Monday, April 29, 2019

Review: The Broken Ones by Sarah A. Denzil

Author: Sarah A. Denzil
Publisher (audiobook): Tantor Audio 
Date of publication: May 2016

shadow follows Sophie. Watching. Waiting.

Her instinct tells her that it's someone she knows. But who? The man she met Internet dating? The nurse caring for her ill mother? Or is her mother faking her illness? The only thing she knows is that she can't trust anyone.

Sophie must delve into a dark history to reveal her stalker. But there are some stories that should never be told...

In The Broken Ones, Sophie lives with her mother who is suffering from early onset Alzheimer's disease.  Sophie thinks that someone is stalking her.  Her mother keeps talking about a shadow that visits her in the night.  Sophie has started to question who she can really trust.

For the most part, I liked the book.  It definitely wasn't exactly thrilling, but it kept me guessing at least until about halfway through the story.  Sophie was kind of a sad sack character who had been taking care of her horrible mother.  She had spent her life trying and failing to get praise from her mother.  But the woman was just horrible.  Definitely not someone I would want to be taking care of in their later years.  At any rate, I had little sympathy for Sophie because she continued to allow herself to be treated horribly by her mother.

The thing that made me take off a star on my Goodreads rating for this book was the ending.  I have absolutely no idea what happened in the epilogue.  I can't even describe it because it would give away too much.  But it was so ambiguous and left me confused.  I am not a fan of that at all.  After spending time reading a book, I want a more concrete ending.  As for recommending this book, sure, give it a try.  It is a fairly short read.  Maybe you will be able to understand what really happened in the end.

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