The Waiting Room
From the bestselling author of When I’m Gone and Working Fire comes a gripping novel about a mother, her missing daughter, and the dark secrets that engulf them.
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. He...more
Veronica not only has a new baby but within weeks looses her husband.
She wakes one morning thinking her husband is looking after the baby but on further investigation none of them are in the house.
She panic. But then thinks maybe her husband has taken baby on a car ride to settle her.
What she gets back is worrying.
Then, her husband is dead.
Her baby is safe.
Veronica suffers with postpartum depression . Or post natal depression as commonly called.
It a ...more
I must say that Emily Bleeker is quickly becoming one of my go to authors. I believed The Waiting Room seemed like a classic family drama, but there were more than a few surprises in store that made me quickly lose track of time. This is definitely one of my contenders for the most gut wrenching climax. I would highly recommend this as a good choice for a book club option.
Thanks to Netgalley for an e-ARC in exchange for an honest review. Publication Date is August ...more
Veronica loses her husband soon after giving birth to her daughter Sophia. His death was devastating and in conjunction with postpartum depression these events have left Veronica emotionally vulnerable and unable to cope on her own.
One day, Veronica returns to her home after a counseling session and finds her baby gone. The police are not being as helpful and she wishes, so she takes it upon herself to find her daughter.
This was a fast-paced book with unexp ...more
Veronica's life was turned upside down when her husband was killed in a car crash. Her baby girl survived the crash but n ...more
It was interesting to read about the main characters mental illness and the extent the human mind will go to in order to protect itself from ove ...more
Emily Bleeker can consistently weave a story like nobody's business and The Waiting Room is no exception!
Just when you think you have it all figured out - WHAM! Whiplash. I cannot even explain my love for her writing, and the way she crafts these incredibly suspenseful stories. Knocked this one out of the park. Totally out of the park and past the parking lot, and across the highway... It ...more
The Waiting Room is one of those books that creeps up on you, it starts off fairly strong but the more you read, the better it gets. The intensity ramps up page by page and then there are several really well executed twists and turns that just kept sucking me in the further along I read. It was one of those books where I kept saying, what in the actual hell is going on here?!
I really felt for poor Veronica, she’s a widow and she has severe post partum depression, which is so understandable ...more
When an accident claims the life of her husband, leaving Veronica alone to care for her infant daughter under the crippling symptoms of post-partum depression, Veronica is left to struggle through life with only her mother as support. Every day, Veronica tries to maintain some semblance of life, continuing her work as an illustrator for a children’s book and making her da ...more
Nick and Veronica are married with an infant girl named Sophie. Veronica is unable to hold her baby or care for her in any other way due to crippling postpartum depression. Nick was killed in an automobile accident involving a drunk driver and, Sophie, who was with him at the time, was injured. Veronica's mother Barb has moved in with her to help her with Sophie. Her mother and she don't ...more
The story goes like this, since her husband's death, Veronica has post partum depression. She couldn't touch her daughter. Her mother looked after the daily needs of her daughter till one day the child disappeared. And Veronica had to go searching for her daughter since police were doing nothing but suspecting her m ...more
Suspenseful, creative, imaginative, and did I say TWISTY? One of the Best Domestic Thrillers and will keep you guessing (trust me you will not figure this one out), until the REVEAL.
Emily Bleeker's best YET! A chart-topper. Definitely will make my Top 30 Books of 2o018! Complete review to follow. In the meantime, pre-0rder this one, and move to the TOP of your list.
Thank you to the publisher and NetGalley for an advanced copy in exchange for an honest review.
Thank you to NetGalley, Lake Union Publishing and Emily Bleeker for a copy of "The Waiting Room" in exchange of an honest review. ...more
A first by Emily Bleeker but it won’t be my last. It’s always exciting for me to read books by authors I’ve never read before because every author has their own way of writing a book. Some tend to focus more on the thriller aspect in a thriller novel, and some tend to focus a little more on the emotional aspect, but the thriller aspect is there.
For this book, I found the first bit a little boring and t it was until about halfway through the book where things started getting interesting ...more
This book was very hard to put down. Emily Bleeker did a great job of writing about postpartum depression. After giving birth to a daughter and losing her husband to a drunk driver Veronica’s life is never the same. She can’t touch her baby and stays to herself in a bad depression. Her mother takes care of the baby and finally tells Veronica she has to get help or she’s leaving.
There are four very main characters in this s ...more
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 Genr ...more
Veronica Shelton is a childrens book Illustrator who suffers from post partum depression. Her husband dies in an accident leaving her a text that reads "It was my fault". Unable to physically touch her daughter, her mother moves in for support and to care for the child. When her house is broken into no one wants to believe her. The cop that shows up doesn't believe her and he notices something in her art that Veronica has no idea how it got in ...more
This is one of those books where, as you're reading, you get an inkling of what might possibly be happening, but then something else weird happens, and you're like, "Nope, never mind. I'm clearly clueless.
I really can't say the things I want to say about The Waiting Room without causing spoilers, so I'll just say...if you like twisty, WTF type books? You just found your jam! ...more