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Sunday, August 14, 2011

Love Lies Bleeding

In a world filled with one is safe.

Samantha Moore is the golden girl - with a perfect job, a perfect man, a perfect life - until a random act of violence changes everything. Unconscious for two months, Sam awakens from her coma a different person - bitter, in constant pain, and forced to endure medications that leave her nauseous, paranoid, and struggling to keep a grip on reality.

Furious with her family for sending her away to a small, remote town to recuperate - placed completely under a physical therapist's care and robbed of what little freedom she has left - Sam lashes out at the "nice people" all around her who claim to only have her best interests in mind. But are her violent outbursts the by-product of her condition... or something else entirely? Strange things are happening here - and either Samantha Moore is losing her mind or her friendly new neighbors are far more dangerous than they appear to be. (excerpt back cover).

In the novel, Love Lies Bleeding by Jess McConkey, we see what happens when people want to maintain control over things, whether its their own life, the secrets they are keeping or simply trying to be something they are not. Greed is evident by the role the characters in Sam's life play.

Her fiancee, Jackson Van Horn, a up and coming plastic surgeon who has already won the approval of her wealthy parents, Sam fights to gain control over her life again, now that she has suffered a damaged leg and a severe head injury when she was attacked in the parking garage while leaving work. Since her father and Jackson have been making all the decisions regarding the best possible care for Sam, they believe that renting out a small cabin by the lake is exactly what Sam needs to begin to feel safe and secure again.

But since Jackson can't stay with Sam full time, her father and Jackson hire Anne Weaver to take care of her during the week. Anne has just been laid off from the hospital where she was a physical therapist and she believes she can help Sam recover not only physically but emotionally as well.

Problems begin with the house Sam is staying in. Rumors say the house is haunted by Blanche Jones, a woman who seemed to be the talk of the town that died in that house. Now objects disappear when Sam goes to look for them and she begins to dream and see a woman walking the dock just outside her cabin crying. When Sam explains these things to Jackson, he pushes more pills her way and insists that she continue to daily regime of prescription drugs to help her cope.

However Sam will soon discover in the time that Jackson leaves the cabin and she stops taking the pills, her mind becomes clear and soon secrets that have longed been dead and buried suddenly begin to surface.

I received this book compliments of William Morrow, a division of HarperCollins publishers for my honest review. This book was entertaining to the degree that I could not put it down, while trying to figure out just what was going on. This is a great crime/suspense thriller that will keep you up until you finish the final page. Hands down a sensational 5 out of 5 stars.

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