Rosie’s Book Review Team #RBRT The Doctor’s Daughter by @VanessaMatthews #bookreview

One I enjoyed … in a strange sort of way #RBRT #books

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Today’s book review comes from Judith, she blogs at

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Judith chose to read and review The Doctor’s Daughter by Vanessa Matthews


Considering it is a disturbing novel, with themes of manipulation and emotional and mental cruelty it might seem odd to read that I enjoyed The Doctor’s Daughter. Yet I did; because I liked the writing style of Vanessa Matthews, because it is so sensitively written, and because of the compelling plot. Although I found it a little slow to begin (there is a lot of introspective internal dialogue) I soon became used to this and was more and more engrossed as the book progressed.

Mainly set in Vienna, in the early part of the last century, the story is populated by good rounded characters. Virtually isolated within her family, the protagonist, Marta Rosenblit, is complex yet with a certain naivety. Exposed to outside society but only within her…

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