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Tuesday, April 14, 2020

What it Seems by Emily Bleeker

This was full of suspense and was a thriller but not quite what I felt like reading in the present context. That was unfortunate.

Tara is mild and her personality has been crushed by her foster mother who controls her and rules her with a rod of iron.  Her only life is watching a vlog of a family and when she is invited to join the family she is hugely relieved as she feels that she will have some kind of normalcy in her life.
She did not envisage cracks appearing and everything not being quite so rosy as it looks like. Is her Mother still controlling her life from afar? Is this some twisted plan put together between the two families to control Tara and not to let her get away?

The writing in the story was good and though I did know how it was going to end, it did not detract from the novel.

Thank you to Netgalley for the advance copy, sent courtesy of Lake Union Publishing. All opinions stated here are my own.


  1. I haven't been in a thriller mood lately either - life is scary enough right now.

  2. I am glad the knowing how it would end did not bother you

  3. This sounds like an interesting novel. Poor Tara having to go through all that.