Review: Pretty Masks by C.A. Bell

Pretty Masks by CA Bell
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Standalone
Release - March 21, 2017
Genre - Erotic Thriller
Heroine POV - 1st person
Heat - 3.5 out of 5
Length - 152 pages

Masking a problem doesn’t fix it. No matter how long you keep it covered.

We all hide behind masks. Whether that be a forced smile to a loved one after a long day. A sympathetic frown of concern to someone that doesn’t really matter to you. Or a professional face at work after an almighty row at home. The fact is, we all do it. We do it because we want to be prettier on the outside than we truly are on the inside. We do it to hide the cracks that have formed due to life. But what about the people who are forced to wear masks? The people who are forced to hide their true colours because society says so?

Life has thrown its fair share of crap at Lois Johnston, and the one thing that has kept her sane and going for the last seven years is her husband, Nathan. But what happens when the one person that is keeping you safe from yourself leaves, taking not only your heart, but your sanity with them as well?

For the first time in a long time Lois is about to remove the mask that was forced upon her years ago. But what’s matured underneath after years of heartache and hiding is something even uglier than before. Life has twisted her into a monster, and she’s about to set it free.

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MY REVIEW

I feel like I need to do a reaction video after reading this book. It completely blew my mind. Mental illness is more common than many of us even realize and the author took us right into the mind of a woman suffering from Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID). I think what threw me was the fact that Lois' illness wasn't initially evident from the start. It's when her husband betrayed her that shite really hit the fan. Lois was so unpredictable and I actually loved that I had no clue what would happen next. Although this story was short, the author provided enough information to garner sympathy for her character and I was totally on board the crazy train. I had to be right? Because I was cheering her on in her madness. This was an interesting read and I recommend it to anyone who enjoys stories that are dark and twisted.

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