It’s been a while since a story made me feel as uneasy and unsettled in the stomach the way By Insanity of Reason did. The violence in it is realistic and that’s what makes it so scary-it could be happening right now. Little and Morton don’t shy away from graphic scenes and embrace them for full emotional impact. There isn’t much of it as most of the violence and terror is of the psychological kind but when you get to a certain chapter, you’ll put the book down and go kiss your child.
Crystal, a survivor of brutal home invasion has suffered memory failure and is now reliving her life via a diary provided by the psychiatrist in a mental institution where she’s locked up. In typical John R. Little fashion, the narrative is non-linear—story skips back and forth in time and between POVs. (Why make it easy for the reader, right?) Stuck between her husband’s depravity and coldness, and her lover’s self-serving greed, Crystal was just a pawn in a cruel game.
There was only one way one this story could end. You will feel like a tank ran over your soul. This is one of those stories you think about long after you've finished it.
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- ASIN : B07QQ3CS1Q
- Publisher : Cemetery Dance Publications (16 April 2019)
- Language : English
- File size : 4858 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 65 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: 1,218,068 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
- Customer Reviews:
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Still trying to figure it outReviewed in the United States on 1 January 2020
This book was a bit like trying to put a jigsaw puzzle together without having a picture to guide you. It is told in alternating chapters between Richard and Crystal. the time frame jumps all over the place. It is quite engaging and written well but at the end I felt as if there were still a handful of puzzle pieces missing. I just finished it and so it's still processing but I did like it.