Wednesday, 3 July 2013

Review: Elephant in the Room - Diana F Febry

Reviewer: Tyeesha
Rating: 3 out of 5 Fairies
Penny is a fortyish year old divorcee who is overcoming heartache and mental breakdown after her husband's infidelity. At a retreat to find herself, she becomes involved with Robert Carver, a successful business man. Robert is dying and has a final wish of seeing his estranged step-daughter Sophie, before he dies. He enlists Penny to find Sophie, although he has hidden many dark secrets as to why Sophie left in the first place. Robert's two sons Josh and Harry are completely against bringing Sophie home, as they feel she is crazy, and it will just bring stress to their father bringing her back. Penny does find Sophie, and the truth is revealed, but she was not prepared for the truth.

For me personally, this book was a little slow getting to the point. The author had a tendency  to over describe the emotions, and daily events of each character. Penny was at times frustrating; she was a nosey, pushy woman. Her character drove me a little CRAZY...leave well enough alone already Penny! Although, she did have some redeeming qualities. I was a little frustrated with the ending. It climaxed, then nose-dived into a cliff. I think this book would be a good read for someone more age appropriate to the characters, mid 40's, but for myself, (30) this book was just too long.
Penny Jackson is slowly re-building her life after the abrupt end of her marriage, when she falls in love with the charismatic hotelier, Robert Carver. When dark unspoken family secrets start to surface, Penny has to re-evaluate everything and rely on her own wits to stay alive.

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