The Nurse by Amy Cross managed to get me involved with the characters. And I didn’t like them from page one. First, we meet Alice as she was twenty years ago. She is forced to spend a lot of time at home to take care of dad, who is bedridden. He suffers from a variety of illnesses and Alice is occupied with such mundane tasks as changing colostomy bags. Dad is anything BUT grateful and whines a lot only when he is not being abusive. Alice seems to be trapped into passive acceptance. I found dad to be a thoroughly detestable creature. Alice has time to take care of him because she has been on leave from her job as a nurse pending investigation of a case where Alice was accused of giving the wrong medicine to and causing the death of a patient, a young boy named Andrew. Occasionally Andrew visits the house to accuse and threaten Alice.