Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Intense Psychological Thriller
"Pages in the Wind" by Sally Saylor De Smet!

Hiya Peeps! I've got an intense novel to share with you guys today, definitely not for the faint of heart. This isn't a light read, but it will be one that sticks with you for a very long time.

Check it out, and let me know what you think in the comments below!

Pages in the Wind

 Pages in the Wind
~Author: Sally Saylor De Smet

~Released: September 10th, 2017

~Publisher: Greenly Publishing

~Length: 401 Pages

~Genres: Young Adult, New Adult, Mystery, Thriller, Suspense

After the brutal murder of her father, Emily Quinn finds herself detained at the San Francisco County Jail, charged with first-degree murder for a crime she cannot remember.

Emily’s mother, a wealthy socialite, quickly distances herself from her troubled daughter, but in an attempt to salvage the family name, hires world-renowned psychiatrist, Daniel Lieberman, to assist in Emily’s defense. The famed doctor, an aging, lonely psychiatrist with an addiction to sugar, caffeine, and understanding the human mind, quickly becomes sympathetic to Emily and her tortured childhood.

Together, Lieberman and Emily explore the frightening and twisted world of her damaged psyche, uncovering the complex reasons behind the young woman’s self-hatred and disconnected self-image.

They develop an abiding partnership, weaving through unexpected revelations and disturbing secrets. Of particular interest to the doctor is Emily’s strange attachment to the imaginary girls she sketches—and is driven to personify.

The secrets hidden in Emily’s mind could help with her defense—or confirm the death penalty case against her. But Lieberman senses other secrets hide within the patient’s mind, particularly the events surrounding the unexplained death of her twin sister, Penelope.

A gripping, twisting tale of psychological intrigue, Pages in the Wind enters the mostly uncharted realm of the human mind, seeking truth buried deep within Emily’s subconscious. Lieberman can help her uncover her past, but Emily is the one who has to face it—or remain damaged forever.

 My Review


Psychological twister, far deeper than I expected.

A nice, easy read is sometimes refreshing, relaxing, and enjoyable. So is a book deep enough you could drown in it. This book, is the latter, and definitely swallowed me from the first page. As Emily is taken through regression hypnosis to try and uncover why she's in prison for her father's murder, and why she can't remember anything about her life, we see what a monster he was, and the tragedies she'd lived through in her short nineteen years.

The whole story had a heavy weight of emotion and turmoil, you could practically feel it in the pages. The raw angst dripped with every word, and nearly had a life of it's own. The details were amazing, and the attention to detail was wonderful. I loved the moral, that the truth will set you free and lies will kill you, although Emily finding her truth through such a terrible set of circumstances was heartbreaking. This story isn't one you can read without being prepared with some tissues and time, and isn't for the faint of heart.

If you enjoy books that rip through you and leave you with emotions you don't often feel, I'd definitely recommend this book. I hadn't been expecting such an emotional story, but I enjoyed it quite a bit, and thank the author for the chance to read Emily's story.

*I was given a complimentary eCopy of this book, from the author, to read in exchange for an honest review.

@ Desert Rose Reviews

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