Review: Unravel - Calia Read

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Unravel (Fairfax, #1)

Review: Unravel - Book #1 Fairfax Series - Calia Read - February 2014

I wasn't too sure what to expect with this book but had an idea it might touch on Mental Health issues as I had previously read Calia Read's Figure Eight which had Mental Health issues in the book. Unravel starts with us being introduced to Naomi Carradine who has been involuntarily committed to Fairfax which is a Mental Institution. Here she is plagued by her memories of Max, Lana and Lachlan and Lana's father. Naomi is trying to get better, but how can she when no-one believes her story, they just write her off crazy. Everyone that is except the new doctor, she is the only one to believe Naomi and get a breakthrough. During her story-telling, we discover that Naomi had a mental breakdown after experiencing her best friend being raped by her father. Her friend Lana moved on and accepted things, but Naomi couldn't, and we read as it continued to eat her up inside until she told someone - Max. Once she told though, Max's life became a target and led down a road of painful memories and moments. At first, I was a little confused, but as we get reading and learn more of Naomi's story we wonder what parts are true and what is in her mind? What Unravel does show readers is that no matter what someone looks like on the outside, within they may be spiraling down a dark hole. It also helps us to understand that we can never see what is going on behind the covers, so to speak and remember it is Ok, to ask for help. Unravel also focuses a little bit on DID aka Dissociative Identity Disorder. If you are like me and love books that target the Mental Health area, then check out Book #1 in the Fairfax Series - Unravel by Calia Read.


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