Blurb; The patient has a story that isn’t told and which no one knows of. It is the secret, the rock against which he is shattered. Carl Jung
The Great War is over but for Edith Potter an equally devastating conflict is about to begin.
She is unhinged by a secret so terrible her conscious mind doesn’t acknowledge it.
It is 1927 and Dr Stephen Maynard is using the new science of psychoanalysis to restore her sanity.
From his first meeting with her in the lunatic asylum, Dr Stephen Maynard is determined to bring her back to reality. During the long challenge, her disturbed behaviour forces him to confront his limitations – already severely stretched by the presence of someone prepared to use whatever weapons they can to ensure she maintains her silence.
My Review; I found Walls of Silence a long read but at the same time a very interesting and fascinating read! A one of a kind story to which I have not read anything similar, so cannot compare. I did find it took myself a while to get into the story but well worth the read and finishing. Parts of this story I found were dark and disturbing especially the opening, but thats what drags the reader in.
I also love the cover of this book! A historical thriller investigating mental health. I awarded a fair four stars, I would recommend this story to you all but I understand it may not be to all readers tastes as it took me a while to finish myself.
Ruth Wade has also written the May Keaps series under the pen name BK Duncan, which I have recently read and reviewed and the reviews can be found on my blog. A brilliant series. A brilliant author who has put a lot of time and research into all her stories.