Narrator: Emily Wilden
Series: Dr. David Galbraith #2
Published by Self Published / Indie on 13 June 2016
Length: 10 hrs and 19 mins
Source: Author, Submitted
Even the darkest secrets can't stay hidden forever.
When 29-year-old Cynthia Galbraith struggles to come to terms with her traumatic past and the realities of prison life, a prison counsellor persuades her to write a personal journal exploring the events that led to a life sentence for murder.
Although unconvinced at first, Cynthia finally decides she has all the time in the world and very little, if anything, to lose. She begins writing and holds back nothing: sharing the thoughts she hadn't dared vocalize, the things that keep her awake at night and haunt her waking hours.
©2015 John Nicholl (P)2016 John Nicholl
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I struggled through the first 60% of this book. It’s not that it was boring but it isn’t exactly thriller material. It’s more a psychological warfare than anything. However, stick with this book… John Nicholl has a real talent for writing and his words are seriously a work of art! When Evil Calls Your Name (Dr. David Galbraith, #2) is book 2 (obviously) in the Dr. Galbraith duet and you should not read book 2 before reading White is the Coldest Colours. While you don’t have to read it to enjoy book 2, it will make your reading more pleasurable. You’ll also get more from both these books; they work well off of each other.
I guess I seem to have a thing for the British accent as I completely adored the narrator, Emily Wilden’s voice. She really did a marvelous job of conveying Cynthia’s emotions. Besides being able to hear all the conflicting emotions in the wife, or now widow, of Dr. David Galbraith, you can feel it. She struggles in the beginning in telling her story. However, she grows in her strength… you hear it in the story and in the performance. It’s a real gift for an audio narrator to share their feelings through his/her voice and Wilden does this superbly!
It was incredibly interesting to see Cynthia to transform from this feisty young woman with dreams and a serious love interest. It shows you how one person can change the course of everything. Your whole life can change with one person’s sick obsession. Cynthia takes us through her life where everything, for her changed, up to the ending of White is the Coldest Colours. We all new Dr. Galbraith was a sick and twisted man but we really get to see a side of him that only a wife sees… and it is not a pretty site! There was really no way to escape from Dr. Galbraith’s grasp once he has his sights on you… he is like a dog with a bone!
So, I would say… give this book some time. It might seem a bit slow to begin with… and I won’t lie, it is. However, this dark psychological warfare is fascinating to witness. When Evil Calls Your Name reads more like a memoir than anything else, it’s also not exactly a thriller, I’d definitely stick it in the psychological category though. We really witness the complete mental destruction of a person and sometimes physical, as Dr. Galbraith was incredibly sneaky and intelligent in his pursuit. This book, really both books, show you how anyone… even the doctor you know and trust can be a monster hidden right in front of you!
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