Review by Raya raymond -- Concealment by Rose Edmunds

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Review by Raya raymond -- Concealment by Rose Edmunds

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[Following is a volunteer review of "Concealment" by Rose Edmunds.]
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4 out of 4 stars
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The concealment is an amazing psychological thriller by Rose Edmunds. The main character Amy battles her “demons” from the past. She struggles with the blurred line between her sanity and her “crazy”, and has kept a secrets from everyone else around her since she has 14. Her past comes back to haunt her. Amy works at a political firm called Pearson Malone. Her new Boss Ed Smithies is constantly on a quest to put her down and embarrass her in front of her colleagues. She puts up a strong appearance around him but no one knows the turmoil she’s going through inside.

Amy realizes some discrepancies in her account and speaks up about it, but is shut down harshly. She suspects her mean Boss Ed to be a ruthless killer when the person who made her aware of the discrepancies is murdered. His subordinate kills himself shortly after. This only makes Amy more determined to get to the bottom of the matter. She delves deeper into the weird discrepancies in her account. Her boss discourages her and tells her to forget about the matter, but her 14 year old self keeps whispering to her that she’s doing the right thing and is on the right track. However, her friend, co-workers and boss tell her to get help; they insinuate she’s crazy after she tells them about the discrepancies. She gets disappointed by almost every person she confides in. Even she gets conflicted about whether or not she’s sane.

This is a story of a woman dealing with self-doubt and fraud. She’s in a dilemma and has to choose whether to believe other people who think she’s crazy or believe in herself. I love how the author writes the story in such a way that even the reader can’t decide whether Amy is crazy or not. I like the author’s style of writing and the amazing story line.

The author brings out the concept of a girl who “has it all”, in terms of material things, but lacks emotional conviction. Amy’s story is what really makes this story a fantastic psychological thriller. I loved Lisa for being such a bad-ass friend and believing in Amy despite all the rumors that she was crazy. The idea of having your 14 year old version of you guiding you sounds insane, and I give her a thumbs up for sticking with Amy.

I rate this book 4 out of 4 stars. I think the author did a good job with bringing out all the ideas he had for the book in a really nice way. I love the conspiracy story and Amy’s doubt of her sanity and how it’s the greatest contributor to the suspense of in the book. Throughout the book I was mostly wondering what will happen next, and I think I was just as conflicted as Amy about her sanity which was just what kept me so hooked to the story. I recommend this book to lovers of psychological thrillers and conspiracy theories. Anyone who loves action would be glued to every page of this book, and turn the pages real fast.

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Post by Ruba Abu Ali »

Sounds like an intriguing story. I love psychological thrillers and I appreciate a book written with grace and wit. Thank you for the engaging and insightful review, Raya. :tiphat:
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Post by Mary Garrison »

Wow I thought about reading this book before, but I got sidetracked on other ones. Reading you review it seems like I definitely need to take the time to read it. It will be interesting to walk the fine line with the character between "normal" and insanity. Thanks for the great review.
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Post by TessaC »

I think this book is in my list of novels to read. It sounds like the kind of book I like, with mysterious pasts and mysteries to solve. Your review peaked my interest but didn't give away anything.
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Post by Nma26 »

I admire the Amy character.I can imagine what she went through.This book is a must-read for me.Thanks for the wonderful review.
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Post by Jmar_la »

This was a good review of this book, Concealment. The reviewer gave a good overview of the book and if she was so intrigued by it, perhaps it is a great book to read. Everyone needs to read a good psychological thriller every once in awhile. The fact that as you read you really don't know her state of mind until the end is quite interesting. Also, that she stayed with her convictions regarding her boss, regardless of what could happen to her, and that it could have been dangerous for her gave it an intriguing plot.
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Post by mtsnel006 »

Wow, that sounds like an amusing psychological thriller. I would like to read the book, and just see how crazy Amy can become. Thanks for such an interesting review.
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Post by LaurenHaupt »

Do you ever find out if she's crazy or not? Sounds like a great book. Your review has got me interested.
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Post by Britty01 »

Intriguing review. I am so glad I decided to give it a try - it was a really well-planned out story that had me on edge more than once. Crazy Amy really grew on me by the end.
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Post by prospero360 »

I'm always up for stories with suspense, conspiracy theories, and the past coming back to haunt people. Hopefully, the book lives up to your hype for me. Thank you for the review.
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Post by C-Extra22 »

A times when you're on a right course, you might not get all the encouragement you need, but you have to keep at it.I like the Amy character.
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