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Book Spotlight: The Waiting Room by Emily Bleeker

SYNOPSIS: Ever since her husband’s death collided with the birth of her daughter, postpartum depression has taken hold of Veronica Shelton. She can’t sleep, can’t work, and can’t bear to touch her beautiful baby girl. Her emotional state is whispering lies in Veronica’s ear: You’re a bad mother. Your baby would be better off without you. But not everything can be reasoned away by Veronica’s despair. Can it?
After all, the break-in at her house happened. The disturbing sketches she found in her studio are real. So is the fear for her daughter’s safety—especially when Veronica comes home to a cold, silent nursery and a missing baby.
As she turns from victim into primary suspect, Veronica realizes that only she can find her daughter. Authorities aren’t helping. They’re only watching. Veronica’s concerned mother has suddenly vanished from her life. And a new friend seems to be keeping secrets from her too. Now, reality is waiting for Veronica in a dark place—because someone’s mind games have only just begun.

MY THOUGHTS: Often we can figure out the course of a book within the first chapter. That was not the case with this book. I was completely wrong with how I thought it was going to go.
The best adjective I can use to describe this book is creepy. From start to finish, it was creepy. It wasn’t the kind of creepy that you get from watching an episode of Discovery ID but it was creepy none the less.
The main character is incredibly difficult to like. She’s the type of person you probably wouldn’t be friends with because she just puts you off. Her mannerisms, her dialogue, her attitude – all give you the feeling that there’s more there than you know.
The mystery suspense component is awesome. I really wanted to continue reading and was aggravated when I had to stop. Mostly, I had no idea how it was going to end up and I desperately wanted to know.
It is a good book. But it will stay with you after you’re done reading it. I give it 4 stars because it’s original and creepy, but it still seems to be missing a little something that I can’t quite put my finger on.
I would still recommend it to be read.
The synopsis belongs solely to the author publisher.

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