Summary

When the line between truth and lies blurs…

Imagine being flooded with shame, unworthiness, and paranoia. Each day you wake up to a life that feels just beyond the reach of your control. No matter how many attempts you make to move forward, you are met repeatedly with betrayal and rejection from your family – the very people who are supposed to love you the most. This is the reality for Rachel. Since childhood, all she has ever desired is to be loved, to be seen, to be accepted, yet she faces one disappointment after another.

So, what happens when someone is pushed too far and they begin to lose their grip on reality? How would you cope whether you felt that no one loved you? And how far would you go to be happy? Accompany Rachel as she tries to shake off the shadows of her past and attempts to repair decades worth of pain.

This is the second novel from Deborah Stone, the award-winning author of What’s Left Unsaid.

My Review

I really enjoyed this book. It was so in depth and I felt like I truly knew the leading character in real life. I was definitely gripped on this story. There are some content warnings for this book including drug use, suicide, self harm, intellectual health, domestic abuse, difficult family relationships, sexual abuse and rape. Whether there are any I’ve missed please let me know so I can add them.

This plot was very intriguing and I loved the story. We get to read in the perceptive of Rachel, the leading character, as she tells her story to her doctor. There are two parts to this, the first part is the past and the second one is the present. It is interesting to see how the two parts interlink and see how the main character has changed. I liked how the leading character told her story and I loved the twists in the book, particularly the one at the end.

I thought the leading character was very interesting. She seemed to have deep trauma approximately her family relationships. It was captivating to learn how this upbringing affected her adult life. Rachel has a lot to say approximately her life and I really enjoyed learning about her.

I loved this authors style of writing, it was gripping and I fell into this story. The character the author created felt so real and was well developed. This book was easy to read, I wanted to memorize increasingly approximately the character and her life. I highly recommend reading this book! Thank you to Deborah Stone for sending me a copy of your book. Check it out on amazon and goodreads.

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