The Visitor

A Magical Understanding of Uncertainty

Fiction - Intrigue
191 Pages
Reviewed on 06/28/2012
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Author Biography

Karen Mc Dermott's twin passions are being a mum to her four children and writing creatively, which provides her with the perfect avenue for self-expression and exploration.

She came from Ireland—a place of magical beauty—and she now resides in Australia—a place of inspiration and opportunity; these two special but very different places, together, give her the passion and determination necessary to incorporate positive writing in her life daily.

Karen successfully completed a Diploma in Humanities, which instilled in her a desire for learning new things; this, combined with
the experience of a miscarriage, led her to write this book, in order to give hope and a degree of understanding to women who suffer such pain.


She is a regular writer for www.adoptamum.com. and Universal Mind magazine and has writing published with mamamia.com.

Her second book in the series 'The Wish Giver' is due out in September 2012 just in time for her mum's 60th birthday.

Any spare time is dedicated to helping others on their writing journey through her 'Novel Idea' program which she runs through adoptamum.com.

Writing is never a chore it is always a pleasure.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Brenda Ballard for Readers' Favorite

Five women, each with their own tribulation, walk through life with their dreams that mean everything to them. The Visitor comes to make changes, to provide each a gem that, if things go well, will be the pivotal point that they yearn for.

The plot twists and the enticement of what the next page may unfold will leave the reader with chores still to be done and dinner uncooked. It is that impossible to put the book down! I loved the uniqueness of the plot; I have never read a story like this before. The author is very skilled at pulling the reader in and does not disappoint. She is a descriptive writer who manages to make the lucky reader feel as though they are right there in the story. Being the mom of four, it is clear that Karen Mc Dermott surely has a lot of opportunity to utilize her fantastic imagination but she doesn't stop at the family: she shares her gift with the world. I went back and re-read a couple of parts just because I enjoyed them so much. I cannot say that I do that often (if at all) normally. The author's name is one that I will look for now and then, just to see what else she has written. While I am really not the groupie type, I will definitely follow this woman's work! I highly recommend "The Visitor" to readers who enjoy this genre. It is that great!