Have you ever read a book that just blew you away? A book that is so well written, that all the other books you have read just don’t compare? That happened to me today. I have just finished reading author Calia Read’s novel, Unhinge, and I am still feeling the effects of reading such a magnificent story. I feel like a contestant on Who Wants To Be a Millionaire. At first I was going to phone a friend, but then I decided to write a blog post instead and share this fabulous book with my readers 🙂
I love reading romance books, from contemporary romance to science fiction. I also love reading medieval, time travel and even steamy erotica. As long as it is well written, has a great plot, fabulous characters and an engaging story then I am more than happy to read it. But every now and then a book comes along that raises the bar of excellence. Most books we read follows the same premise, guys meets girl, they fall in love and live happily ever after. But in the case of Unhinge, the story starts off with a great big twist. A bizarre yet intriguing introduction that will make it impossible to put the book down.
Unhinge tells the story of a young nurse whose life takes an extraordinary twist. Victoria has no memory of the last 3 years and has no idea why her and her baby girl are living in a psychiatric hospital. Each night a mysterious man visits her, but when she starts to question him he vanishes, leaving her confused and afraid. No-one will believe her when she tells them of her late night visitor, and as a result she decides to stop taking her medication.
With the help of her doctor, Victoria decides to look at some family photos. Snapshots that were taken before Victoria and her daughter Evelyn moved into Fairfax. During each visit, she slowly begins to piece together the fragments. Her recollections start off innocent as she remembers a romance that was truly amazing. But over the course of her visits with the therapist, she soon discovers that nothing was what it seemed. It isn’t long before she uncovers the truth about her marriage, the handsome stranger who visits her at night and the circumstances surrounding the moment her sanity began to slip.
Unhinge is not just a romance, it is also a psychological thriller that will leave you questioning everything as well as everyone. Just when you think you know who can be trusted, you will be left rethinking what you thought was real, and what wasn’t. As for the ending, well I wont give any of that away, but I will say this – it will blow your mind and make you rethink everything you just read! 🙂 Unhinge is an amazing journey of one woman’s determination to uncover the truth. An intriguing and twisted tale that will enthral and delight you right up to the very last page. Get yourself a copy today!
Amazon Premise –
No matter how many times Victoria Donovan repeats that phrase to herself, she’s still trapped behind the walls of a mental institution. Once upon a time, her life was like a fantasy: Wes, the handsome fiancé, followed by a storybook wedding and a white picket fence. But then a picture-perfect marriage twisted into something sinister. And as Victoria’s world warped from dream to nightmare, her husband’s obsessions pushed her beyond the breaking point.
At first Fairfax Mental Health Institute seems like a safe place for Victoria to heal with her baby, Evelyn, and to hide from Wes, presumed dead by everyone except Victoria. Her husband is still alive, she has no doubt: He slips into her room at night to torment and tempt her. One smoldering kiss and she’s powerless. Of course, no one believes her about these visits. When she meets a sexy, mysterious stranger intent on helping her recall her past, Victoria isn’t sure she can trust him. But deep in her heart, she also knows that the only way out of Fairfax is to remember the way she came in.