Meet Denise Sanderson

the evil nurse in The Journey
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If I had to list the most evil of the villains I’ve created, nurse Denise Sanderson, from my contemporary romance novel, The Journey, would most certainly be near the top of that list. 

Denise is dedicated to her career. Her patients come first, and she’s not intimidated by hospital politics or vindictive supervisors. However, Denise also has a secret. While in nursing school, she frequented a neighborhood bar and soon fell in love with one of the bartenders, a young man named Jeremy Palmer. Unfortunately for Denise, Jeremy didn’t feel the same, and Denise neither forgave, nor forgot, his rejection.

Denise would meet Jeremy again, this time under different circumstances. When Jeremy’s wife, Cassie, is seriously injured in a car crash, Denise becomes one of her nurses. She quickly befriends both Cassie and Jeremy, and while Jeremy can’t quite place her, he feels he can trust her. Denise will use his trust to unleash her revenge, and Jeremy’s life will never be the same.

Denise is a fictitious character who represents a deep-seeded fear many of us may have. What if the people we trust to take care of us during our most vulnerable times really don’t have our best interests in mind?

Marina Martindale

The Journey is available on Amazon and