Since October 2022 I have read all of McFadden’s psychological thrillers and each time I think I know what lies ahead, I don’t! Each book is always a wild, twisty ride and that ride continues in McFadden’s latest Ward D.

Medical student Amy Brenner is spending the night on a locked psychiatric ward. She has been dreading her evening working on Ward D, the hospital’s inpatient mental health unit. There are very specific reasons why she never wanted to do this required overnight rotation. Reasons nobody can ever find out.

Those reasons are fleshed out in looks back at Amy’s past. The back story was interesting by itself, but combined with present day events? So good! I don’t know how McFadden does it, but Ward D is intense throughout. I consistently had the feeling of being on the edge of my seat waiting for the next shock! The shocks were delivered constantly, even at the very end. McFadden writes great end of chapter hooks. You tell yourself you’ll read just one more chapter, but that one chapter turns into two or three.

Carve out some time for Ward D because it is going to be hard to put down. Forget about everything else for a bit and dive in … the ride will be well worth your time.

My thanks to Freida McFadden and the Victory Editing NetGalley Co-op for allowing me to read and review an advanced copy of this book. All opinions are my own.

Rating: 5 stars

Reviewer: Jennifer

Title: Ward D

Author: Freida McFadden

Release Date: May 8, 2023

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