to @kateelizabethrussell on the discharge of Forgive my tardiness on this however I’ve been busy cleansing, grocery buying (with out hoarding, thanks very a lot), and isolating. 🤪
The affair between Vanessa and her 42 12 months outdated highschool English trainer, Jacob, started when she was simply 15 years outdated. A long time later, Vanessa nonetheless believes that he really cherished her, so when different college students step ahead and accuse him of sexual abuse, she is unable to reconcile the 2 very totally different experiences. “Once we’re collectively, it feels as if the darkish issues inside me rise to the floor and brush in opposition to the darkish issues inside you.” I discovered this guide riveting, thought upsetting, controversial, darkish… and really troublesome to place down. My coronary heart broke for Vanessa as she lived in such deep denial for therefore lengthy.
Location: Portland, Maine
I received an advance copy of this guide in an Instagram giveaway from @leah.decesare. All opinions are my very own.