Rose Briar claims no responsibility for the act that led to her imprisonment in an asylum. She wants to escape, until terrifying nightmares make her question her sanity and reach out to her doctor. He’s understanding and caring in ways her parents never have been, but as her walls tumble down and Rose admits fault, a fellow patient warns her to stop the medications. Phillip believes the doctor is evil and they’ll never make it out of the facility alive. Trusting him might be just the thing to save her. Or it might prove the asylum is exactly where she needs to be.
So, let me start by saying that this is my first dive into the horror genre. And, reading this made me realize why I steer clear of this particular genre. *shudders*
It is so creepy. Really, so, so, so effing shit creepy and it just grows on you and scares the living daylight out of you. Well, me anyway. I finished reading this a few days ago, but still couldn’t bring myself to write the review because OH MY GOD IT IS SO SCARY!
All of Rose’s nightmares, GOD! They’re so vivid and scary. I mean, they’re so well described and well placed so freaking sudden, you can’t distinguish whether it’s a dream or it’s real, just like the author wanted. Seriously, the writing in this is absolutely amazing! It’s just so very brilliant.
The characters are all complicated with a lot of back story and plethora of emotions going through them at given point in time. There is so much to each of them than what meets the eye and it is really fascinating to see each layer unearth before you as the story progresses. It keeps you on edge and simulated and absolutely fucking interested in the lives of these characters.
The relationship between Rose and Phillip is amazing. Their love, their friendship and their bond is so good. Their desperation, their loyalty to each other – it is absolutely amazing to read. It pulls you in from the get go and it just sucks you in and you just want them to live happily ever after SO DAMN BAD! Really, I was rooting for them two minutes into their first conversation and as the story progresses, their despair does too and you can’t help but feel all those emotions with them. I won’t lie, there were times that these two brought me to tears. Literally. It was so, so, so heartbreaking.
All in all, this is one amazing ass book that you should read! Really, go, read! NOW!
I’m happily married to the love of my life (don’t gag) and raising three beautiful children in the gorgeous state of Virginia. We live just outside Washington, D.C., and every day I wake up to find myself stuck in traffic trying to get there.
The horrid commute gives me plenty of time to zone out and think about my characters in full, brilliant details (I’m a safe driver; don’t worry). Stories give me a way to forget about the sometimes smelly strangers sitting next to me on the fifty mile trek into town (I pick up hitchhikers every day. True story. Check out www.slug-lines.com if you don’t believe me).
I’ve been a part of organized hitchhiking for nearly fifteen years, but that’s just one small aspect of my oh-so-large life. When I’m not working, commuting, or chasing after my three children (four if you count the man), you can usually find me outside talking to my chickens like they’re the cutest things in the world (they are), or training my amazing dogs how to herd said chickens (which they love), or curled up on the sofa with a good book (why can’t that be 100% of the time?).
I hope you love my stories (or just like them a little; that would be okay, too). And I hope that one day you find your passion, because there’s nothing in life better than doing what you love while surrounded by people you love.