This I Would Kill For by Anne Buist
Source: Legend Press
Description Of The Book
Natalie King has been hired to do a psychiatric evaluation for the children’s court. A custody dispute. Not her usual territory, but now that she’s pregnant she’s happy to do a simple consult.
Turns out Jenna and Malik’s break-up is anything but simple. He claims she’s crazy and compulsive; she claims he’s been abusing their daughter Chelsea.
But what if all the claims are true? Or none? How can Natalie protect the child? And how does she work out where her concerns for Chelsea slide into her growing obsession with her own lost father?
More urgently: with both parents saying they’re desperate to keep their daughter safe—what if one of them is desperate enough to kill?
Dr Natalie King, a Forensic Psychiatrist has to decipher in a very complicated case who to give the custody of a child, to the father or the mother... When the word "abuse" appear on the case Natalie knows that she will have to be careful who to believe, follow the brain or the heart? Never an easy choice, and now that Natalie is pregnant seems that all her thoughts are distorted and is not secure what to believe...
It was really difficult to read this case being a mother, when the safety and happiness of my child is always the most important thing of my life it was totally unbeilable the thought that someone could lie and blame the other parent of abuse. If you are fighting for custody on your child, lying is never the way to win, and putting your partner into question will make everything you say in danger.
The Natalie King books are always original and interesting, they are never easy cases and Natalie is not the typical psychiatrist we are used to... So be prepared to fall in love with this series!
I would recommend you to read the two previous books of the series, there are some links between the characters that will be missed, and let me say that the cases are worth the read!
Ready for the worst fight ever?
About The Author
Anne Buist is the Chair of Women’s Mental Health at the University of Melbourne and has over 25 years clinical and research experience in perinatal psychiatry. She works with Protective Services and the legal system in cases of abuse, kidnapping, infanticide and murder. Medea’s Curse is her first mainstream psychological thriller.