Veronica has lost her husband and is trying to cope with a new born. Ever since her husband's death she cannot bear to even go into the baby's room and pick her crying infant. Her mother who has moved in with her has to attend to the child.
This is the opening to the story. The surprises await you at every turn of the page and nothing is as it seems. The character Veronica is complex and the problems are psychological and seem insurmountable. How does such a person fit into society, how does society adapt to such a person. Are there many more Veronicas around that we are not even aware of?
The story was winding but not boring. You knew things were slightly off but the writer keeps you on edge till the very end with its denouement.
Sent to me by Netgalley for an unbiased review, courtesy of Lake Union Publishing.