Thursday, June 13, 2013

Elephant in the Room by Diana J. Febry

Title:  Elephant in the Room
Author: Diana J. Febry
Published:  Wingsepress,inc (first published January 1st 2013)
Page Count:  362
Genre:  Suspense
Shelf:  Review Copy
Rating:  ★★

Synopsis from Goodreads:

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.

My Review:

This was definitely a unique story. Febry tackled some very, very difficult topics with tact and grace. She wound them together into a conclusion that I couldn’t have imagined in my wildest dreams, and she got us there in a fairly natural manner.

I found that Febry used some very long winded descriptions, almost to excess. Don’t get me wrong. They were brilliant, and you can picture exactly what Febry is seeing. Unfortunately they seemed to take over the story. Overall, the story did still have a coherent flow but you were about 2/3 of the way through the book before anything really happened. There was so much time spent on setup that by the time the story actually began to take off there wasn’t quite enough time for it to redeem itself.

Character development in this novel threw me for a bit of a loop. Some of the characters were developed extremely well. You got to know a great deal about them. You got to know them as real people. Others, however, seemed to be little more than names on the page. They fulfilled their purpose but as a reader you never got to know them.

As a whole this was a very perplexing story. There were some very disturbing moments, yet also many thoughts and actions that redeemed humanity. Unfortunately I spent much more time trying to figure out what should be happening than I did just enjoying the read.

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