Friday, 12 June 2015

"The Doctor's Daughter" by Vanessa Matthews. Signed paperback to giveaway.

Thanks to the author, I have a first edition, signed copy of her debut novel, The Doctor's Daughter, for one lucky reader.  Just enter via rafflecopter link below.  Best of luck!

The Blurb

A prominent psychiatrist's daughter realises insanity can be found much closer to home when she unlocks secrets from the past that threaten to destroy her future. 

It’s 1927, women have the right to vote and morals are slackening, but 23 year old Marta Rosenblit is not a typical woman of her time. She has little connection with her elder sisters, her mother has been detained in an asylum since Marta was born and she has spent her life being shaped as her father Arnold’s protégé. She is lost, unsure of who she is and who she wants to be. Primarily set in Vienna, this dark tale follows her journey of self-discovery as she tries to step out of her father’s shadow and find her identity in a man’s world. Her father’s friend Dr Leopold Kaposi is keen to help her make her name, but his interest is not purely professional and his motivations pose greater risks that she could possibly know. Marta's chance encounter in a café leads to a new friendship with young medical graduate Elise Saloman, but it soon turns out that Elise has some secrets of her own. When Marta’s shock discovery about her family story coincides with her mother’s apparent suicide, Marta can’t take anymore. None of the people she has grown to love and trust are who they seem. Her professional plans unravel, her relationships are in tatters and her sanity is on the line – and one person is behind it all.

About the author

Vanessa's debut poetry collection ‘Melodies of my Other Life’ was published by indie press Winter Goose Publishing in 2013. Since then she have been featured in several poetry publications, have won two poetry contests and have developed her fiction writing skills through training with the Arvon Foundation and mentorship from The Literary Consultancy. The Doctor’s Daughter is her first novel. She works as a freelance copy writer and marketing consultant and live in the South West of England with her husband and four children.

Twitter @VanessaMatthews

The Doctor's Daughter is available in papoerback and ebook format.


  1. in the garden, in the sunshine x

  2. Where would you like to read your signed copy of The Doctor's Daughter? aaahhh beside the pool on holiday in Kos

  3. with my morning cup of coffee, in bed

  4. Paula Readings13 June 2015 at 01:47

    At night tucked up in bed just before I go to sleep.

  5. In the bath with the door locked and the phone off the hook, nursing a small glass of wine. :)

  6. In the bath once my kids have gone to bed!

  7. I would like to read my signed copy of The Doctor's Daughter on a sun lounger in my back garden with my view of mount Brandon and the Atlantic in the background, hopefully the sun will be shining!

  8. Out in the garden, enjoying the sunshine

  9. In the garden
    Jade H

  10. Tucked up in bed, whilst its raining outside :)

  11. Relaxing on the sofa with my husband by my side, the book in one hand and a cup of tea in the other :)


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