Friday, May 12, 2017

Blog Tour: Vanishing Point by E.V. Legters

Author: E.V. Legters
Publisher: Lethe Press
Date of publication: May 27, 2017

“Nothing’s changed except Angela Dunnewald.” From the inside of her life and marriage, Angela discovers she’s gone quite mad. Her sense of self, of direction, has frayed and she finds herself lost and alone despite a calendar full of society events, charity meetings, shopping dates, and dinners her aloof husband expects her to attend. Her best friend is a vivacious flirt, but Angela only strays when she discovers a young drifter haunting the grounds of her house. Desire to be intimate unlocks the need for achievement; Angela becomes unrecognizable to her peers and to herself.
Legters’ new novel offers betrayal, passion, secrets, and truth, all from inside a world that threatens to suffocate to the vanishing point.

  In Vanishing Point, Angela is a bored and almost invisible society wife who spends her time volunteering for charities and sitting on planning committees.  She feels largely ignored by her husband and feels like she is wasting away.  There has to be something more, right?  

The story is well written with beautiful and at times bleak imagery.   I could feel Angela's depression and how she was losing herself. Those things were the parts I liked about the book.  What I struggled with was Angela herself.  I couldn't get behind the choices that she made in order to crawl her way back to the surface of who she was or could be.  I wanted to root for this character, but I just couldn't.  Infidelity is a huge issue for me.  Instead of talking to her husband and trying to make him see her or walking away, she chose to have an affair with a drifter.  Repeatedly.  I don't care how much of an ass or clueless her husband was, I felt bad for him.  No one deserves that type of betrayal.  I would have respected her more had she walked away first before she chose to sleep with Daniel.  Through her relationship with Daniel, she is able to find her passion and wake up in a way. While I was happy for her transformation, I hated how she got there.

I do urge you to give this book a try.  I know it wasn't for me, but I think it is worth checking out. AS much as I had issues with Angela, I was compelled to finish the book.  I do look forward to seeing what this author comes up with next.

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About E.V. Legters

Vanishing Point is E.V. Legters’ second novel. Her first, Connected Underneath, published under her given name, Linda, instead of her chosen name, E.V., was released last year and is an INDIE Press Book of the Year finalist. Born in the far western reaches of New York State, and a long-time resident of Connecticut, E.V. is exploring new venues in which to finish her third. She is currently in Portugal.


Heather J @ TLC Book Tours said...

Thanks for sharing your thoughts on this book for the tour!

SavingsInSeconds said...

I don't think I'd like this book. Angela gets on my nerves, just from the book summary and reviews I've seen!