She fears she’s losing her sanity, but there’s so much more to the story.
This is Christine Benedict’s first novel and while it might have taken her a while to write it, this shouldn’t be her last. This is the type of book best not to be read in the middle of the night and not while you’re alone.
There are some books that stick with me. Those are the books that made some sort of emotional connection. In this case, the book just plain instilled good old fashioned creepiness. I couldn’t put it down, but then I was sort of afraid to.
I do have to note there were quite a few typos and some sentences that, with a little more editing, could be trimmed to make the story flow better. I was still able to read the book, but these were distractions.
Having mental illness in my family, I could identify with Debra’s character. It’s scary to even fathom that one could be sinking into mental illness. Julie, her friend, is another character that is easy to relate to. Her children have grown and are about to fly free of the nest. It’s tough to have the kids grow up, even if it’s inevitable. I liked how they leaned on each other and became a great support for each other.
This is a book that’s sure to please and will definitely stay with the reader long after the last page. Grab this book if you’re up for a story with heart and a good scare factor. You won’t want to miss it.
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