Monday 11 May 2020

SICK by Christa Wojciechowski

Sick (Sick #1)
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The novella I decided to read tonight turned out to be quite addictive. In so many ways. 😯

Susan is married to John and lives in a small guest house with him. She's a nurse trying to hold onto her job, but that's not easy when her husband is constantly sick. He's in and out of hospital, always in pain and constantly bedridden.

After his last hospital stay, he seems needier and strange things are happening when she goes to work. Something is going on and she's determined to find out what it is...

The title of this book is absolutely perfect. Not only does it describe the endless condition of one of the characters, but it also captures the essence of how the story makes you feel.

I felt nauseated quite often. And it wasn't because of John's lacking health. Nope. It was because of the very vivid descriptions of multiple hospital stays, the doctor's surgery, and the everyday tasks involved in taking care of someone with ailing health. Everything that Susan goes through is done to such a meticulous level.

Well, except for simple housekeeping. The horrid living conditions was enough to turn my stomach. Not to mention the easy way John so obviously manipulates and toys with her emotions, constantly. As sick as this guy seemed, I didn't trust him. And liked him even less. I mean, even her descriptions of this toddler-man were quite horrid.

I also liked the pace of the story, and the gradual decline of Susan's state of mind. This man she loves so much manages to steal everything else away from her. She's right, he's quite the parasite. But that's enough of that, because I don't want to get into spoiler territory.

The last thing I want to add is that this is quite a disturbing story with the right amount of tension and mystery to get you hooked. As well as determined to find out what's really going on.

I really enjoyed this. I'm looking forward to reading the next messed-up installment in this trilogy.

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