Plot: (Back of Book) How far would you go to bring back someone you love? When Chris's son dies in a tragic car crash, her world is devastated. The walls of grief close in on Chris's life until, one day, a small cut on her finger changes everything. A drop of blood falls from Chris's hand onto her son's roadside memorial and, later that night, Chris thinks she sees his ghost outside her window. Only, is it really her son's ghost, or is it something else—something evil? Soon Chris is playing a dangerous game with forces beyond her control in a bid to see her son, Trey, alive once again.
My Review and Thoughts:
Sometimes a book can alter your emotions to the point there is no solid exit of clarity to find oneself again in a peace of mind. Meaning sometimes a book brutally and vividly rapes your emotions and terrorizes you. Crossroads is that book that kicks the emotional reality of normal into the darkness of despair.
It is a force of words that penetrates the core of the heart and the mind. For a loved one to die, specifically a child is a horror that unless you have experienced it, you can never say with truth you understand what that parent goes through.
Laurel captures that dread, fear, hollowness, pain all wrapped up in this story of a grieving mother and how she would love to hug, smell, touch her child again. What are the lengths one would go through in there grieving emotional senses to have that touch again. Laurel captures that reality.
Laurel is able to bring a beating heart to grief. The sorrow and the struggle is alive off the pages into the readers mind.
I found this story a haunting and moving trip into the very recesses of sanity and insanity, bleeding together. A tale, an ultimate story of the love of a mother to a child. But one must pause to the ultimate mystery unfolding inside the darkness and horror hidden in the shadows we often overlook in our struggling grief and choices.
Laurel shines a light into that nightmarish darkness and makes us peak into the deadlights of the unknown.
Would I Return to It Again: With out a doubt. This was a solid tale, told in emotions and darkness and brings the reader deeply into it's plot.
Would I Recommend: Absolutely. This is a perfectly executed tale of grief and the aftermath of grief's choices.
My Rating: 5 out of 5
Four Final Words: Morbid Beauty. Masterly Visioned.