Wednesday, February 01, 2012
Book Birthday: DROWNING INSTINCT by Ilsa J. Bick
DROWNING INSTINCT is a fairy tale with teeth: The story of a damaged adolescent and a flawed adult that refuses to firmly fix blame but instead considers the devastating impact of secrets and self-deception.
About DROWNING INSTINCT:
There are stories where the girl gets her prince, and they live happily ever after. (This is not one of those stories.)
There are stories where the monster gets the girl, and everyone cries for his innocent victim. (This is not one of those stories either.)
And there are stories where it's hard to be sure who's a prince and who's a monster, who is a victim and who should live happily ever after. (These are the most interesting stories of all.)
Jenna Lord's first sixteen years were not exactly a fairy tale. Her father is a controlling psycho and her mother is a drunk. She used to count on her older brother--until he shipped off to Iraq. And then, of course, there was the time she almost died in a fire.
Mitch Anderson is many things: A dedicated teacher and coach. A caring husband. A man with a certain...magnetism.
DROWNING INSTINCT is a novel of pain, deception, desperation, and love against the odds--and the rules.
As a child psychiatrist, Ilsa Bick has treated many Jennas and Mr. Andersons, and so she knows: Good intentions make for a damned slippery slope.
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