BOOK REVIEW +$25 Gift Card GIVE AWAY - Blindsided by Marguerite Ashton
(The Forgotten Daughter, #1)
Publication date: July 13th 2020
Genres: Mystery, Thriller, Young Adult
Diagnosed with depression, Lexi Archer prefers to continue outpatient treatment. But someone else has other plans.
BlindSided tells the story of Lexi Archer, an eighteen-year-old woman who wakes up in a hospital bed, handcuffed to the rail, and realizes she doesn’t remember what happened the night before.
After being released from the hospital, Lexi’s transferred to the Milwaukee County Jail, where she’s informed about her pending charges for first-degree murder.
Intent on proving she’s innocent, Lexi places a phone call to her stepsister asking for her help. As Lexi gets closer to the truth, she unravels ugly secrets about her dead mother that will change her life forever.
I received an advance review copy for free and am leaving this review voluntarily. Thank you Marguerite Ashton and Xpresso Book Tours. I'm excited to be a part of this tour.
The synopsis of this book intrigued me, and I am thankful to be part of this tour. I majored in Psychology because I wanted to be a psychologist. Because of my interest in personality disorders I was drawn to Lexi and her mother’s characters. Both diagnosed with borderline personality disorder (BPD)leads to an interesting dynamic between them.
The book opens with Lexi waking up in a hospital handcuffed to the bed. Her aunt Tammy has been murdered and Lexi is the prime suspect. The author does an excellent job of portraying BPD in its true form. Lexi’s mom can be quite cruel to her which makes her death more traumatic for Lexi. Lexi has suffered a tremendous amount of emotional and physical abuse at the hands of those who love her. Consumed by anxiety and depression, Lexi just wants a normal life.
This book reads a lot like a teenager’s diary which makes it a quick read. Though it also contains many triggers. This book is difficult to read at times and won’t be for everyone.
Overall Rating: 🌟🌟🌟🌟
When Marguerite Ashton was in her twenties, she took up acting but realized she preferred to work behind the camera, writing crime fiction. A few years later, she married an IT Geek and settled down with her role as wife, mom, and writer!
Her blog, Criminal Lines: Settled Writer Past 40 is her outlet while building dollhouses and plotting out her next book.
Marguerite lives in Wisconsin and enjoys RVing.
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