Book Review: An Impossible Dilemma by Netta Newbound

An Impossible DilemmaTitle: An Impossible Dilemma
Author: Netta Newbound
Genre: Thriller
Age Group: Adult (18+)
Rating: 5 stars
Buy: Amazon
Review copy provided by Enchanted Book Promotions in exchange for an honest review.

Local vets Victoria and Jonathan Lyons seem to have everything—a perfect marriage, a beautiful five-year-old daughter, Emily, and a successful business. Until they discover Emily has a rare and fatal illness.

Early trials show that a temporary fix would be to transplant a hormone from a living donor. However in the trials; the donors had died within twenty four hours. They have no choice but to accept their daughter is going to die.

When Jonathan is suddenly killed in a farming accident, Victoria turns to her sick father-in-law, Frank, for help.  A series of events present Victoria and Frank with a situation that, although illegal, could help save Emily.

Will they take it?

How far would you go for your child? That’s the question protagonist Victoria needs to answer in this heart-stopping thriller, An Impossible Dilemma. The novel has a promising start with two vets, Victoria and Jonathan, who have the seemingly perfect life. A good marriage, a beautiful five-year-old daughter, a successful business. But then they find out their daughter has a terminal illness. The news wrecks them, but they’re not about to give up yet. Then Jonathan passes away too, in an accident, and Victoria is left alone to care for her baby girl. Shaken to the core over what happened to her husband, and worried about her daughter, Victoria has to take measures into her own hands if she wants to save Emily. And those measures might be rather drastic.

I don’t want to spoil things by telling you more about the situation Victoria finds herself in, but I can tell you that it’s quite a dilemma, as the title suggests. The book was a rollercoaster of suspense, with a relentless, fast pace. I couldn’t put it down. The characters are lively and realistic, in particular Victoria. The writing is sublime, and keeps you engrossed in the story. An excellent book, recommended to all thriller fans.



  1. Tanya Vaughn says

    I love a good medical thriller, I love the possibilities. Right now I am reading The Cerulean’s Secret, it’s about genomic tech and it’s based in the very near future. It’s so good. Dennis Meredith is the author his site is


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