A forward peek at the upcoming new novel due for release in December 2020.
By D.G. Torrens
Cassie rubbed her wrist with her thumb until it was red raw.
“Do you remember anything from that day, Cassie?”
The question unnerved her. She turned away briefly while contemplating her answer.
The therapist waited patiently for a reply. She observed Cassie while taking notes.
Cassie shook her head and dipped her eyes.
“That’s okay. Your memory will return eventually. It has only been three months. The brain is a complex organ and serves to protect us against trauma. Your mind has shut down and will return when you are better able to cope with the events of that day.”
Cassie looked up and studied Jennifer Clayton. A tall, slender woman with sleeked back hair tied at the nape of her neck. She wore minimal makeup and dressed in an understated trouser suit. Cassie thought she looked more like a teacher than a therapist.
“It’s okay Cassie. Anything you reveal in our sessions is strictly confidential. This is a safe place. You can trust me.”
Jennifer observed Cassie’s behaviour noticing her arms cradling her torso. Her shoulders hunched forward, and feet turned inwards. Typical shielding behaviour she noted.
“How are you sleeping?” continued Jennifer.
“Not good. I have nightmares.”
“Do you want to talk about them?”
Cassie fell silent.
“We don’t have to talk about them today,” piped Jennifer.
Cassie rose to her feet and slipped her bag on her shoulder.
“Same time next week, Cassie?”
Cassie offered a weak nod and left. She hurried down the stairs and burst through the doors into the street. She paused, inhaling a deep breath. Droplets of rain brushed against her skin. She felt terrible for lying to Jennifer. She did remember something. Something so shocking she could not reconcile with it. The truth was too painful to acknowledge.
Blindsided is set for publication worldwide no later than March 2021.
is the author of 14 books, including the bestselling trilogy, Amelia’s Story #1, Amelia’s Destiny #2 and Amelia The Mother #3. This is an emotion-charged true story that the author wrote for her daughter.
D.G is a mother/writer/blogger who has a dream to inspire as many people as possible through her story. To show those with little hope that dreams can come true.
Born in England, passionate about writing, D.G. Torrens is married with a daughter. Her first book, Amelia’s Story, has inspired people all over the world. Amelia’s Destiny, book #2 is the sequel and is followed by Amelia The Mother book #3 in this awe-inspiring trilogy. A memoir that remains with D.G.’s readers long after they have put the book down …
D.G is a prolific writer and in 2013, her works were recognized by BBC Radio WM, where she has given several live interviews in the BBC studios in Birmingham, UK. Thereafter, D.G. became a regular Headline Reviewer for the radio show for the next 12 months.
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