Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Book Review: These Things Hidden
Recently I was sent a copy of These Things Hidden by Heather Gudenkauf for review. I had a hard time with this book because of personal issues and I may not have chosen it had I known what it was about but I'm glad I had the opportunity to read it. It wasn't anything like I imagined it was going to be from even just the first few chapters. You truly have to read this book from beginning to end before making any kind of judgement on it. It kept me on my toes the entire time. It was such a roller coaster of emotions. This book has many topics it touches base on but the main one is Motherhood. Not just being a mother in the usual sense, its from several viewpoints and makes you really see the love between a woman and her child, whether she be the Mother or not. The author really lets you in with each of the characters and their stories, you can feel their emotions and feelings as if they are your own. There were many times that I was angry and frustrated throughout the book but it just kept me wanting to read more to understand. This book takes you through a relationship of sisters, the guilt of murder, the love for a child, the fear of deception and the angst of losing a loved one. Its a dark read and if you allow it, very emotional.
The book is set to release in Feb 2011. Reserve your copy now on amazon at the link above.