4 out of 4 stars
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Fast paced and exhilarating every step of the way. In Concealment, Rose Edmunds keeps you hooked on every word as financial advisor Amy tries to separate hallucinations from reality. Amy has lived a lie all her life and due to loose ends reaching their way back to her, she must face her hidden past while her coworkers confront her about it. After a mysterious death, Amy finds herself involved in helping a victim absolve them of guilt by finding the true murderer.
Amy begins her descent into creeping paranoia even when she truly means best. Her mother, the only family she has left will never give Amy what she truly needs: security. Having to resolve every issue from her teenage years to now, Amy frequently hallucinates of the younger version of herself or hears her in her head. The ending will leave you wanting more and cheering for Amy against all odds. Truly a wonderful read in a whole day!
I rate this book 4 out of 4 stars because Rose Edmunds doesn’t miss a beat on the action and her writing is close to flawless. What works for the story is how the protagonist is flawed and keeps everyone at a distance so the reader is never surprised when no one believes her truths, including when the only ally she has turns on her. Edmunds is also very great at giving every character a different voice which is very difficult to do. Amy is difficult to relate to to some extent but overall, one wants her to succeed in at least finding the killer.
The misogyny throughout the book was not the easiest part to get through. Amy not only has to reassure the male detectives and her male bosses she’s okay, she has to keep her cool at all times due to the eyes always watching. Readers will be rooting for Amy when she no longer second guesses herself and provides quips towards other characters. Overall, the sense of being able to trust no one and getting to the truth before meeting the same fate a coworker has received, keeps the reader on their toes.
This book appeals to female audiences as well as anyone interested in mystery. This book might not appeal to people with diagnosed disorders due to no proper diagnosing of Amy from the author. Amy seems to have multiple issues and might be offensive to some if not accurately represented.
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