On a day like any other, Allyn Sommers went off to work, not knowing that her life was about to be irrevocably and horrifically altered.
Three years later, Allyn is still a prisoner in her own home held captive by harrowing fear. Broken and damaged, Allyn seeks help from someone that fate brought her.
Dr. Dominic Shriver is a psychiatrist who’s drawn to difficult cases. He must push past his own personal battles to help Allyn fight her monsters and nightmares.
Is Dr. Shriver the answer to her healing?
Can Allyn overcome the broken?
Okay – so – I will admit – I nearly lost my lunch while sitting at my work station and read the prologue. Yep. It’s that gruesome and I’m normally fine with horrible. A lot of readers will be put off by that – and understandable. A lot of readers want the typical ‘sweet girl gets screwed over but she fights her way to back to be loved with a nice bow all over it with some Hello Kitty stamps.’
Cmon! This is Margaret McHeyzer! You aren’t going to get any of that! What you will get is a hard hitting story that will leave you blindsided and needing a cup of tea to calm yourself down. Well, yes, that was me, but I would say that to anyone that I recommend this book too.
Okay – so – the bile settled and just like Yes, Master, I knew this book was going to be so much more. I needed to see how Allyn grew but even while reading – I had my doubts. My heart was broken for her. She’s living a life of solitude and keeping the world behind a heavy locked and alarmed door. The head miles she does while living in a nightmare are very powerful.
I was a bit unsure of Dominic to begin with and kept my suspicions in check all the way through, pretty much till the end. I don’t know why, but I just did. He gave no inkling but then again, I know better when it comes to McHeyzer’s writing – have your guard up people coz she will get you with a twist that you never saw turning!
This is a gut-wrenching tale of a life so brutally taken and slowly put back together. But like they say, once something is broken, it can never be perfectly put back together, the broken lines are still there and Allyn sees those scars. The depth of her progression is amazing. The more I read of McHeyzer’s work – the more I love it.
I paid for this book out of my own money.
BUY A LIFE LESS BROKEN VIA AMAZON