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A Flash of Red by Sarah K. Stephens
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it was amazing
bookshelves: author-reads
Read 2 times. Last read April 12, 2017 to April 13, 2017.

Oh wow loved this novel by Sarah Stephens that focuses primarily on three characters. Firstly there is Psychology Professor Anna Klein and her husband Sean, an Architect.  In this couples case one and one doesn't always make two because they are a bit multi layered. Mental illness has been a curse in their families and to put it mildly it certainly makes you think that the gene pool hasn't been very kind to them. It must be a constant worry when, as Anna has seen, a parent can be lost in a shell that looks like who they were but they have already vacated. Anna of course knows all the facts and figures of chances that this may be her one day.
Then Sean thought he had the perfect wife, Anna had never been with a man before Sean so he could mould her into the perfect bed partner for his more diverse needs but when his mother in law went over the edge so did Anna's libido. Tensions run high as the marriage is stretched to its limits when mind games take over.
Bard is the third wheel in this story, the only male student of Anna's, and no one is aware that his mum had schizophrenia. Now is Anna looking at him?  he is sure that there is a connection between them. He knows he wants to know more about her and he knows her look says please look after me. See she is looking again.
This is a brilliant story that is a bit of an eye opener because so many mental illness problems are not obvious. You don't get a limp or bandage that other people can see. It can hide behind a smile.  This is a super psychological thriller that starts steady and builds into an uncontrollable frenzy of eeny meeny miny mo which of the three is going to blow! Awesome!
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April 12, 2017 – Started Reading
April 13, 2017 – Shelved
April 13, 2017 – Shelved as: to-read
April 13, 2017 – Shelved as: author-reads
April 13, 2017 – Finished Reading

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