Aging…..something none of us can escape from. As one moves from their youth to middle and then to old age, it becomes a sometimes scary prospect. Scary as in when you look in that mirror you see someone who you might not recognize and wonder where did my youth go?
|This book had so many things going for it. The topics were ever so relevant and the descriptions that were given made the reader realize many things, first and foremost being that you are not alone in your feelings.|
How many of us have at one time or another felt invisible? Perhaps you were ignored by a sales clerk, or wait staff, or a husband/wife, or your children? You know the feeling, as if you are not there and the resentment and awareness of being less than a human being builds. Perhaps you think it’s an age thing.? Am I not young enough, skinny enough, pretty enough, desirable enough to be noticed? Is life passing me by at breakneck speed and I just can’t seem to cope? Have I lost that something I thought I never would?
Rachel Edwards, our invisible women, has been married to her husband Mark for many years. She has two older children, and she feels that no one in her circle of life sees her anymore. Has she outlasted her usefulness?
As Rachel descends further and further into a world where awful things have happened, she finds she needs to come to terms with what life is. Rachel is in the throes of shifts in her hormonal level due to menopause, and her heightened awareness of the extremely troubling rise in knife attacks in Britain have raised her sense of the awful and the horrible to new heights. Rachel is perceptive, empathetic and it seems she takes on the ills of her village as her very own.
However, as her empathy grows, she embroils herself in the deaths of the area, becoming more and more cognizant of the role of hatred and anger and its detrimental effect on our world. As Rachel immerses herself into tragedy, she takes on the role of being the cause of it, and buries herself in a world of nightmare and tragedy of which she might not be a part of.
The topics that are covered so well in this book by this author are known to us all. She creates a most touching, far reaching story that hits its mark on so many levels. I definitely recommend this story for its mindful and perceptive look at how this world can and does manipulate us and force many of us to withdraw into a world of further nightmares and deceit.
Thank you to S.E. Lynes, Bookouture, and NetGalley for a copy of this story due out April 22,2020
and here’s the author
S E Lynes is the Amazon best selling author of psychological thrillers, VALENTINA, MOTHER, THE PACT and THE PROPOSAL.
After graduating from Leeds University, Susie lived in London before moving to Aberdeen where she worked as a producer at the BBC before moving with her husband, Paul, and two young children to Rome.
In Rome, she began to write, snatching time where she could. After the birth of her third child and upon her return to the UK, she gained an MA in Creative Writing from Kingston University.
She now combines writing, mentoring and lecturing. She has also published two children’s books in Italy.
Her fifth novel, THE WOMEN is out May 22nd 2019.
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This sounds really good and insightful. Wonderful review Marialyce.
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It was quite a different approach, Carla. Thank you!
Great review! I have this one to read. Hoping to get to it in a few weeks. 😊
I love this exciting review, Marialyce! I need to read this author!
Great review, Marialyce! I haven’t heard of the author before and this sounds like a book I’ll definitely enjoy. Stacked!