Tuesday, April 17, 2018

The Elizas by Sara Shepard

She remembers having a brain tumor removed and knows she's had some problems with recovery but she thought she was doing fine.  Then she starts seeing things that aren't there and situations and places make her feel deja vu.  Some things are familiar but they should not be.  What's happening?  Is her brain giving up on her?

Atria Books and Net Galley allowed me to read this book for review (thank you).  It is being published today.

Eliza has written a book about two characters that is going to be published.  Her mother doesn't want it published.  Eliza thinks it's because she can relate to the character of the mother in the book and the daughter was disappointed with her mother.  But that's not the only reason.

Sometimes parents try too hard to protect their children.  While she was going through psychiatric care, they took her to specialist that used experimental techniques.  He tried to suppress her memories but they won't stay hidden.

When she's found in a pool, she knows they think she was trying to commit suicide again.  She'd done it before.  But this time she swears she was pushed.  No one believes her.  Her life is getting out of control and she can't stand it.

Eventually the truth comes out but it doesn't give her freedom.  It means she has more healing to do.

The part that really makes me shudder is having someone play with your brain.  Leave mine alone; it can get into trouble enough on its own! 
 

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