I’ve read a few of Lucinda Berry’s books. I like how she brings awareness to serious issues, while delivering on a good psychological thriller! That being said there are many triggers in this book for those who are sensitive to them. There is child abuse, cutting, eating disorders and others. I think it’s important to let readers know that because while I’m able to read these types of books I understand that others struggle with them.
Emily and Elizabeth are twins. Sadly they were kept locked in a bedroom by their sadistic mother until one day they are thankfully placed with a loving foster family. The damage has been done though and coming back from some terrors is impossible. Now they’re adults and one day Elizabeth wakes up in the hospital with her last memory being of Emily on the bathroom floor. She learns that she’s in a mental health facility after trying to take her life. So begins Elizabeth’s journey to understand what happened to Emily and to learn more about herself. Sometimes though those memories have the power to destroy the fragile existence you’re surviving on.
The audiobook was really good. I found that Kate Marcin, the narrator, portrayed the emotions of the characters very well. She was easy to listen and this almost seven hour audio went by quickly. I also liked the twist at the end. I didn’t expect it but I’ll say it was a good one!