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The Disappearance of Lindy James

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Della B, Reviewer

My Recommendation

This is not your typical Catherine Maiorisi book. 
It is a deeply involved fictional look at mental illness and how it affects the life, family and friends of Quincy, Lindy and their two young daughters. 
The story is told through two narrators, Quincy and Lindy. We are inside Lindy’s head as she devolves and it is a scary place.  As well we are privy to the emotional ride Quincy faces as her family slips away. This is by no means a light read.
The writing is solid with exceptional moments when describing the inner workings of Lindy’s mind as she loses touch with reality. The storyline is intensely interesting as Quincy and Lindy’s lives diverge. 
The sense of community is illustrated as both supportive and loving on the one hand and manipulative and false faced on the other. The dichotomy is displayed convincingly as we follow both narrators. I could not put this book down. And although this may be a challenging read for some due to triggers, this is an engaging story.

 I received a free advance review copy  from NetGalley and I am leaving this review voluntarily.

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