Saturday, September 25, 2010

Trust - Kate Veitch

Susanna Greenfield has given her all to being a good daughter, sister, wife, and mother. Somehow, she's maintained her profession as a college art teacher, as well as rearing two headstrong teenagers and nurturing a twenty-year marriage to Gerry, a confident, ambitious architect. She's also the eternal peacemaker between her pretty younger sister Angie, former junkie turned born-again Christian, and their strong- willed mother, Jean. Just when Susanna is struggling to revive her creative career, a devastating accident rips apart the fabric of her world, exposing secrets which threaten to destroy both a marriage, and a life. Plumbing the rich emotional vocabulary of faith and betrayal, loyalty and forgiveness, Trust is the story of a woman's challenge to find her self. (From B&

My thoughts:
I first discovered Trust while browsing at Barnes and Noble. When it was offered as a tour selection from Crazy Book Tours, I knew I had to sign up. I enjoy reading books that deal with family dynamics.

It took awhile for me to connect with the characters, including Susanna. The beginning chapters moved slowly for me and I became impatient as I waited for the event to occur. I must say, though, after finishing the book, I realized the initial slow pace is crucial to the storyline. It was much easier to view Susanna's life as before the event occurs and after the event.

The second half of the story Trust was much better for me, although I still had not warmed up to Gerry (and I never did). Witnessing the transformation of Susanna was both heart-breaking, but yet inspiring. As the veil of illusion was lifted regarding her marriage, Susanna gained the confidence to become the woman she always wanted to be.

Book details:
ISBN: 978-0452296350
Pages: 357
Release Date: June 29, 2010
Genre: Fiction
Source: Crazy Book Tours

I received a copy of Trust from Crazy Book Tours. Receiving this free copy did not influence my review in any way.


  1. Shon, I added this to my list a week ago, sounds good, i'm glad to hear you enjoyed it.

  2. I read Veitch's debut novel and just couldn't connect with the characters. I don't think this author is a good match for me....

  3. Marce - It is a good read. Just took some time for me to connect with the story and characters.

    Julie - The author's style is a bit different than what I'm used to. Like you it was hard for me to care about the characters. But I found myself warming up to them (expect for the husband) after the event took place. The story took off at that point. I haven't read any other book by the author.