Title: The Waiting Room
Author: Emily Bleeker
Rating: 4 Stars
Days it Took to Read: 3
4-Sentence Synopsis: Veronica Shelton is suffering from severe postpartum depression after her husband Nick dies two weeks after the birth of their baby girl, Sophie. One morning, Veronica wakes up and discovers that Sophie is missing and shortly after, her mother vanishes. The authorities think Veronica is the main suspect in the kidnapping and she must escape and take matters into her own hands to discover the truth. Unexpected friendships are made and difficult truths are revealed as Veronica realizes what truly happened to her daughter Sophie.
Review: I had to idea how this book was going to end. It really took me by surprise and I enjoyed speeding through this tale. Because so many secrets are hidden from the reader, I found myself frustrated with characters at times. However, there was plenty of excitement and lots of twists and turns. I’m not sure how I feel about the secret that is revealed in the last chapter between Veronica and Gillian. Without giving anything away, I think it’s a nice twist but was left alone too easily. I also have mixed feelings of the small romance between Veronica and Mark…but that’s less important. I loved following along with Veronica and trying to understand how her mind worked throughout this whole process. Would definitely recommend this book, especially if you are a big thriller fan or enjoyed The Wife Between Us. Will definitely check out other books by Emily Bleeker in the future. Thanks to NetGalley and Lake Union Publishing for a pre-publishing copy in exchange for my honest review! (Book Published 8/28)
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