Out of the Shadow tells the story of two women drawn together in the present to uncover a crime from the past
Having survived a rape and her husband’s murder, all Becca Rosen wants to do is move on with her life, but how can she when she’s being stalked by a psychopath with an attitude—and an agenda. The police are no help because they’re convinced, with her history of mental illness, Becca has faked the rape to get away with her husband’s murder. On top of that, Becca has begun to have flashbacks and nightmares of childhood abuse, possibly at the hands of the rapist. Not knowing where to turn, and feeling like she might go crazy again, Becca hires Psychologist, Sarah Abrams, to help her unearth who’s behind the crimes of the past…and the present.
Three men come into Becca’s life around the same time. While each of these men has his charms, Becca can’t be certain whether any one of them is the real killer. Or could it be someone else? Together Becca and Sarah start on a course of hypnotherapy to discover the abuser’s identity. Will their work reveal the real killer before it’s too late, or will Becca once again fall prey to this demented criminal?
This book had an interesting format. The story is told as if a therapist is giving a lecture about repressive memory therapy and she is lecturing she is telling the story of one of her client’s. Becca, the client was molested as a child by someone she cannot remember and that same person comes back when she is an adult, killing her husband and again violating her. As the story unfolds, it becomes a mystery solving itself through Becca’s memories. It has quite an unexpected ending which makes it all the more interesting. It makes for a great novel. It certainly does not concentrate on any graphic scenes and it is written in a tasteful format. If you enjoy reading novels, then you would probably like this novel as well.
I was provided a complimentary copy of this novel for review by the author. I was not obligated to write a positive review. The opinions in this review are my own.