My Review of “The Waiting Room” by Emily Bleeker Lake Union Publishing, August ,2018
OMG!! WOW!! KUDOS to Emily Bleeker, Author of “The Waiting Room” for an intense, captivating, intriguing, suspenseful, chilling thriller. “The Waiting Room” is a novel, that is a page turner, riveting, and I couldn’t put it down. I read this in one sitting. After reading the conclusion of this novel, I am absolutely flabbergasted, shocked, and have to admit that I never would have expected this ending!!! The Genres for this novel are Psychological Thriller, Suspense and Mystery and Fiction.
The author describes her cast of characters as complex, complicated , quirky and dysfunctional. Veronica Shelton, a famous illustrator is a shell of her former self, after her husband dies in an accident, at the same time that she has given birth to a baby girl. Veronica’s mother comes to live with her and helps her take care of the baby. Her mother insists that Veronica go for grief counseling to better come to terms and deal with her loss and life.
In the waiting room in the therapist’s office, Veronica meets some quirky people. Veronica constantly deals with the fear that she is a bad mother, and that her baby would be better off without her. Veronica can’t even hold her daughter.Soon very strange things seem to be happening in Veronica’s home. There are twists and turns.
One day Veronica comes home to find her baby daughter and mother gone. There is also blood at the scene. Immediately Veronica calls for help. Is Veronica a victim or suspect? What is going on? This story reminds me a little of the movie “The Sixth Sense”. WARNING: Don’t read before bedtime.!!! I would highly recommend this frightening and suspenseful novel for those readers who enjoy stories with shocking conclusions. I received this ARC from NetGalley for my honest review!!