Shock, anger, rage, empathy. These are just some of the emotions I experienced when reading A Prisoner Within. I literally wanted to jump to Tiffany's rescue and end her suffering.
The fact that the very people who should have protected Tiffany perpetrated her misery and that the authorities were all too willing to believe lies is an indescribable injustice. I was so wrapped up in this novel that I couldn't put it down and finished it in about two hours. This is not a "light" read and delves into some dark areas but I highly recommend it. I look forward to more from this author! - Books and Beyond Fifty Shades
From the Author
I wanted to have a believable story that would give a new perspective to"monsters" and "horror." When I thoughtabout how I personally would define those two words, I knew I had mystory. There's nothing more terrifyingto me than the sinister side of human nature and the potential abuse that wecan inflict.
Some of my favorite excerptsfrom the book are:
- Mystep-dad's rendition of events was uncontested even by me and therefore, itbecame our truth. Truth I'd never beable to prove or change; truth that protected him from suspicion andpenalty. Truth that I now knew was alie.
- "She'serasing me bit by bit and it's painfully obvious that no one can stop her."
- Worse, therewas that part of me that thought if I was already being accused of it andpunished for it, then I should just do it.Of course, I didn't want to be that person. Did I?
- As I lay inthe late hours of night or perhaps the wee hours of morning, I felt content. I'd been right to keep faith and trust when Ihad no reason to. I didn't expect anygrand gestures or magical solutions to things, but my hope was fueled.