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Do No Harm

by Lucy V. Hay

Books of the Month Crime / Mystery eBooks of the Month Family Drama Relationship Stories Thriller and Suspense

LoveReading View on Do No Harm

A short, sharp, shock of read and it’s absolutely fabulous! Maxwell is determined to win his ex-wife Lily back even though she has moved on and found love with Sebastian, jealousy, spite, and rage enter their lives, laying waste. This is just so incredibly easy to read, even though the prologue cranks up the tension, and each chapter adds a whip-crack of suspense I simply galloped my way through ‘Do No Harm’. L. V. Hay has created characters who entered my mind in vibrant colourful intensity, the different points of view clear to see and feel yet disquiet fills the pages. Maxwell’s conversational diary-like entries as he makes his feelings clear slices through the new relationship. My thoughts almost turned themselves inside out as I read and the ending… oooh that ending! ‘Do No Harm’ is a little cracker, bursting with fiery energy, it certainly creates a stir.

Liz Robinson

Do No Harm Synopsis

After leaving her marriage to jealous, possessive oncologist Maxwell, Lily and her six-year-old son have a second chance at happiness with headteacher Sebastian. Kind but vulnerable, Sebastian is the polar opposite of Maxwell, and the perfect match for Lily. After a whirlwind romance, they marry, and that's when things start to go wrong... Maxwell returns to the scene, determined to win back his family, and events soon spiral out of control. Lily and Sebastian find themselves not only fighting for their relationship, but also their lives... Chilling, dark and terrifying, Do No Harm is a taut psychological thriller and a study of obsession, with a killer twist that you will never see coming.

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Do No Harm Reader Reviews

In addition to our Lovereading expert opinion some of our Reader Review Panel were also lucky enough to read and review this title. You can click here to read the full reviews.

A tense thriller exploring secrets and hidden agendas. Full review

Sharon Hall

Prepare to read this book in one sitting - totally captivating characters with a plot that will keep you on your toes right to the end. Full review


A tense thriller which gripped me from the first page. Do No Harm is fast paced with many twists and an ending that will leave you speechless. Full review

Gail Phillips

Not very believable. Full review

Nicola Cooper

Do No Harm Press Reviews

`From the cover to the title to the set-up to the ending, this will wrong-foot you in ALL the best ways' Caz Frear, author of Sweet Little Lies - `Crackles with tension' Karen Dionne

`As dark and twisty as the Brighton Lanes' Peter James - `Prepare to be seriously disturbed' Paul Finch

`A cracker of a debut! I couldn't put it down' Paula Daly - `An unsettling whirlwind of a novel with a startlingly dark core' The Sun

`Well written, engrossing and brilliantly unique, this is a fab debut' Heat - `With twists and turns in every corner, prepare to be surprised by this psychological mystery' Closer

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All versions of this book

ISBN: 9781912374212
Publication date: 20/07/2018
Publisher: Orenda Books
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781912374212
Publication date: 20th July 2018
Author: Lucy V. Hay
Publisher: Orenda Books
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 304 pages
Genres: Books of the Month, Crime / Mystery, eBook Favourites, Family Drama, Relationship Stories, Thriller / Suspense,
Categories: Crime & mystery, Thriller / suspense, Romance,

About Lucy V. Hay

Lucy V. Hay is a novelist, script editor and blogger who helps writers via her Bang2write consultancy. She is the associate producer of Brit Thrillers Deviation (2012) and Assassin (2015), both starring Danny Dyer. Lucy is also head reader for the London Screenwriters' Festival and has written two non-fiction books, Writing & Selling Thriller Screenplays, plus its follow-up Drama Screenplays. Her critically acclaimed debut thriller The Other Twin was published in 2017. She lives in Devon with her husband, three children, six cats and five African Land Snails.

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