Suffering from writer’s block, novelist Rachel Ames escapes to a lake cabin to calm her mind and regain a sense of herself. The location is perfect. Isolated. Beautiful. Inspiring. It even comes with a good-looking landlord who shows an interest in her. But she can’t shake the sense that something terrible has followed her to the lake, something just beyond her consciousness, something out on the edge where the sounds of a raging fire and sirens linger whenever she slows down to listen. Determined to make the cabin work, she tries to settle in and give her new life a chance. But when strange things begin to happen around her, she wonders if she’s made a terrible mistake. As the darkness that’s followed her manifests itself in inexplicable ways, her concept of reality is stretched thin and she realizes nothing at the lake is what it seems. As she fights to survive with her sanity intact, she understands too late that the location she’s chosen for herself is far from perfect.
* I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review *
I hate to give away spoilers in a review, so this may be hard to do – The Torment of Rachel Ames could not be a more fitting title for this book.
From the start we are very aware that Rachel is running from something, but we aren’t told what initially. She is heading to a remote cabin with her trusty typewriter, after her last book was pretty much a bust she makes the decision to head to the cabin to write. Or that was the plan anyway.
Unexplained things begin to happen at the cabin that leave Rachel wondering what is real and what is her imagination.
This was a brillantly put together story, and I got stucked in right from the start – I just had to keep reading to get to the bottom of it all.
Fee is a 35 year old mother of three, who has been on the blogging scene since 1996. Over the years she has tried to change her style but finds the personal diary effect to be her niche - there are not many of those around in the blogging world nowadays.