this amazing book and letting me leave my opinion.
...more
Sherry Fundin
Britney King has done it again in her psychological thriller, The Book Doctor. The Prologue smacked me in the face, made me duck and cover, and had me rapidly turning the pages to find out what in the hell is going on.

George is a writer with a book deadline months past due and a wife with severe mental issues and the story takes off. It quickly becomes a twisted mess and I’m wondering what is going on with Liam. And his wife? My head is spinning.

George is living in hell.

A terrifying look into th
...more
Anne
Jun 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Oh. My. How does this incredibly lovely and talented woman write these amazingly dark and disturbing novels? I always get a little shiver of excitement when I pick up a King novel as I know I'm in for a creepy ride! This one is as good as it gets! Liam is the "book doctor" who is hired to help a cynical writer complete his newest book. But there are many secrets in both of their lives and each chapter reveals a new twist that we are not prepared to believe. So strap yourself in for this roller-c ...more
Nicole ☠ "psychological" thrill me❗
Never felt so let down. Britney King is a queen to me in the literary world and I have loved each of her novels. Except this one. The Book Doctor was very predictable and just bland in my opinion. There really werent any twists or turns, it was all very laid out you. Pretty cut and dry. Just overall so disappointing.
Blagica
Jun 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is surprisingly my first book by Britney King and I am not even sure how I came across this book but I am so thrilled I did. I love a good thrill ride and this checks all the boxes for me. It is different well crafted and is fast paced and enjoyable.

George is the primary caretaker for his mentally ill wife. That kind of responsibility does not make a good environment for finishing a book. This story starts off with George in trouble with his publisher. His drinking problem made me wonder h
...more
Lindsey
Thank you to the author for providing me with an advance copy of her newest novel in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.

Let me start by saying, that I think this is officially my new favorite cover of hers! The Book Doctor is available now for your digital reader and in paperback.

Britney’s books usually start out the same way. We get a brief glimpse at what will eventually be the end of the novel, and what better way to get a reader hooked than to leave us wondering how we ge
...more
Becky Baldridge
Jun 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I can always count on Britney King to thoroughly mess with my mind and leave me going 'Holy Crap! She went there!' Well, she did it again with The Book Doctor. The thing is I kind of knew where it was going, or at least I suspected. Then something would happen to make me doubt myself. I read a lot of psychological thrillers, and usually, I have things pretty well figured out well before the big twist, but this author always makes me doubt what I've figured out to the point that I completely talk ...more
Bookish_Sally
Jun 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
It’s always a great pull you in and get ready for a ride type of beginning.
Then it’s meeting your characters and choosing who you like and who you don’t or who is good and who is bad. It’s a ride with twists and turns and trying to solve whatever question you have before the actual question is revealed.
Then you get to that moment... you know what that moment is, the one where you question everything you’ve read this far, you question your own questions, and the answer was there all along, and
...more
Bobbie
Jul 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing
The Book Doctor by Britney King. This book was a gift to me. Britney King does it again! From the Prologue to end, there are so many twists and turns in this book that tells the story of famous mystery writer George whose books are not selling so well anymore, so his publisher hires a "The Book Doctor" to help him. He's a very personable guy but watch out he's also dangerous. What I like best about King's book is her well developed characters. Check it out for an edge-of- your-seat read, I recom ...more
Chessie
Jun 17, 2020 rated it really liked it
Thank you to Britney King for my ARC in exchange for an honest review.

Britney King does it again y’all! I dove into this fast paced thriller on Monday and found myself unable to put it down. As usual the author takes the reader on a dark and twisted ride, in The Book Doctor. However, if you are squeamish this book may not be for you. While the characters weren’t overly likable I still found myself intrigued with George and Liam. George is a writer trying to make a comeback while Liam is a young
...more
Kimberly Young
Jun 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing
The Book Doctor by Britney King has put her on another level! This book was outstanding! I did not want to finish it because I enjoyed it so much. George Dawson is a famous author who has hit a slump with his writing. His publisher sends a “book doctor” , named Liam, to help him meet his deadline. Liam is a young man and George really doesn’t like him. Something is off about him. What is it? You’ll have to read this to find out. This book is not for squeamish readers. I am really impressed with ...more
Dave Wheeler
Jun 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Well for me I totally loved this book and really hope you do. George is in trouble he's an author that isn't writing, he has a sick wife Eve and life is hard (hope that doesn't sound familiar). His editor has sent Liam to help him finish his latest master piece (it won't be as good as this book is obviously).
So the question who is Liam and why him? Well who are Eve and George are also good questions. One of the things Britney King (the Amazing Author) is good at is building on each of her chara
...more
Kelly Fredericks
Jun 19, 2020 rated it really liked it
Britney King is my go to for evocative writing and suspenseful storylines. Her latest book, The Book Doctor, is a menacing read filled with unsettling vibes (not for the faint of heart) that supplied me with a book rush I so needed. Buckle up...King’s new book is a dark and creepy ride with twists and turns every step of the way. I was mesmerized by her unrestrained plot, graphic imagery and warped characters. Full disclosure...King’s book has vivid scenes of death and murder. She showcases der ...more
Octavia (ReadsWithDogs)
"𝘜𝘯𝘧𝘰𝘳𝘵𝘶𝘯𝘢𝘵𝘦𝘭𝘺, 𝘩𝘦𝘳 𝘧𝘢𝘵𝘦 𝘸𝘢𝘴 𝘴𝘦𝘢𝘭𝘦𝘥. 𝘚𝘩𝘦 𝘭𝘪𝘬𝘦𝘥 𝘣𝘢𝘵𝘩𝘴, 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘴𝘩𝘦 𝘭𝘪𝘷𝘦𝘥 𝘢𝘭𝘰𝘯𝘦. 𝘚𝘩𝘦 𝘭𝘦𝘧𝘵 𝘸𝘪𝘯𝘥𝘰𝘸𝘴 𝘰𝘱𝘦𝘯 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘮𝘢𝘥𝘦 𝘲𝘶𝘦𝘴𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯𝘢𝘣𝘭𝘦 𝘤𝘩𝘰𝘪𝘤𝘦𝘴 𝘪𝘯 𝘱𝘦𝘵𝘴. 𝘚𝘩𝘦 𝘪𝘯𝘴𝘦𝘳𝘵𝘦𝘥 𝘩𝘦𝘳𝘴𝘦𝘭𝘧 𝘪𝘯𝘵𝘰 𝘮𝘺 𝘴𝘵𝘰𝘳𝘺, 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘐 𝘪𝘯𝘴𝘦𝘳𝘵𝘦𝘥 𝘮𝘺𝘴𝘦𝘭𝘧 𝘪𝘯𝘵𝘰 𝘩𝘦𝘳𝘴."⁣


Britney King has a way of making big things like murder sound so simple and casual and I love it!⁣

My first thoughts on finishing 𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘉𝘰𝘰𝘬 𝘋𝘰𝘤𝘵𝘰𝘳 were:⁣
"wtf did I just read?!"😳 Which is typical for a Britney King book🤣.⁣

A struggling formally bestselling author needs help writing an overdue
...more
Sara ✨ Next Book Review Blog ✨
I mean, Woah! This is Britney King at her best! Her last few books have skipped back in forth on the line of darkness but she marches down that line with The Book Doctor. I just love it when Britney King goes dark and gritty! This book was fast-paced and I felt the flurry of the entire story... I was rushed reading it, like I was on a deadline (besides reviewing by release day, that is). George is one of those characters that you'll find yourself empathizing with in the beginning until Mrs. King ...more
Amber
Jun 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Britney King never ceases to amaze me with the twisted storylines she comes up with. The Book Doctor is yet another example of a story that’s just crazy enough to keep you constantly on your toes without crossing over into the unbelievable category. But be forewarned: it’s not for the feint of heart.

When I dive into a thriller, I prefer to know as little about the book as possible beyond the synopsis. So that’s what kind of review this will be. Every chapter gives you a little more of the story
...more
readwithjamie
Jun 16, 2020 rated it really liked it
The Book Doctor is a maddening mind-gripping story about a writer desperate to make a comeback who realizes that success may cost more than he can afford to pay when a stranger arrives at his door.

Just like all of Britany King’s adrenaline-induced novels, The Book Doctor had me anxious in suspense up until it’s surprise ending. A bit of horror mixed with pure psychological terror. Not for the timid. A cautionary tale of love lost with a high dose of ambition and obsession of festering proportion
...more
LianaReads blog
Jun 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
What have I just read????
I was so intrigued by the whole story that I haven’t seen that ending coming my way at all. I mean, i got that many things didn’t add up but I’m still shocked at the twists of this story. Just brilliant.
« previous 1 3 4 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »

Readers also enjoyed

  • The Assistant's Secret
  • Dirty Liar
  • The Nanny's Secret
  • Her Biggest Fan
  • Three Hours In Paris
  • Sweet Surrender (Silver Cove #6)
  • The Trophy Wife
  • The Vow
  • Silver-Tongued Devil (Rough Riders, #0.5)
  • The Dream Job
  • Their Kingdom Come (The Sinners of Saint Amos #1)
  • Who The F*ck Am I? (Steve Regan Undercover Cop, #1)
  • The Big C
  • He'd Rather Be Dead (Chief Inspector Littlejohn #8)
  • The Janes (Alice Vega, #2)
  • Safecracker
  • Enticed (The Child Collector Series Book 4)
See similar books…
1,340 followers
Britney King writes psychological, domestic, and romantic thrillers set in suburbia. She is currently writing three series and several standalone novels.

The Bedrock series (psychological/domestic/romantic thriller) features an unlikely heroine who should have known better. Turns out, she didn't. Thus she finds herself tangled in a messy, dangerous, forbidden love story and face-to-face with a mad
...more

Related Articles

If you're a fan of the mystery and thriller genre and young adult books, recent months have brought a bevy of great reads to your shelves! We...
142 likes · 20 comments
“Bad decisions are written in permanent ink. Life cannot be reversed.” 0 likes
More quotes…