Reviewed for Readers' Favorite.
Alex Craigie's debut work, Someone Close to Home, opens eerily, as his subject's eyes flick, flick, flick . . . Shortly, readers learn that Megan Youngblood, a world-renowned pianist, is hospitalized, unable to communicate. Without an adversary to speak on her behalf, she suffers the unkindnesses--and in some situations, outright intentional infliction of harm--brought on by those in whose care her son and daughter left her. As Megan recalls scenes from her past, which are centered around her overbearing and manipulative mother, and later, of a cruel and abusive husband, Craigie fills in the blanks. Megan suffered a stroke that left her paralyzed and unable to speak . . .
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