Linda’s Book Obsession Reviews “What It Seems” by Emily Bleeker, Lake Union Publishing, March 17, 2020
Emily Bleeker, author of “What It Seems” has written an intense, riveting, captivating, edgy suspenseful novel. The Genres for this story are Psychological Thriller, Thriller, Mystery, Suspense, and Fiction. The timeline for this story is set in the present and goes back to the past when it pertains to the characters or events in the story. The author describes her colorful and dramatic characters as complex, complicated, emotionally unstable, selfish, quirky and strange. There are betrayals, secrets, and twists and turns.
Tara has been raised by a controlling and manipulative foster mother when she was eight years old. Her foster mother basically keeps her isolated as much as she can, and Tara fears the punishment that she will get if she doesn’t cooperate and behave the way the foster mother expects her to.
Tara has a computer, and has learned how to get around and starts watching online videos. She becomes obsessed with a video family, the “Feelys” and wishes she could be with them. An opportunity presents itself for Tara to apply for an internship by e-mail. While running errands with her foster mom, Tara runs and gets an interview. Could this really be Tara’s ticket to happiness? Will Tara’s foster Mom really let her go?
Does anyone know what the perfect family should be? I loved the exciting and intense ending. I would highly recommend this suspenseful thriller.