PHASM VOL 1
For Kelsi Thomas, losing her husband at just twenty-three seems like the worst thing that could happen—but living her dreams is even worse. Kelsi always Knows when bad things are coming, but even she never thought she’d lose her husband at only twenty-three.
Since he died, she’s been living her worst nightmare. Her nights are filled with dreams of a Dark-Haired Man, but her days are full of guilt, because the Man fills her with longing and confusion, promising to give her all she needs, all she wants, all she feared she’d never have again. If only the dreams would stay in her head where they belong.
Kelsi starts seeing the Dark-Haired Man in her waking life, shadowing her wherever she goes. And when her mysterious new neighbor, Aiden Hardt, knows about the Man in her dreams, Kelsi worries she can’t trust her own mind.
He’s not what he seems. But even Aiden’s cryptic words don’t frighten her as much as the way she feels around him. Kelsi must sort through her emotions and figure out what’s real before she can ever hope to have a normal life again.
I was very surprised by this novel. I did not expect at all to be overwhelmed by emotions from the very first lines. The pain and suffering associated with the loss of a loved one, the differences phases through which we pass and the perception of others while you pass through this ordeal ... Wow! Everything was right.
This echoed in me and put me ill at ease. I experienced difficulty not to cry with Kelsi ... Beautifully sad!
I also liked the paranormal touch. The author manages to keep the story plausible. One wonders if the events occur in Kelsi's head and if these visions are related to depression, grief.
Perhaps Aiden's revelations arrive a bit late ... This would be my only criticism.
The ending is sweet, touching and full of hope until the final sentence that leaves you in suspense. Very well done!
A very big emotional slap! Very well written, this novel hooked me from the start and I was unable to put this book down...
"How could anyplace be better than our bed in the early morning, than the beach on a summer day, than sailing past Anacapa and watching the sun rise or set under its arch?"
"Except for the memories and some photographs, he was gone."
"Who did that? Who looked at you with eyes that revealed too much knowledge of your own feelings?"
BY BARBARA GARREN
PHASM VOL 1
Traduction du synopsis
Pour Kelsi Thomas, perdre son mari à seulement vingt-trois ans semble être la pire chose qui pourrait arriver, mais vivre ses rêves est encore pire. Kelsi sait toujours quand les mauvaises choses vont arriver, mais même elle n'avait jamais penser perdre son mari à vingt-trois ans.
Depuis sa mort, elle vit son pire cauchemar. Ses nuits sont remplies de rêves avec un homme aux cheveux noirs, mais ses jours sont plein de culpabilité, parce que l'homme la remplit de nostalgie et de confusion lui promettant de lui donner tout ce dont elle a besoin, tout ce qu'elle veut, tout ce qu'elle craignait ne plus jamais avoir. Si seulement ses rêves restaient dans sa tête...
"Il n'est pas ce qu'il semble être..." Mais même les mots énigmatiques d'Aiden ne l'effrayaient pas autant que la façon dont elle se sent avec de lui. Kelsi doit faire le tri dans ses propres émotions et comprendre ce qui est vrai avant qu'elle puisse espérer avoir une vie normale.
*Arc provided by the author. I received this book in exchange of a fair and honest review.