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Series: The Vets at Hope Green Part 3
Title: Too Close to Home
Author: Sheila Norton
Publisher: Penguin Random House UK, Ebury Publishing, Ebury Digital
Published: March 16th, 2017
The serialisation of this book, which is due to be published as a full length paperback in June 2017, means this is the third of four parts and continues on from the emotive cliffhanger ending of the second part – then ends on another cliffhanger! Reviewing this without revealing events from the earlier parts is difficult, but I’ll endeavour to do so! Sam is now living with her Gran and working for Joe, the local vet. There are huge revelations about Joe and his family in this part and I admit to not liking some of Sam’s reactions to those revelations – she came over more selfish and less considerate in this respect IMHO.
The village and villagers are brought to life in the story – it feels like you could just pop out to visit them, like old friends. David, the dog-walker, is still being attentive and supportive whilst her so-called ‘friend’ from London, Claire, comes to visit (read it to find out why I defined her like that!). There’s plenty of angst and turmoil packed into this relatively short story and that ending has me waiting with eager anticipation for the final, fourth, part of this novel!
Many thanks to the publishers for gifting me a copy of this novel, via NetGalley, with no obligation. This is my honest review.
PART THREE of a serialised novel – a heartwarming and inspiring story about living the simple life and the joy of animals.
Things are finally starting to look up for Sam – a chance at her dream job as a vet, and a new friend (who is a huge animal lover himself – a very important detail!) What more could she ask for?
But a something is eating away at her: her boss Joe is acting strangely around her – he’s definitely hiding something. And having dreamed of being a vet for so long, she cannot afford to put a foot wrong.
When a call to tend to a sick pony comes into the practice, it all strikes too close to home for Sam and Joe. The odds are stacked against her, and she risks losing everything…
Note: this is part three of a four-part serialised novel. The full length paperback will be available in June.