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Published by Julie Barris on August 2017
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Allison Skala’s world was turned upside down in the thirty days following the death of her sister-in-law, Megan. Battling insomnia aside, she was in the middle of mending her marriage when she discovered secrets her parents had so determinedly kept hidden from her. All in due time, another tragedy that happened incidentally intertwined her life with that of Detective Martin Blake. Both dealing with loss, sorrow, and a traumatic past, would they find salvation in the end?
Dark, exciting, poignant, Erase is a disturbingly aspiring psychological thriller that will make you rethink human nature and question morality. It is a tale that will surprise you, grip you, and haunt you in your sleep.
My friend tried to gift this book to me via Amazon.com for Christmas but it didn’t work due to being in different countries and copyright laws blah. Long story short, she contacted the author, the author then emailed me on Christmas night and gifted the book to me. In return for an honest review. She is a Lovely woman.
Right, let’s get down to my thoughts…
So much to say about this novel which I will shorten down by A LOT !!
Firstly I shall tell you about the book.
Alison had a normal life but then it went from normal to disastrous in 0.3 seconds. Her marriage broke down. Her husband cheated. Her sister-in-law died.
The omfg…the ending wasn’t what I imagined at ALL!!
It had me scratching my fucking head all the way through, it was fucking CRAZY!!
It’s definitely correctly filed under psychological thriller because it totally messed with your mind.
This novel was really well written, It is organised into three sections. Which are: Resentment, The Lesser Evil and Conscience.
It flipped from reality to fiction throughout, her parents kept massive secrets from her. Due to her life flipping 180 degrees, her friend suggested for her to see a psychiatrist which didn’t go too well. She ended up seeing another psychiatrist which she didn’t know that her parents was connected too.
The way this novel was set up is super interesting and mind-blowing.
Adrian (her brother) had Borderline Personality Disorder despite the things he has done because of it, not talking to his parents etc. He was still there supporting his sister.
The way borderline personality disorder is was really good the author had an understanding on how it affects the person with the disorder, how it affected other and how people react more specifically how his parents responded, thought and acted towards him and the things he has done which his BPD is half blamed upon.
“That pain that he once felt, ultimately, was something no one else other than himself could fully comprehend.”
“What is life when there’s no love What is love and is love enough When you find that someone Never letting go of that someone For eternity…”
“Like a prisoner doing time in her cell, minutes now felt like hours and hours like days.”
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