The Mirror World of Melody Black by Gavin Extence
Everything started with a dead body, that's the exact moment where Abby's life changed; for good or for bad... follow her in her trip through the other mirror!
"You'll find that most of the hurt you cause in your life will be unintentional. And almost all of it will be inflicted on the people you care about. It's one of life's unfortunate ironies. It's much easier to hurt the people you're close to."
I was gladly surprised with this book, talking about mental illness is not easy, but Gavin wrote about it with humour and freshness making this book really interesting and brutally real.
I think we still live in a time where talking about mental illness is still a tabu, making the people who had this illness afraid to talk about them, making maybe it worst. And I don't think it has to be easy for the family and friends to suffer this pain and not be able to talk about it.
Abby's life change after finding the dead body of her neighbour, she feels deep in her world but no one except her can help her recover, then she met Melody Black. Strangely that's when Abby decides to take a step ahead and start her recovery.
I was surprised that Gavin choose Lindisfarne for Abby to retire, I've been there and is quite funny to understand completely how Abby felt when she was there, the power of silence and history that surrounds you when you visit the island. They say that it was a few years ago since a car was stuck buy the tide... we where almost get caught but the tide a couple of years ago, it was not funny!
This is a book hard to put down, I finished it with just one day...
Have you passed the mirror?