Annabelle is deeply troubled. Trapped in an unhappy marriage, failing at motherhood, unable to break free of her past she turns to an old demon, self-harm.
Hypnotherapist Cassandra Rose offers her a way out – if she can remember what haunts her, she can be free. The lure of the trance is strong, and Annabelle is nothing if not susceptible. It’s all she can think about, to the detriment of everything else in her life, but when she agrees to a residential therapy course, things start to go wrong.
Because Cassandra Rose is not the answer.
She’s not healing Annabelle, she’s destroying her.
Her childhood trauma is uncovered and used against her, and each day is worse than the last. When Cassandra Rose reveals her own dark secrets, is there enough of Annabelle left to resist her compulsion and save herself, or will Cassandra Rose’s demand that she sleep be the last thing she ever hears?View book
Press and Reviews
“A dark and powerfully realised novel about the complex effects of trauma from a writer to watch.”