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Watching You Without Me
Watching You Without Me | Lynn Coady
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After her mothers sudden death, Karen finds herself back in her childhood home in Nova Scotia for the first time in a decade, acting as full-time caregiver to Kelli, her older sister. Overwhelmed with grief and the daily needs of Kelli, who was born with a developmental disability, Karen begins to feel consumed by the isolation of her new role. On top of that, shes weighed down with guilt over her years spent keeping Kelli and their independent-to-a-fault mother, Irene, at arms length. And so when Trevor one of Kellis support workers oversteps his role and offers friendly advice and a shoulder to cry on, Karen gratefully accepts his somewhat overbearing friendship. When she discovers how close Trevor was to Irene, she comes to trust him all the more. But as Trevor slowly insinuates himself into Karen and Kellis lives, Karen starts to grasp the true aspect of his relationship with her mother and to experience for herself the suffocating nature of Trevors care. Scotiabank Giller Prizewinning author Lynn Coady delivers a creepy and wholly compelling novel about the complex relationship between mothers and daughters and sisters, women and men, and who to trust and how to trust in a world where the supposedly selfless act of caregiving can camouflage a sinister self-interest.
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It was good - I liked it but our in person book really needs to turn the page on reading only psychological thrillers/suspense novels. Still too predictable and I'm getting so tired of reading the same kind of book each month or so.

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Okay. I have a hankering for #CanLit instead....I have many, many more to choose from but have narrowed it down to these three. Which do I read first? Asking seriously. Can't cram all into brain at once so I need to know which to start with?

Melissa_J My vote is for Kearsley. I enjoyed this one. 4mo
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