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Differentiating between what is the reality and what is in one’s head is one of the worst types of psychological abuse if someone else does it, or great desperation, if it is due to mental illness. What is Natalia’s story? It turns out to be something totally else. She wakes up with an amnesia feeling one morning only to discover that the person who she thought was her best friend Evan is now her husband, that her three children are not her three children, that she is not a stay-at-home mom but works in a large event planning agency and that the person she thought was her husband is only a family friend and a previous consultancy partner. At the beginning, Natalia thinks it is all a prank, but as her parents join the weird parts of the story, neighbors want to take her to the hospital to have her head examined and a stranger waiter mentioned she behaves oddly, her days fill in with a spinning head, a thudding heart and gut twists as she can’t connect her memories and her consciousness, suffers from a bewildering headache trying to untie the knots she has in her head.
This very unusual story at the brink of possibility which takes place in the Swiss Zurich will shake the meaning you give to your own world of reality. Unexpected ending!
I liked this story and the sense of confusion that was created throughout. The idea behind it has been done before, but I feel like the author did a good job of giving it a fresh new spin and tried to give it some originality. I liked how not only the main character was confused and scared by what was going on, but also the other characters around her who would also be deeply impacted by this sort of an event. The narrative moved at a steady pace, although the opening couple of chapters may be a bit confusing to some readers. the editing was done nicely and there were no major errors that this reviewer noticed.
The story pace is fast and builds the reader's anticipation for the moment when the truth is revealed. I didn't like the transition into reality although well written because it still left me wondering if it was real. I did like that the characters were basically the same whether in her fantasy or in reality. There were also quite a few surprising facts revealed when Natalia resurfaced. I also liked that Natalie realized that being nice doesn't mean that you have to bury your own dreams and wants. I would recommend it to anyone who likes psychological thrillers and mysteries.
The family and children she used to know have vanished and her entire life is replaced by her secret wishes coming true.
No one can collaborate that the life she knew before ever existed, her mind is drawing a blank on the past few months…..is she delusional and going insane? You’ll have to read to find out, I don’t want to spoil it for you.
The story is suspenseful and the characters are deep, and will keep you turning the pages. Like Natalia, you will be searching for the truth, and agonizing alone with her to discover the truth.
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