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MOBI ☆ The Waiting Rooms ↠ Join or create book clubs Swinging from South Africa to England one womans hunt for her birth mother inan all too believable near future in which an antibiotic crisis has decimated the population A prescient thrilling debutCombines the excitement of a medical thriller laMichael Crichtonwith sensitive characterisation and social insight in a timely debut novel all theremarkable for being conceived and written before the current pandemic GuardianSTUNNING and terrifying The Waiting Roomswrenches your heart in every way possible but written with such humanity and emotionMiranda DickinsonChillingly close to reality this gripping thriller brims with authenticity a captivating accomplished and timely debut from an author to watchAdam HamdyDecades 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 reuired 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 wellTwenty years after the crisis takes hold Kate begins a search for her birth mother armed only with her name and her ageAs Kate unearths disturbing facts about her mothers past she puts her family in danger and risks losing everything BecauseKate is not the only secret that her mother is hiding Someone else is looking for her tooSweeping from an all too real modern Britain to a pre crisis South Africa The Waiting Roomsis epic in scope richly populated with unforgettable characters anda tense haunting vision of a future that is only a few mutations awayEngrossing and eye opening with heart stopping plot twists a stunning medical thriller set in a terrifying possible future Foreword ReviewsAtouching gut wrenching story of family mystery and tragedy a thriller that punches on two fronts heart AND mind The SunGripping and disturbing the medical research is convincing the scenarios plausible and the story is emotionally engaging This is an incredible debutGill PaulIf the themes are dark and topical the writing is exuisite Breath held I got to the finale with my heart in my mouth Eve Smith weaves a complex and clever tale merging countries and timelines; the result is a superb and satisfying novelLouise BeechMargaret Atwood is one of my all time writing heroes and The Handmaids Taleis probably the best book Ive ever read Eve Smith and The Waiting Roomsreally do challenge that long held crownRandom Things through My LetterboxThoroughly engaging an eye opening readCrime Fiction LoverA novel of our timesTrip FictionHaunting honest and horrifying in its reality An epic and thrilling readBook LiteratiStunning dystopian debut A prescient and alarming tale that seems just a whisper from realitySuzy Apsley The Waiting Roomswill certainly distract us from the real world for a few hours and this is the immeasurable value of fiction It gives hope that as in Eve Smiths fictitious world the possibility of a happy ending still exists Die Burger The Waiting Roomsis a seriously impressive debut a novel that is intuitive and chilling one that will resonate with all in this current climateSwirl Thread OmgAbsolutely riveting and utterly disturbing

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FREE DOC ☆ READER The Waiting Rooms ✓ Ã JOIN OR CREATE BOOK CLUBS ✓ ❮Reading❯ ➿ The Waiting Rooms Author Join or create book clubs – Eyltransferservices.co.uk Swinging from South Africa to England one womans hunt for her birth mother inan all too believable Swinging from South Africa to England one womans hunt for her birth mother inan all too believable near future in which an antibiotic crisis has decimated the population A prescient thrilling debutCombines the excitement of a medical thriller laMichael Crichtonwith sensitive characterisation and social insight in a timely debut novel all theremarkable for being conceived and written before the current pandemic GuardianSTUNNING and terrifying The Waiting Roomswrenches your heart in every way possible but written with such humanity and emotionMiranda DickinsonChillingly close to reality this gripping thriller brims with authenticity a captivating accomplished and timely debut from an author to watchAdam HamdyDecades 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 reuired 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 wellTwenty years after the crisis takes hold Kate begins a search for her birth mother armed only with her name and her ageAs Kate unearths disturbing facts about her mothers past she puts her family in danger and risks losing everything BecauseKate is not the only secret that her mother is hiding Someone else is looking for her tooSweeping from an all too real modern Britain to a pre crisis South Africa The Waiting Roomsis epic in scope richly populated with unforgettable characters anda tense haunting vision of a future that is only a few mutations awayEngrossing and eye opening with heart stopping plot twists a stunning medical thriller set in a terrifying possible future Foreword ReviewsAtouching gut wrenching story of family mystery and tragedy a thriller that punches on two fronts heart AND mind The SunGripping and disturbing the medical research is convincing the scenarios plausible and the story is emotionally engaging This is an incredible debutGill PaulIf the themes are dark and topical the writing is exuisite Breath held I got to the finale with my heart in my mouth Eve Smith weaves a complex and clever tale merging countries and timelines; the result is a superb and satisfying novelLouise BeechMargaret Atwood is one of my all time writing heroes and The Handmaids Taleis probably the best book Ive ever read Eve Smith and The Waiting Roomsreally do challenge that long held crownRandom Things through My LetterboxThoroughly engaging an eye opening readCrime Fiction LoverA novel of our timesTrip FictionHaunting honest and horrifying in its reality An epic and thrilling readBook LiteratiStunning dystopian debut A prescient and alarming tale that seems just a whisper from realitySuzy Apsley The Waiting Roomswill certainly distract us from the real world for a few hours and this is the immeasurable value of fiction It gives hope that as in Eve Smiths fictitious world the possibility of a happy ending still exists Die Burger The Waiting Roomsis a seriously impressive debut a novel that is intuitive and chilling one that will resonate with all in this current climateSwirl Thread In The Waiting Rooms Kate is a nurse who is on the front lines of the medical crisis that has changed the world Drug resistant viruses are rampant and have forced countries to seal borders and issue protocols designed to limit infection They have also instituted population control individuals over the age of 70 cannot receive medical treatment because of the shortage of medication available They are encouraged to opt to die voluntarily when they become illThis is the backdrop for Kate's story and Lily's Kate slowly begins the process of searching for her biological mother Lily is in a nursing home approaching her 70th birthday and her impending death Now this is a potential spoiler but I am mentioning it because one of the weak points of the book is that it's pretty obvious from the start In addition to Kate and Lily's perspectives we also have scenes from a younger Lily under a different name from when she was researching in South Africa before the crisis Although a different name is used there was no doubt early on that it was a young Lily who was narrating those experiencesIt's not easy to weave different timelines and multiple POV sections together effectively but Smith does a good job with this She did create interesting characters and I liked the book overall I found it a little hard to get into at first because it isn't easy to read about drug resistant bacteria and an ongoing health crisis when the world is in lockdown but I uickly become invested in the story That is a specific compliment to the author because I am not a fan of extramarital affairs in stories I have zero sympathy for people who mess around with someone who's married and then pity themselves that their lover doesn't chose them over the existing spouse It's a real moral failing in my opinion I realize that's a personal opinion but the lack of remorse for how that impacted the child Lily's lover already had was an aspect of her character I did not like As I said I was still invested in her story so that is a compliment because the author overcome a personal hurdle for me that can derail my interest in a story or characterI did have a few niggle points These risk being spoilersThere are some elements of the story that are predictable There were also some points of confusion that I had There was an incident in the book when Lily snoops on someone she thinks may be harassing her What was never clear to me was who she thought the woman was or why that woman would harm Lily I was under the impression Lily thought the woman had a child who died as a result of some medical treatments that failed that Lily felt responsible for but I was also under the impression those tests had been conducted in South Africa and this woman was in the UK It was unclear to me when I read it and I felt that could have been developed a little betterThere were references to borders being sealed and tight controls for travel so I uestioned the end of the story and whether it was feasible within the rules of the universe the author had constructedThe author made a gutsy decision to deny Kate and Lily a final moment in the end and while I applaud that it did make it hard to complete the book with a sense of satisfaction I feel like there was still a lot of emotional damage that had been wrought that Kate would be processing for a long time to comeAll in all Smith shows great promise as a writer and storyteller I'd rate this 355 stars

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The Waiting RoomsSwinging from South Africa to England one womans hunt for her birth mother inan all too believable near future in which an antibiotic crisis has decimated the population A prescient thrilling debutCombines the excitement of a medical thriller laMichael Crichtonwith sensitive characterisation and social insight in a timely debut novel all theremarkable for being conceived and written before the current pandemic GuardianSTUNNING and terrifying The Waiting Roomswrenches your heart in every way possible but written with such humanity and emotionMiranda DickinsonChillingly close to reality this gripping thriller brims with authenticity a captivating accomplished and timely debut from an author to watchAdam HamdyDecades 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 reuired 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 wellTwenty years after the crisis takes hold Kate begins a search for her birth mother armed only with her name and her ageAs Kate unearths disturbing facts about her mothers past she puts her family in danger and risks losing everything BecauseKate is not the only secret that her mother is hiding Someone else is looking for her tooSweeping from an all too real modern Britain to a pre crisis South Africa The Waiting Roomsis epic in scope richly populated with unforgettable characters anda tense haunting vision of a future that is only a few mutations awayEngrossing and eye opening with heart stopping plot twists a stunning medical thriller set in a terrifying possible future Foreword ReviewsAtouching gut wrenching story of family mystery and tragedy a thriller that punches on two fronts heart AND mind The SunGripping and disturbing the medical research is convincing the scenarios plausible and the story is emotionally engaging This is an incredible debutGill PaulIf the themes are dark and topical the writing is exuisite Breath held I got to the finale with my heart in my mouth Eve Smith weaves a complex and clever tale merging countries and timelines; the result is a superb and satisfying novelLouise BeechMargaret Atwood is one of my all time writing heroes and The Handmaids Taleis probably the best book Ive ever read Eve Smith and The Waiting Roomsreally do challenge that long held crownRandom Things through My LetterboxThoroughly engaging an eye opening readCrime Fiction LoverA novel of our timesTrip FictionHaunting honest and horrifying in its reality An epic and thrilling readBook LiteratiStunning dystopian debut A prescient and alarming tale that seems just a whisper from realitySuzy Apsley The Waiting Roomswill certainly distract us from the real world for a few hours and this is the immeasurable value of fiction It gives hope that as in Eve Smiths fictitious world the possibility of a happy ending still exists Die Burger The Waiting Roomsis a seriously impressive debut a novel that is intuitive and chilling one that will resonate with all in this current climateSwirl Thread If I’d read The Waiting Rooms a year ago I think I would have thought that the idea of a global antibiotic crisis was something very far off in the future beyond my lifetime Then the coronavirus pandemic happened and this idea became cemented in my mind as a terrifying possibility This novel couldn’t be timely The Waiting Rooms is one of the most original reads I’ve recently readIn Eve Smith’s debut novel once you reach the age of seventy you’re virtually written off by society What the current crisis in the world has shown us is how vulnerable we are and how we often take antibiotics and other pills for granted We think of plagues and a health crisis as something associated with the medieval period or at least I did up until now The thought that once you hit a certain age you will be denied any lifesaving medicine is scary; you simply expect the health service to always be there for youWe meet the lead character Kate during a delicate situation She is having a meeting with a young couple and they are talking about ending the life of the young woman’s father The tension in the room is high But this is Kate’s job and this is her reality day in day out Instead of being able to care for her patients as she would like to do she has to administer the drug that will let them drift off peacefully And if this isn’t hard enough for Kate she is accused of heinous things by angry protesters including being a murderer Kate is also desperate to find her birth mother who gave her up for adoption soon after her birth But as Kate tries to make contact she finds out that her mother has put measures in place to stop her But why wouldn’t she want to meet her daughter?We’re also introduced to Lily who is fast approaching her seventieth birthday Lily is residing in a top notch care home where fear is even palatable There are strict uarantine measures in place much like there is today and even the tiniest scratch could mean the end for you Lily also has a secret which she is desperately trying to keep covered up Her worst fear is that someone will discover itAnother voice we hear from is Mary Eve Smith takes us back to twenty seven years prior to the crisis happening Mary is a scientist currently living in South Africa She is twenty three when she begins a relationship with Dr Bekker when they both discover that they share an interest in botany I thought this part of the novel was really intriguing and I wondered how it was going to feed into what was happening in the present There is also tension in these scenes as well as Eve Smith gives us an insight into what’s happening around the world with new outbreaks of diseases I also loved the description of the South African landscape which Eve Smith describes really well Although it soon becomes clear how Mary’s story is connected to Lily’s Eve Smith doesn’t reveal the shocking aftermath of these events until much later on in the bookYou can see that Eve Smith has done her research and even though it is a scary realistic prospect I hope that this doesn’t happen until well beyond my time I found the ending sad but very satisfying The Waiting Rooms is one of those books which I’m sure you won’t be forgetting about in a hurry