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In My Bedroom
by Donna Hill (Goodreads Author)
Rayne Holland is a woman who appears to have it all: a handsome, successful husband, a beautiful five-year-old daughter, and a rapidly rising film career. What everyone doesn't realize is that behind closed doors, the picture is not so perfect. And in the recesses of Rayne's mind she harbors a dark past that even she is unaware of. Then tragedy strikes and Rayne slowly dis ...more
Hardcover, 272 pages
Published January 23rd 2004 by St. Martin's Press
(first published 2004)
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This was one of the first books from Donna Hill I've read a few years ago, and I must say this was by far one of the best reads as of date. Like an onion, each chapter unraveled some sort of mystery from Rayne and her family; which I thought was genius on her end. Her wordplay in this book is more than impeccable which I thought was intriguing from the first line. The book itself is filled with emotion, passion, and pain. Definitely a book I'd recommend to anyone. You'll be done by the end of th ...more
Never judge a book by its cover or title! I thought this was going to be a romance story based off the title and to my surprise it definitely was not. It was more intrigue and psychological. I enjoyed reading Rayne's story and finding out slowly what had happened in her life to cause her disturbing behavior. The story took awhile to unravel but it all came together in the end and made you understand the why's. I'd recommend this book to anyone who likes to read stories that focus on analyzing th ...more
Aug 29, 2011 Chezon rated it liked it
Recommends it for: abuse survivors, women's fiction
Recommended to Chezon by: mother
The story is interesting and the writing pulls you in, but I just feel like the writer withheld the "secret" too long. It wasn't until several chapters into the book that it's revealed what the character is running from, although it was quite obvious to me very early. This book is extremely helpful for anyone who has experienced abuse. It does have some hope within it, but it's subtle. Even in the end, the hope is subtle. But I guess, that's how hope is sometimes....I wouldn't discourage anyone ...more
While reading this book I was taking a psychology course. I found it fascinating that while I read I could tell certain things that I would not have understood before they were revealed had I not been taking that class. I loved this book. I couldn't put it down. While the title can be deceiving, and you will get a lot of looks for it, it is most definitely worth it.
This was my first book I read by Donna Hill, It's been sitting on my shelf for a while. I read this book in 2 days, Donna kept me completely intrigued with the characters, and mystery behind Rayne's pain, and double personality. I enjoyed this book and I look forward to reading more of her books.
An amazing story about the pain suffered by a woman who was traumatized repeatedly. Rayne's story is sad, yet hopeful, and the author's delivers the story through eloquent and poignant writing. Very enjoyable. I plan to read more from Ms. Hill after this book, because it was a wonderful introduction to her work that makes me want to read more.