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May 8, 2018

Everything She Lost by Alessandra Harris ~ A Review

by Susan Roberts

Everything She Lost is a story about family, friendship and mental illness. Family and friends should be able to help someone who has had a breakdown but in this book, you aren't sure if they are helping the main character's recovery or working to make her relapse.
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December 2017; Red Adept Publishing
ebook, print (314 pages); women's fiction
Nina is working very hard on her recovery - well, except for those secret shots of alcohol that she drinks in her closet to help her get through her days.  As the book begins, she appears to be losing touch with reality again - notes are sent that she didn't remember sending and flowers are delivered that she didn't remember ordering. The reader is very unsure just how stable she is. Everyone at her daughter's school and in her community knows about her breakdown and they are all treating her poorly. Her husband, Rod, is absolutely no help and keeps putting unneeded pressure on her. He took their kids away from her after her breakdown and keeps threatening to take them again.  Plus he is sleeping with her best friend - if you can call a friend having sex with your husband your best friend - but Nina has no idea that the affair is going on. Deja is a single mother trying her best to escape from her past and to her credit feels bad that she is sleeping with Rod.

This is a very well written book about mental illness and recovery. I liked Nina but really did NOT like Deja or Rod. Even though Deja was trying to better herself, she had no idea what friendship and loyalty meant in the real world. This is a good book with interesting twists and turns and a surprising ending.

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Susan Roberts lives in North Carolina when she isn't traveling. She and her husband enjoy traveling, gardening and spending time with their family and friends. She reads almost anything (and the piles of books in her house prove that) but her favorite genres are Southern fiction, women's fiction, and thrillers. Susan is a top 1% Goodreads Reviewer. You can connect with Susan on FacebookGoodreads,  or Twitter

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  1. Not my usual type of read, but it does sound like a compelling story.

  2. Oh, I am already angry on Nina's behalf, since others are messing with her mind! I definitely want to read more. Here's mine: “THE PERFECT MOTHER”

  3. Sounds like a great story. This week I am featuring Discount Armageddon by Seanan McGuire - from my TBR mountain. Happy reading!

  4. oh I loved that- 'again'. I am so curious!! I'd like this!

    Happy Tuesday!

    Here's mine:

    Sass x

  5. I already feel sorry for her. Not sure if I should read moe.

  6. I feel sorry for Nina, but I'd pass on it. I hope you enjoy it though.

  7. Sounds like this could be an emotional read.



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