Book Club Bash Hop: Review: Bluff by Lenore Skomal

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Bluff"To the medical world, I was a host body, surviving only to bring a new life into the world. And while I wanted to die more than anything in the world, I never wanted this. No, I never wanted to cease to exist. This was the worst death of all.”

Jude Black lives in that in-between, twilight place teetering on death but clinging to life in order to bring her baby into this world. Only she knows the circumstances surrounding her mysterious fall off the bluff that landed her in the hospital being kept alive by medical intervention. Only she knows who the father of her baby is. In this poignantly crafted literary novel, the mystery unfolds and the suspense builds as the consequences of Jude’s decisions threaten to reveal everyone's deceptions, even her own. Bluff offers a sensitive look at essential questions such as the value of human life, the consciousness of those in a coma and the morality of terminating life support. At the core is the story of a tragically misunderstood woman who finds peace, acceptance, understanding and even love on her deathbed.


This book was AMAZING!!! It walked the line on some touchy subjects so perfectly and so well. I know those adjectives go hand in hand, but it does! Skomal did such an amazing job bringing these characters to life and had such an intricate way of doing it, not so straight forward (which we all know I love!). Plus I really liked how it made you think and invest in about the story. Not many books do that now, they do either one or the other. I had to have a recovery day with all the thinking I had going on about stuff. It was awesome! I highly recommend this to any one who likes well planned out plots and characters that you have to root for or secretly worry about!  

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