Absolutely thrilled to share my review of this absolutely gripping book.
Decades of spiralling drug resistance have unleashed a global antibiotic crisis. Ordinary infections are untreatable, and a scratch from a pet can kill. A sacrifice is required to keep the majority safe: no one over seventy is allowed new antibiotics. The elderly are sent to hospitals nicknamed ‘The Waiting Rooms’ … hospitals where no one ever gets well.
Twenty years after the crisis takes hold, Kate begins a search for her birth mother, armed only with her name and her age. As Kate unearths disturbing facts about her mother’s past, she puts her family in danger and risks losing everything. Because Kate is not the only secret that her mother is hiding. Someone else is looking for her, too.
Sweeping from an all-too-real modern Britain to a pre-crisis South Africa, The Waiting Rooms is epic in scope, richly populated with unforgettable characters, and a tense, haunting vision of a future that is only a few mutations away.
Wow oh wow!! I knew from the description that I was going to love this one but I had no idea how much. This has been a book which I have been completely unable to put down.
Reading this during a global pandemic has been an interesting yet slightly disturbing read. However, I have loved it. I have devoured this book in just one sitting this afternoon.
The added theme of assisted dying has been an interesting but clever addition to this one because it really gets the reader thinking.
The writing style is one which hooks you quickly and pulls you into the pages. I have really liked main character Kate. The author has been very clever in portraying the point of view of both key characters.
This is one which will grip you from the beginning and keep you completely hooked. I had no idea I was going to be so pulled into the pages.
I have to say a huge thank you to Anne Cater, the author and Orenda Books for my absolutely fantastic copy of this book.
This is definitely a five star read. Only I wish I could give this more than five stars because it is definitely a superb read.
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