Black Out

Black Out

A Novel

Book - 2008
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"When my mother named me Ophelia, she thought she was being literary. She didn’t realize she was being tragic. On the surface, Annie Powers’s life in a wealthy Floridian suburb is happy and idyllic. Her husband, Gray, loves her fiercely; together, they dote on their beautiful young daughter, Victory. But the bubble surrounding Annie is pricked when she senses that the demons of her past have resurfaced and, to her horror, are now creeping up on her. These are demons she can’t fully recall because of a highly dissociative state that allowed her to forget the tragic and violent episodes of her earlier life as Ophelia March and to start over, under the loving and protective eye of Gray, as Annie Powers. Disturbing events—the appearance of a familiar dark figure on the beach, the mysterious murder of her psychologist—trigger strange and confusing memories for Annie, who realizes she has to quickly piece them together before her past comes to claim her future and her daughter."--Inside jacket.
Publisher: New York : Shaye Areheart Books, c2008
Edition: 1st ed
Branch Call Number: FICTION UNG
Characteristics: 358 p. ; 25 cm


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Nov 03, 2017

This book is too long--over 500 pages--and for no good reason. It was long-winded, confusing---too many characters jumping all over the place from childhood to adulthood to mental hospitals to farms. Very contrived and nothing at all representative to how a person with post-traumatic stress disorder would actually act or present. I was SO happy when I FINALLY finished it, but it was a totally unsatisfying read/ending.

Akmcgill Feb 24, 2017

Not my favourite book by Lisa Unger. The plot was confusing to follow, as the novel moves between different characters and between the past and present. Normally I don't mind that, but there was no separation between paragraphs to tell which part of the novel you were reading about.

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