Tuesday, March 5, 2024

Review - The Inmate

Title:  The Inmate
Author Freida McFadden
Genre:   Mystery & Thrillers
Publisher:  Poisoned Pen Press
Format:  Kindle ARC
No. of Pages:   336
Date of Publication:   March 5, 2024
My Rating:   5 Stars

*First published June 13, 2022

There are three rules Brooke Sullivan must follow as a new nurse practitioner at a men’s maximum-security prison:

1) Treat all prisoners with respect.

2) Never reveal any personal information.

3) Never EVER become too friendly with the inmates.

But none of the staff at the prison knows Brooke has already broken the rules. Nobody knows about her intimate connection to Shane Nelson, one of the penitentiary’s most notorious and dangerous inmates.

And they certainly don’t know that Shane was Brooke’s high school sweetheart—the star quarterback who is now spending the rest of his life in prison for a series of grisly murders. Or that Brooke's testimony was what put him there.

But Shane knows.

And he will never forget.

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For reasons unclear to Brooke Sullivan, she had been unable to find a job once she moved back into her childhood home with her ten-year-old son. The job she was able to get with a one-year contract was at a maximum security prison. The prison has a few rules, one of which is not to become too friendly with the inmates. This definitely might become a problem for Brooke because, as a nurse practitioner, she can't dictate which prisoners she will come in contact with. This could be quite problematic for Brooke as her high school sweetheart, Shane Nelson, is one of the prisoners, and she played a key role in his sentencing.

Watching Brooke working hard at doing her job, but also very protective of her son, the series of events in this story was more than intriguing, especially when it came to struggling to trust the different protagonists in this story. Having the story go back and forth from past to present really grabbed my attention. And then, the twists! Even though I thought I figured things out. I was truly shocked at the twists. Fabulous job, Ms. McFadden!

Many thanks to Freida McFadden, Poisoned Pen Press and to NetGalley for this ARC for review. This is my honest opinion.


#1 Amazon bestselling author Freida McFadden is a practicing physician specializing in brain injury who has penned multiple Kindle bestselling psychological thrillers and medical humor novels. She lives with her family and black cat in a centuries-old three-story home overlooking the ocean, with staircases that creak and moan with each step, and nobody could hear you if you scream. Unless you scream really loudly, maybe.

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