In all honesty, when I first started reading this, I wasn't sure if it was for me. In setting the scene and unveiling the relationship between Marta and her father, there is a lot of psychology references and while I didn't mind it so much, it did mean that the first few chapters are fairly hard going. That said, I am very pleased that I stuck with it - what started off slowly turned into a compelling and intriguing read, with a nice unexpected twist, that I struggled to put down.
I enjoyed seeing the way the relationship built up between Marta and Elise - I felt sorry for Marta in the beginning as she doesn't seem to know where she fits in the world, and is incredibly lonely and that coupled with the lack of respect she receives from those around her, including her father and the children that she teaches, made me root even more for her to put her stamp on those circles she moved in.
Although slow to start I would advise any reader to stick with The Doctor's Daughter. While none of the characters are particularly likeable, I found the relationships between Marta and those around her interesting, and it comes with a fine twist.
The Doctor's Daughter is out now and you can get it here:
**Many thanks to the author for my ARC**