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Tuesday, August 28, 2018

The Waiting Room by Emily Bleeker

The Waiting Room by [Bleeker, Emily]

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.


5 comments:

bermudaonion said...

This sounds sad and full of tension. I think I'd probably like it too.

Vicki said...

I was a mess for about 1 1/2 years when my husband died so I can relate to that aspect of the book. But I can't imagine that I would ever neglect my child for any reason. I would cling more tightly to him/her as I did with my kids and grandkids. Sounds like a book I'd enjoy though.

Mary said...

I read a previous novel by the author and would definitely read this one!

Literary Feline said...

I love it when an author can keep me guessing. I will have to give this one a try!

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

This wasn't the best book I ever read but it certainly was a page turner!