The Waiting Room Emily Bleeker
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We’re delighted to be sharing Laura’s thoughts on tour today for Emily Bleeker’s psychological thriller, The Waiting Room.

Laura couldn’t put it down so definitely one not to miss!

The Waiting Room Emily Bleeker


  • Paperback: 268 pages
  • Publisher: Lake Union Publishing (28 Aug. 2018)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1503901424
  • ISBN-13: 978-1503901421

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.

Available to purchase in digital, paperback, hardcover and audiobook formats.


Since her husband’s death Veronica is suffering with postnatal depression. She attends therapy to support her grief and her difficulty in touching her baby girl.

After a break-in a few days before, Veronica wakes up to a missing crib, missing mother and blood on the carpet. Due to lack of urgency with the police she decides to search for Sophie with her therapy friend Gillian. Although very different they strike up a friendship as both realise they need each other.

The Waiting Room is a psychological thriller with an unexpected ending and jaw-dropping twist. I couldn’t put it down as the pace was great and could feel the tension. I loved the ending. It’s a very interesting read delving into themes of loss, grief, depression and secrecy.

I will be looking out for more books by Emily Bleeker.

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Emily BleekerEmily Bleeker is a former teacher who discovered her passion for writing after introducing a writer’s workshop to her students.  It took a battle with a rare form of cancer to give her the courage to share her work.  She also worked as a lab technician after 9/11 and researched the ways food could kill people for a government agency.

Emily is a Mormon who lives in suburban Chicago with her family.  Between writing and being a mum, she attempts to learn guitar, sings along to the radio, and embraces her new found addiction to running.

Connect with Emily Bleeker


Twitter @Emily_Bleeker




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Family comes first! I'm married with two son's in their 20's and have a little more time now to follow my passions. I love my role as an Inclusion Lead in KS2 and I'm passionate about early help. I'm a member of Bournemouth's Early Help Operational Board working alongside others to instigate change and growth. I'm also passionate about my love of reading, being out in nature and creating with crochet. I've been blogging for eight years at Jera's Jamboree.

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