Dark psychological thriller detailing the strength and struggle of two very different women who try to find peace in the midst of chaos.
To the outside world, psychology student Evelyn Jackson has a perfect life, but her secrets threaten to rip away everything she loves. Desperate to find a solution, she returns home, only to find an even more devastating secret: her long lost friend from childhood, Caroline, has slipped from reality and has been labeled the town crazy.
Eager to help Caroline and to avoid dealing with her own crisis, Evelyn is drawn into the dark world of abuse and neglect Caroline has endured all her life. Evelyn braves the perils of Caroline’s schizophrenia and discovers the ugly, dangerous side of real-life mental illness her studies haven’t prepared her for. Shaken but determined, Evelyn attempts to draw Caroline from the darkness of her own mind, eventually revealing the pain and shame that has held her in the clutches of depression for months.
Dragged along an emotional rollercoaster, Evelyn is forced to find strength she never knew she had, but if she can’t save her friend from her pain, she may lose Caroline to suicide and herself to a lifetime of regret.
BIOGRAPHY I live in Northport, Alabama with my wife and two sons where I write poetry, short stories, and novels. I have been a published poet since 1997, with two poems placed last year. I also landed spots in four national and regional journals with my short stories. I like to write about ordinary people in extraordinary situations.
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