In Calia Read’s electrifying and steamy novel of psychological suspense, a handsome stranger shatters a beautiful young woman’s picture-perfect vision of her past.
Hold your breath and count to ten. Soon it will be over before it ever began.
No matter how many times Victoria Donovan repeats that phrase to herself, she’s still trapped behind the walls of a mental institution. Once upon a time, her life was like a fantasy: Wes, the handsome fiancé, followed by a storybook wedding and a white picket fence. But then a picture-perfect marriage twisted into something sinister. And as Victoria’s world warped from dream to nightmare, her husband’s obsessions pushed her beyond the breaking point.
At first Fairfax Mental Health Institute seems like a safe place for Victoria to heal with her baby, Evelyn, and to hide from Wes, presumed dead by everyone except Victoria. Her husband is still alive, she has no doubt: He slips into her room at night to torment and tempt her. One smoldering kiss and she’s powerless. Of course, no one believes her about these visits. When she meets a sexy, mysterious stranger intent on helping her recall her past, Victoria isn’t sure she can trust him. But deep in her heart, she also knows that the only way out of Fairfax is to remember the way she came in.
Unhinge is intended for mature audiences.
Advance praise for Unhinge
“Unpredictable, unputdownable, and simply epic.”—New York Times bestselling author Katy Evans
“Calia Read has a way of making me feel as if I’m living inside her books. Unhinge is a haunting story that gripped me instantly and left me immersed in the world of Fairfax. I love it when books make such a lasting impression.”—Willow Aster, USA Today bestselling author of True Love Story
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Original Review @ 125Pages.com Unhinge kept me up after 2 a.m. and I don’t regret it one bit. This is just my type of psychological thriller; it kept me unsure till the very end. Victoria and her daughter have been living in Fairfax hospital for three years. Victoria checked herself in to get away from her husband. Victoria knows everyone says he is dead but he visits her every night and she needs to feel safe. As Victoria attempts to reconcile her memories with what she sees, and keep her daughter safe, the past begins to catch up with her. Unhinge had quite a few things going for it. The world built was vivid, the pacing was solid and quick, and the characters were very well fleshed out. Victoria was a very strong lead, even with her shattered memories and carried the story to perfection. The cover being beautiful is an added bonus. I loved that Unhinge kept me guessing. There was one plot point I figured out pretty early on, but other than that one item I was surprised by each twist and turn. The ending seemed a bit rushed but still delivered a solid finish. Calia Read created an interesting world that I enjoyed being immersed in. Unhinge is a great example of the new wave of female based psychological thrillers that I have been loving this past year. Strong and smart, Unhinge is worth a read. I received this book for free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
Pretty good. Plot did not live up to its potential. The ending could have been played out so much better. Love scenes were kind of over-played. Some holes in plot and unanswered questions.
I'm not sure how to describe this book, I liked it. Kept me interested although it felt slightly predictable to me that is until about 85% when the story unraveled and I was left with my mouth hanging open. I have to give it to Calia Read she really pulled a veil over my eyes with this one. I was so sure I had it pegged that I was kinda disappointed but she sure threw a curve ball that I certainly didn't see coming, nicely done. I'm very impressed. Only thing I felt unsatisfied with was that there were a few holes in the story and things that contradicted one another not many but enough to make me question if even the ending was real or not. I really hope Calia goes onto explaining a little more of the story maybe in a novella or interviews.
OMG what a mind bender!!! I did not see the "twist" coming at all. Excellent read!!
Complex beginning written in crisp,understandable style as the whole story. Dark psychological suspense romance,big accent on the suspense,you have many questions while reading the book and be prepared to be shocked when you will get the answers! Unhinge is literary wild ride,gripping page-turner from the first till the last page. This was my first book read from Calia Read,but certainly not the last! Looking forward to read many more books by this author :) *ARC provided by publisher via NetGalley for honest review*