Published by: Blaze Publishing
Publication date: February 16th 2016
Genres: Horror, Young Adult
“To cure fear, you must use fear.”
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.
Through a series of nightmarish realities, Rose has to uncover a secret that could either make or break her mental state. The conspiracies, big and small are brought to light and I really did enjoy how the author made me uncertain. She kept me guessing throughout most of the book and didn't drop hints or lead the reader by the nose. I had a lot of fun puzzling it out.
The book did run a bit long, I found that Rose obsessed a bit over the past too much and the manipulations ran on longer than they needed, but overall, I found this to be a fun read and I enjoyed the ideas behind Rose's courage. She had to embrace who she was to really get to the root of everything.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
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.
AUTHOR LINKS: Webpage | Twitter @KrystalWade