A book tour with iRead Book Tours requested me to participate in a review or spotlight. The book is part of An Anne Collins Mystery series. I offered to read and review all three books in this series. The first book in this series is The Mad Hatter’s Son by Helen Starbucks.
Annie Collins is an OR nurse who’s suddenly called by her college roommate for lunch. When she arrives at Libby’s house, she finds her old roommate in bed and asks Annie to be her caregiver for a few weeks. Libby’s seen all the doctors and even the therapist they recommended, but she still feels terrible. Her symptoms don’t fit the symptoms of anything her docs can figure out. Annie doesn’t want to do this, but agrees to care for Libby.
As a nurse, Annie doesn’t have all the medical answers for Libby’s symptoms. However, she does the right things to seek more info from the doctors so Annie has a better idea of what she’s dealing with. I almost wish Annie would have gotten more out of her conversations with Libby to gain better traction on this. It’s very hard to narrow down the possibilities when Libby isn’t as cooperative as Annie hoped. While Annie does do a few things I wouldn’t recommend, she holds onto her intuition until she finds the truth!
Things aren’t always as they seem. The Mad Hatter’s Son by Helen Starbuck is definitely an example of this! It’s amazing how a story can be twisted just so and a book reveals so much you weren’t expecting! Maybe I’m a hopeless romantic but I thought Annie would get a proposal or something grand! But, this is a mystery book, romance is just for the relational aspects of the story.
A digital copy of The Mad Hatter’s Son by Helen Starbuck was gifted to me by the author. This review is completely my honest opinion. I give this book 5 out of 5 tiaras because I really felt the intensity of each character and their emotions. I definitely recommend this book and mysteries aren’t even my usual genre!