Just finished this book this morning. The story is interesting and the writing pulls you in, but I just feel like the writer withheld the "secret" too long. It wasn't until several chapters into the book that it's revealed what the character is running from, although it was quite obvious to me very early. this book is extremely helpful for anyone who has experience abuse. it does have some hope within it, but it's subtle. even in the end, the hope is subtle. but i guess, that's how hope is sometimes....i wouldn't discourage anyone from reading this book, but i must say that emotionally it can be draining.
Rayne Holland is a woman who appears to have it all: a handsome, successful husband, a beautiful five-year-old daughter, and a rapidly rising film career. What everyone doesnt realize is that behind closed doors, the picture is not so perfect. And in the recesses of Raynes mind she harbors a dark past that even she is unaware of. Then tragedy strikes and Rayne slowly discovers that the story of her life is just beginning and nothing and no one are as they seem
Gayle Davis has been Raynes best friend for years and has always secretly wished that her life was more like Raynes, with everything going for her, from her wonderful husband, Paul, to her burgeoning success. Gayle had been the one to introduce Paul to Rayne and a small part of Gayle still regrets that day. Although Gayle herself is married to a good man and has a good life, she cant help feeling that the grass may be greener on the other side. Out of a deep sense of guilt, Gayle tries to help Rayne along the road to recovery, even at the expense of her own marriage.
Dr. Pauline Dennis, Raynes psychologist, found herself drawn to the lovely woman from the moment they met. For in Rayne, she sees parts of herself- disturbing similarities and secret pains. Now faced with the most daunting case of her career, Pauline must walk the thin line of medical ethics, knowing that if she saves Rayne, she may lose everything, but if she takes the risk, she may save herself as well and unlock the secrets that would free them all.