Thursday 13 August 2015

Review of Search for the Truth by Kathryn Freeman - Five *


Sometimes the truth hurts … 
When journalist Tess Johnson takes a job at Helix pharmaceuticals, she has a very specific motive. Tess has reason to believe the company are knowingly producing a potentially harmful drug and, if her suspicions are confirmed, she will stop at nothing to make sure the truth comes out. 

Jim Knight is the president of research and development at Helix and is a force to be reckoned with. After a disastrous office affair he’s determined that nothing else will distract him from his vision for the company. Failure is simply not an option. 

As Tess and Jim start working together, both have their reasons for wanting to ignore the sexual chemistry that fires between them. But chemistry, like most things in the world of science, isn’t always easy to control. 


Wow! This was a brilliant book! Full of love, doubt, suspicion and quite a lot of humour!

The basic premise is journalist Tess gets a job with Helix Pharmaceuticals to try and found out if their product for cancer caused her mother's heart attack. There she meets Jim, the new, dynamic R&D President and fireworks happen.
The balance between her desire to find the truth and her fear that Jim knew about the risk and took it anyway runs like a river through the book. 

I loved Tess and Jim was praying that he knew nothing about the drug complications. Kathryn is a very clever writer. I was cheering and depressed alternatively all the way through! The suspense and tension was kept up all the way through and I was quite exhausted by the time I reached the end. No spoilers so I won't even say if I was happy with the end or not!

Loved it - in fact I have yet to find a Choc Lit book I don't love!


  1. So kind of you, Annie. Thank you so much taking the time to read Search for the Truth and to post such a fabulous review.

  2. Fab review. Loving that 'brilliant' bit! Thanks for sharing, Annie. :) xx