Norah is an agoraphobic with OCD - in therapy, home-schooled, and living with her mother. Things seem to be going okay until her mother is involved in a car accident and can't make it home. The supermarket delivery guy doesn't follow directions and leaves the groceries on the front porch, forcing Norah to go fishing from the doorway to collect them. Even more embarrassing is that the cute guy who just moved in next door caught her in the act. Then somebody breaks in, and it all starts going downhill from there.
A riveting read from an interesting and unusual perspective, this book gives an engaging insight into the world of mental health and what its like living with anxiety - the difficulties involved with carrying out 'normal' daily tasks, and the stress it can cause those affected. The author describes and explains these issues in an honest and realistic way, while keeping the story full of interest and drama, making for a real page-turner.
Under Rose-Tainted Skies is Louise Gornall's debut novel, and an excellent first published work - with an average rating on Goodreads of 4.06 stars, it is well worth giving it a go.