Maggie Young had the market on normal. Normal friends, normal parents, normal grades…normal life. Until him.
Clayton Reed was running from his past and an army of personal demons that threatened to take him down. He never thought he had a chance at happiness. Until her.
Maggie thought their love could overcome anything. Clay thought she was all he needed to fix his messy life. That together, they could face the world. But the darkness is always waiting. Sometimes the greatest obstacle to true love is within yourself.
I can’t even deal with what I’m feeling right now. I finished this morning but have not been able to write a review because of the pain I feel right now.
I purchased this book three years ago and like most of my books it got buried in a pile on my kindle.
I didn’t read the blurb I just plunged into the book. The title,Find Me in the Dark, should have clued me in on what I was getting into… mental illness. There’s a stigma with that illness unlike the more acceptable health issues that deal with one’s physical being. Talking about someone’s diabetes is okay contrary to talking about someone’s depression. In our society there’s shame with being mentally “weak.”
I’ve read Ms. Walter’s other series, Reclaiming the Sand, and I realize that she likes to make me feel uncomfortable while reading about her characters’ stories. When I got to the end of this one I was struggling to finish it because one of my closest friends did a similar thing that happens in the end of the book. That scene alone triggered a lot of memories for me and has thrown me into a funk.
Talking about our personal experiences can be very therapeutic and yet right now I feel vulnerable because this book hit home for me. Everyone has book triggers that make some stories next to impossible, for them, to read because of personal experiences. The story becomes too real and painful. My personal experience with my friend has made reading and writing this review very painful. So I’m going to leave you with: You Found Me by The Fray
(In loving memory of my friend, Bill. I will forever miss and love you)