An Explosive Coming of Age Story

Unlike most fictions that use mental illness as the foundation of their story line and will develop it only to the point where it will drives the plot, A Prison of lies plunges into the heart of the illness and maintains its focus there. And unlike nonfiction books on the topic which tend to be somewhat dry and clinical, this book is an entirely a gripping read.

A Prison of Lies

Almost without his notice, Tom had slipped from childhood through adolescence and then into young adulthood woefully unprepared for that transition. Both his childhood and his adolescence had been hells of isolation and rejection. And there had been no emotional support at home either. His only tranquility had been the wilderness, to which he escaped whenever possible.
But that was only the set up for the real hell which was to follow, coming in the guise of a beautiful and seemingly innocent young women named Mary. Schooled in etiquette, God, and discipline, she was equally skillful at secrecy and pretense. And unable to see behind her subtle facades, Tom mistakes her demure reserve for shyness and under that illusion he tumbles into a deep, undying love, into which inexorably pour all of his pent up needs and desires. The delusion is only broken when Mary suddenly reveals a cold indifference to his emotions. Then upon dispatching him with a sly cruelty and her ultimate betrayal, she immediately vanishes behind a veil of silence.

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