In the lockdown ward of a psychiatric hospital, Dr. Nadine Lavoie is in her element. She has the tools to help people, and she has the desire—healing broken families is what she lives for. But Nadine doesn’t want to look too closely at her own past because there are whole chunks of her life that are black holes. It takes all her willpower to tamp down her recurrent claustrophobia, and her daughter, Lisa, is a runaway who has been on the streets for seven years.
When a distraught woman, Heather Simeon, is brought into the Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit after a suicide attempt, Nadine gently coaxes her story out of her—and learns of some troubling parallels with her own life. Digging deeper, Nadine is forced to confront her traumatic childhood, and the damage that began when she and her brother were brought by their mother to a remote commune on Vancouver Island. What happened to Nadine? Why was their family destroyed? And why does the name Aaron Quinn, the group’s leader, bring complex feelings of terror to Nadine even today?
And then, the unthinkable happens, and Nadine realizes that danger is closer to home than she ever imagined. She has no choice but to face what terrifies her the most…and fight back.
Sometimes you can leave the past, but you can never escape.
Another great book from Chevy! I love her books. Everyone just grabs me from the get go and I have the hardest time putting them down. Matter of fact it i wasn't so tired last night, I would've been up half the night finishing it.
This time we get to see the story unfold through the eyes of the doctor from the past two books and it's her story this time and it's such a tragic one as well. Tragic past, memory gaps, family issues, drug addicted daughter, and a patient that awakens all these traumatic events from her childhood. Which sends her on a quest to recover lost memories of her time at a commune. Aaron is the perfect creep. Everything about him made my skin crawl. It's almost scary how realistic her characters can be.
What i like most about her books is the mystery, psychological aspect. You are never quite sure what's up or who to trust. Fantastic!
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