Guilty or innocent? Sane or insane? Justified punishment or horrible mistake? Joan Miller believes she is ordinary in every way until she is tried and convicted for murdering her best friend the night of their senior prom. Joan is deemed criminally insane and is committed to a life sentence in a psychiatric asylum, where she attempts to escape a life full of despair and anGuilty or innocent? Sane or insane? Justified punishment or horrible mistake? Joan Miller believes she is ordinary in every way until she is tried and convicted for murdering her best friend the night of their senior prom. Joan is deemed criminally insane and is committed to a life sentence in a psychiatric asylum, where she attempts to escape a life full of despair and anguish as she did in the past - by creating glamorous characters and living in her private World. Now cohabitating with mentally ill and criminally dangerous patients, with an estranged family who is ashamed of her, Joan has nowhere to turn. She confides in her only ally... her psychiatrist. With his help, she struggles to be declared sane in hopes of being released from the institution. But should she be? As long-buried memories unfold, she teeters on the edge of sanity and insanity, reality and fantasy as she realizes that she may have committed the terrible crime after all. Could it all come crashing down on her or will she free herself?...
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"My brain’s not right. It shelters me from the troubles of reality by creating a magical world for me. In this world, I can be anyone or anything. It’s my secret getaway."I received this book from the author herself, which I would like to thank her greatly!This story kept my mind reeling throughout the whole book. Joan, the main character is admitted to an institution for killing her best friend on prom night. Joan does not belive that she is the killer. She can’t be, she is a normal girl. On top of that, no one will listen to her. In an attempt to block out what happened that gruesome night, Joan floats away to her own, happy world in her head. Her world is a lot better than dealing with all the ‘crazy’ people in the institution! She begins to confide in her psychiatrist. She thinks that with his help, she can get out of the asylum and have a normal life out side of these walls. As her memory starts to come back to Joan, she is on the edge of sanity and insanity, reality and fantasy as she realizes that she may have committed the terrible crime after all. All the way up to the shocking ending, I was captivated by Joan’s character. I really did believe that she was innocent, untill her mind started to unravel to reveal her-own deepest darkest secrets.I would recommend this book if you like suspense! This story will keep you asking your-self over and over again, is she innocent or not?Check my blog April 1st to see my interview with Lisa Wooten!http://simpletasteforreading.wordpres...
This is a very well written book about a person committed to a mental institution for murdering her best friend. The depths of mental illness are brilliantly displayed, and disturbingly brought to life. The characterizations are tragic, yet sometimes humorous, and ultimately, dangerous.The author clearly knows what she is talking about in this book. I look forward to reading more from her.
Did not see the ending coming. Kept me turning the pages, and left me wondering how much we all deceive ourselves. Well-written. The two main characters are memorable. Wouldn't want the shrink's job.