Monday, 10 March 2014

Review of Monochrome by H.M. Jones

Where is the time going? I'm sure Father Time has overwound his pocket watch this year and set us all on super-fast-forward.

So I read this book recently...

I gave it 5 stars, because I loved it, so I thought I'd share it with you.

20329004When first time mum, Abby, begins to believe her family would be better off without her, we witness her sink so far into postnatal depression that she falls out of the other side and straight into Monochrome... It is a dark and tortured place, filled with desperate lost souls eager to suck the happiness right out of her heart - or more precisely her head.

Abby soon learns that to return to her family, she will need to hold onto her faith in herself and her love for them - not an easy task when every amenity she uses requires payment... payment in the form of her most cherished and happy memories; and the task is made all the harder by the presence of her Guide, an apathetic yet curiously interesting young man named Ishmael, tasked with leading her to the border of Monochrome and Reality...

Abby is tested, time and again, by painful memories of the past and traumatic attacks in the present. Black spots of doubt and surrender begin to settle in her green eyes, her trust is shaken, and her long and arduous journey takes its toll on more than her feet...

I met H.M. Jones, figuratively not literally (as we reside on different continents), through our shared interest in reading and writing. Monochrome is her first novel and it is brilliant.

I loved reading it. The raw emotions weaved through this story are universal, likely experienced by everyone at some point through their lives. Time and thought have evidently been crafted into every page.

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