Imagine feeling so much pain that you would be willing to give up every memory and every person you know to start over - absolutely nothing left behind you and only a new slate to look forward to - providing you live through the process. Chloe Gunn has everything any young girl should want, yet she wants to die, and just can't bring herself to do it. Instead, she volunteers for an unprecedented medical trial to induce amnesia where the answer seems simple: erase her mind and erase the pain. Drowning in pain, Chloe begins to sleepwalk through her own life, doing whatever she can to numb the ache. Even when she survives a horrific car crash, her low-spirited view is unrelenting. So, when Chloe discovers an ad for an amnesia-inducing experiment in a medical journal, it shines like a beacon. And Chloe isn’t alone. Even the young, beautiful, rich and famous actress, Victoria Palmer has become intimately acquainted with the slippery hole of depression. The Academy Award winner just dropped from the map at the height of her fame following wildly publicized substance abuse, a scandalized broken engagement and an affair with a married man. Yet sizzling hot commodities just don’t drop out of the limelight, which leaves the paparazzi to doggedly and publically speculate as to why? Miles across the country, and just like Chloe who’s caught in her own personal nightmare, Victoria craves any desperate escape out as well. But will she find it before it becomes too late? Think – the novel, The Bell Jar, blended with the movie, Sixth Sense…….an emotional, metaphysical ride down, and up – and where it stops, is in the unforeseen.
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Reviewed by Lorena Sanqui for Readers' Favorite Chloe Gunn is in so much pain that even alcohol cannot seem to drown it. It all feels too much for her and she thinks the only solution to her agony is death. A saving grace falls into her lap when she learns about a new research on resetting someone’s core beliefs by inducing amnesia. She decides to be a participant in the said research, but instead of the induced amnesia she was looking forward to, she experiences hallucinations, delusions, confusion and an obsession about a very famous actress who also seems to be having some problems. Induced Amnesia by Tyin C. Krysset is the story of Chloe Gunn and the things she did and underwent to overcome her overwhelming pain and sadness. This story tackles depression and shows how this illness can really make someone think there is no solution to their problems and make them want to give up. Induced Amnesia by Tyin C. Krysset described the signs and symptoms of this sickness perfectly. It was written with the depressed character in the limelight and what they were feeling and experiencing came across really well. It was sad and painful what they were going through, but it was enlightening and full of acceptance. I liked how the characters were all connected to one another; I also liked how Chloe fought her depression and was able to help someone else in the process. The ending of this story came as a surprise, but I still liked it very much. Overall, it has a very unique plot and interesting characters.
This book was extremely well written! I think that most of us can identify with some of the things that Chloe experienced and went through. The author kept me engaged with every turn of the page. I slowly read the final pages, as I didn't want it to be over. I look forward to reading more from Tyin and this book would make an amazing movie! You will not be disappointed with this book!