The Waiting Gate

by J Merrill Forrest

The Waiting Gate

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"Where do you think they go, the patients who no longer seem to be aware of themselves or their surroundings? I mean, take Simon. One moment he's angry and shouting, the next it's as if he's simply left his body behind and gone somewhere. Some of the patients are like that all the time, never having lucid moments at all, and I've always wondered ... where do they go?" Alex Kelburn, introduced in 'Flight of the Kingfisher' doesn't just believe in life after death, he knows it to be real. A charismatic psychic medium he works hard to bring comfort to the bereaved. When he meets Erin, a dementia care nurse, and sees first-hand the amazing work she and others like her do, he is determined to help. It is while trying to discover how a little girl died, after her remains are found buried in a shallow grave, that he unlocks many answers. Not only does he unravel the truth behind this tragic death, but he also finds answers to Erin's question, 'where do they go?', offering unusual comfort to those watching loved ones slip into the grip of dementia.

Book Info

Title: The Waiting Gate
ISBN: 9780995780668
Publication Date: 27-10-2017
Publisher: Hashtag Press
Genre: Adult Fiction
Format: pdf

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profile pic Nicola Lowes  
Added: 05-08-2018
An interesting subject matter and an enjoyable read.

I am interested in the theme of this book, which was largely about the afterlife and the worlds in-between. It took a while to get to this point, though.

The book starts with different character’s stories which, at first, seem unconnected. It wasn’t till about halfway through that I realised who the new characters were when they pop up again in the later story that brings them all together.

Kallie emerges as one of the main characters, who works part time at a dementia care home. There she meets Alex, who is a medium and has contact with the dead. Between them and the patients at the home they eventually discover why some of the patients stop communicating with those around them for long periods at a time. I liked the haunting scenes which befall Kallie. The odd happenings make you start asking questions.

The book was an enjoyable read but the reader realises what happens a long time before Alex does so it feels like you’re waiting a long time for the outcome. I would recommend it.

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