#BlogTour: Do No Harm by L V Hay @LucyVHayAuthor @OrendaBooks #DoNoHarm

Do No Harm was published on 15th June 2018 by Orenda Books. My thanks to the author and the publisher for the review copy and Anne Cater for inviting me on to the blog tour.

Till death do us part…

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, from one of the most exciting new voices in crime fiction.

My Thoughts:

First of all I have to say what a talented writer Lucy V. Hay is. It was a privilege to read her debut novel The Other Twin last year and have long wondered what would follow that up. I can safely say that the author has absolutely surpassed herself with Do No Harm, it is quite simply sublime and has every element that I like in a novel. 

Lily and Sebastian are getting married and this is where the book opens. Lily was at one time married to Maxwell. Sebastian and Maxwell couldn't be more different if they tried. Maxwell couldn't let go of the control during the marriage and he can't let go of it after the marriage. 

The author has written a dark and claustrophobic read that had me on the edge of my seat, the tension is palpable as it sprawls across the pages and the lives of all concerned. I really enjoyed the way that the story was told from different points of view and I had my mind changed at several junctures. 

A host of unreliable narrators add to the eeriness that pervades this writing. I can't fault this book and will be thinking of it for many days to come. 

Brilliant, brilliant stuff for so many reasons. 

About the Author:
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) andAssassin(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.

You can find her on Twitter: @LucyVHayAuthor

Please do have a look at some of the other stops on the blog tour. 


  1. Thanks so much for the Blog Tour support Leah x

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