I have read and thoroughly enjoyed Vashti’s two books The Fall of Lilith and The Son of The Serpent.
Memoir of a Mad Woman is an entirely different novel. What would you do if you were pushed to the edge of the cliff by circumstance, cruel people and abuse?
This is the dilemma facing our main character, Emma.
Surrounded by madness she enters hell when her fanatically religious mother dies in a house fire and Emma is thrown into a state care orphanage.
This is Emma’s story of what happened to her once inside those walls and a brutal and horrific one it is.
This novel pulls no punches and the horror of abuse and cruelty are documented. This is a work of fiction but we have all heard or read stories of what children and young adults can go through in care.
The conclusion of Emma’s tale is the result of someone pushed to the edge of the cliffs and not wanting to jump off. I could not put this story down. I cried, I raged and in the end, understood why Emma did the things she did.
This book is not for the faint-hearted but for me, it shines as a memory to all those who have suffered at the hands of those who are supposed to care for them and nurture them.
I highly recommend this novel and have given it 5 stars on Amazon.