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Galerie by Steven Greenberg

Updated on October 26, 2015

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I was sent a free copy of Galerie (Historical Suspense Thriller) by Steven Greenberg in exchange only for my honest and unbiased review of Galerie (Historical Suspense Thriller) by Steven Greenberg.

Galerie (Historical Suspense Thriller) by Steven Greenberg

Galerie (Historical Suspense Thriller) by Steven Greenberg falls into the genres of:

  1. Historical
  2. Thriller
  3. Literary
  4. Holocaust

Galerie (Historical Suspense Thriller) by Steven Greenberg begins with Vanesa Neuman, daughter of Holocaust survivors, who spent her childhood in south Tel Aviv forever shadowed by her parents’ wartime experiences. In Galerie (Historical Suspense Thriller) by Steven Greenberg Vanesa Neuman's past is a locked room until her father dies and her past is unlocked with a single diary that falls open before her. Vanesa must race to solve the mystery of her past through the pages of an old diary and the symbol within.


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Steven Greenberg

Steven Greenberg is a:

  • professional writer
  • full-time cook
  • cleaner
  • chauffeur
  • work-at-home Dad

Steven Greenberg has three amazing young children, and a loving and very supportive wife. Steven Greenberg was born in Texas and raised in Fort Wayne, Indiana, he emigrated to Israel a few months before the first Gulf War, after he graduation from Indiana University.Steven Greenberg was drafted into the Israel Defense Forces, where he served for 12 years as a Reserves Combat Medic. Steven Greenberg has spent his day, since 2002, working as an:

  • independent marketing writer
  • copywriter
  • consultant

Steven Greenberg has written a few books including:

  1. Galerie (Historical Suspense Thriller)
  2. Enfold Me: A Novel of Post-Israel

Review

Fist off I as I wrote in the disclaimer at the top of this hub "I was sent a free copy of Galerie (Historical Suspense Thriller) by Steven Greenberg in exchange only for my honest and unbiased review of Galerie (Historical Suspense Thriller) by Steven Greenberg."

I tend to avoid Holocaust books because of the evil the books often depict, the horror filled scenes of pain and agony, and the depression that they fill me with. I truly prefer fiction books on fantasy and Sci-Fi, but the mystery aspect of Galerie (Historical Suspense Thriller) by Steven Greenberg pulled me to the book. I wanted to learn about what the secret that Vanesa's past held was.

Galerie (Historical Suspense Thriller) by Steven Greenberg begins in Prague 1943 then it jumps forward to 1991 in chapter one. Galerie (Historical Suspense Thriller) by Steven Greenberg has a lot of time skips the book skips forwards and backwards in time all over the place. Some chapters even have multiple time skips. I personally found it very difficult to keep track of the story-line because of the numerous time skips in the book. It was just so back and forth.

Out of all the time skips I really hated the ones that focused on when Vanesa was a little girl because some were abusive. In one Vanesa was at the beach with her mother when she got stung horribly by a lot of jellyfish Vanesa did not scream or cry however her mother began to scream which caused retired soldiers and the life guard to come running. The life guard took Vanesa and her mother to a medic who put some vinegar on the stings to soothe them. Then the father comes in a checks on Vanesa and then hits her so hard on the face that her ears ring. I HATED this scene because of the violence towards the young child who was so brave and did not even cry.

This scene really made me dislike the already confusing book. The book is told from the perspective of Vanesa's husband. I really did not like this aspect either the story in this book is Vanesa's so it should have been told by Vanesa not by her husband. It took forever to get to the mystery aspects of the book and the mystery was over shadowed by the confusing time skips and the abuse.

Overall I did not enjoy this book and I personally would not recommend it.


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