Thank you to NetGalley and BooksGoSocial for the free ARC of this book to read and review. All opinions and thoughts below are my own and are not influenced in any way.
Hi friends, I’m so excited to be able to bring you this review of Unethical by Marla L Anderson, this book was published on the 28th January 2021.
Overall rating 5 out of 5 stars.
My first words when I completed this book were “wow” repeatedly. Unethical was absolutely brilliant.
There are few books, that I’ve read at least, that focus on a member of the ageing population, who is also incredibly ill and this book felt like representation of those suffering from Alzheimer’s.
The story itself thrilled me, it was so fast-paced and had to many twists and turns I nearly got whiplash trying to keep up! There were no lulls in the story, every time you turned the page the story got better.
At points I was quite frightened by this story, it made me really question if something like this could be happening already… Without giving too much away it wouldn’t surprise me if there were similar programmes for other diseases.
The stand outs of this book for me though were the characters, each one was blended perfectly into the story, bringing something different and standing out in their own way.
Jo was wonderful, the grit and determination she showed towards her Father was excellent, the author didn’t shy away from making it clear how much she struggled with him and how easy things would have been if she just left him, but also showed us how much love and compassion Jo had.
Scott was by far my favourite character, he had so much depth! And his backstory was a really clever little addition. The way he kept supporting Jo, even from the start was admirable.
Kessler again was absolutely brilliant. The author wrote his decline through the book so well, I don’t want to give too much away as this is part of the story but it was so cleverly done.
Suzanne I had mixed feelings about, I think she was the best written character through the book. The author really put the work in to make us feel every possible emotion whilst we read Suzanne’s parts.
The ending of this book made my heart break and swell at the same time, I don’t want to be cryptic but I don’t want to give anything away!
On the whole, this book was excellent. Every word written built suspense, fear and excitement and I couldn’t wait to keep turning the pages to see what was going to happen.
Unethical by Marla L Anderson was amazing, I’m so grateful that I got to read this book as I thoroughly enjoyed it.