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Lissa's Review: All the Broken Places (The Healing Edge #1) by Anise Eden


Publisher Via NetGalley Publisher: Diversion Publishing Released: February 16th 2016 Genre: Paranormal, Suspense Length: 262 pages Format: eBook, Paperback Add to Goodreads Buy Links

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All of Cate's problems are in her head. That may be her greatest strength. Cate Duncan is a promising young therapist, dedicated to her work. But after her mother's suicide, she is seized by a paralyzing depression. To save her job, Cate agrees to enter a program with Dr. Angeline MacGregor, run by her stern son, Ben, and housed in a repurposed church. Cate doesn't quite understand what the program entails, but she soon learns that the skills she will develop there may not only help her learn how to cope with her own problems, but will also lead her to a much greater purpose. The MacGregor Group is a collection of alternative healers whose unconventional approaches include crystals, aura reading and psychics. They know that their life's work invites skepticism, and welcome the chance to prove naysayers wrong. But they need the unique abilities that Cate can bring, and as she slides ever closer to her own abyss, they will do everything in their power to protect Cate from those who wish her harm -- including herself.

Four (3.5) Boundless Stars

Cate, is going through something, as an empath who wouldn't? After her mom passed its hard for her to even leave the house. As a therapist, it can be kinda hard to do your job.

With that, her boss sends her to a program to help her. I understand that Cate has reservations towards it but she learns so much about who she is. How she works. I got annoyed with her often, I mean just let these people help. I think though, throughout Cate really needed them. It was almost like she was destined to cross paths.

It seemed really drawn out but don't mistake that as it was bad. Cause it's not, it's a good story about a woman who needs help. Although, she thinks she doesn't need it. We always think we're right and she's emotional but then again she's an empath.

I loved learning about about the different types of gifts all of the characters had. Character development was great. The story itself was written really well. There's always that sense of something big is coming, which keeps the reader wondering? What's really happening? Are the people she's grown close to, really have her best interest?

I have to give this book an 4 (3.5) it was a good and enjoyable story for its genre. I just didn't really connect with the characters on a level that I thought I wanted.


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