by Mickey J. Corrigan
When the real you is someone you don't know, then you sing the songs of the maniacs.
Who are we when we lose everything, including our personalities? From her office at a mental health institute in the tropics, a troubled young woman counsels deeply disturbed clients while coping with her own heightening concerns. These include frightening consciousness lapses, violent memories of a high school sexual relationship, a menacing stalker, and an annoyingly arousing visitor who may or may not be insane. All this on a single stormy day at a time when a new mental health disorder has become epidemic and is threatening to distort memory and identity, unmooring the validity of reality itself.
A seductive and chilling novella, Songs of the Maniacs takes readers on a fascinating descent into the abyss beneath the lush surfaces of contemporary American paradise.
This book had a lot of the aspects I personally enjoy - so this may be biased. This is your warning, reader.
There is a fantastical element to this work, and at that same time it involves something real (mental illness). Psychological thrillers, of which this is one, are awesome to read because of the detail placed into them. It's important to focus on this book as you're reading it and making sure that you are devoting some time to it. Why, you may ask? Well, you don't want to miss anything!
This story is twisted and takes the reader into some real dark places [of the mind] that not all are ready for. Are you?
Read it if the dark and twisted excite you. Skip if you're afraid of the dark.
About the Author
Mickey J. Corrigan lives and writes and gets into trouble in South Florida. She publishes with pulpy presses with names like Breathless, Champagne and Bottom Drawer. Recent books include the edgy novellas in The Hard Stuff series from The Wild Rose Press (Whiskey Sour Noir, Vodka Warrior, Tequila Dirty); and the thriller Sugar Babies. Salt Publishing recently released the neo-noir novel Songs of the Maniacs.