Description from back cover:
Ari Rothman, born with psychic abilities, has a lifelong fascination with spiritual issues. Childhood visions and intuitions combine to make her a bit of an outsider in her peer group and she turns to religion to create meaning in her life.
Ari’s childhood experiences and her strong desire to help others make her a natural psychotherapist. However, the conflict between her intuitive abilities and a more rational approach to the human psyche intensifies when her first long-term client ends his sessions unexpectedly.
I had my ups and downs with this one. I liked the book in some ways, don’t get me wrong, but it just lacked luster for me. It dedicated a lot of its writing to the ins and outs of growing up in Ari’s world. On this point, I did find the story rather enlightening since I am not familiar with many of the Jewish religious ways. I was so glad that I wasn’t lost for most of the book because the author did explain most of these traditions. I felt that the issue with the missing patient should have been addressed earlier in the story, instead of feeling as if that was a side note in a book that read like a biography rather than a paranormal type book. I did enjoy Ari’s different jobs and all that led to her getting her Master’s degree. I did like the book, I just didn’t like how I felt it was somewhat drawn out with Ari’s life and less about the paranormal type story material I expected to read about, but that’s just my take. It was an interesting read though for me, as it is not something I would normally pick up.
I give Questions in the Silence by Karen Glick 3.5 of 5 stars.
About the Author:
Karen Glick lives outside of Philadelphia. She is a clinical psychologist whose other interests include writing, painting, and acting. When not feverishly engaged in these pursuits, she enjoys spending time with her four children, husband, cavalier king charles spaniels and cats.
Karen has just published her first novel, Questions in the Silence.
Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book to facilitate this review as part of the blog tour hosted by Pump Up Your Book. No compensation was received and all opinions are my own. All information on the book can be found at the authors website.