Unravel by Calia Read
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication Date: February 15th 2014
Genres: Fiction, Mental Disorders, New Adult, Romance, Romantic Suspense
One kiss can change everything. One month ago I was admitted to a psych ward. Yesterday, Lachlan told me I’m losing my mind. But I know what I saw. Will you believe me?
Behind the walls of a mental hospital, Naomi Carradine feels her world breaking to pieces. She’s starting to believe all the voices questioning her sanity. Only visitors from the outside world keep her tethered to reality. But deep in her thoughts, Naomi is haunted by memories of a golden summer that twisted into a waking nightmare of obsessive love and fractured truths.
Just home from college, Naomi moves in with her best friend, Lana, the daughter of a Virginia senator. At a lavish party thrown by Lana’s father, Naomi meets a sexy stockbroker named Max and finds herself unable to resist his charms. One fiery kiss and she’s going back for more, beginning a terrifying descent. Having witnessed the unspeakable, Naomi has only one hope of escape: unraveling the devastating secrets of her past.
Unravel is intended for mature audiences.
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Normally when I find an interesting book, I read the entire sample to make sure that I like the writing style, characters, etc. With Unravel, I was so pulled into the first chapter that I immediately bought the book. And then I devoured it. I couldn’t read it fast enough, my heart beating faster with each turn of the page.
I had read others say that it was better to go into the story ‘blind’. This is so true! I feel like you definitely don’t want to read spoilers beforehand. The story unfolds like a puzzle and I held my breath as each new piece was revealed. In fact, I was desperate for answers and couldn’t wait to get to the end to confirm my theories and ideas about Naomi, Max, Lana, and Lachlan.
Unravel is dark and twisty, and will keep you guessing throughout the book. You will question Naomi’s reality. Like, what is real and what is imaginary? Or, why is she in the institution? You will be determined to uncover the truth behind Naomi’s secrets.
I couldn’t help but feel for each and every one of the characters in the story. Any book that can make you feel emotion in your gut is a winner for me. If it can also make you want to physically protect and comfort the characters, even better—and every bit of Naomi’s mental anguish is felt by the reader. She may be in a mental institution, but she is a strong heroine. She endures so much in this story, but still manages to retain her sassy personality and her determination.
This is the type of book, that after the truth is revealed, you will want to go back and reread from the beginning to see what you missed the first time around. This definitely happened to me! I found myself thinking about the story for several hours afterward, flipping to different parts of the book to hunt for clues that were hidden in plain sight.
Unravel is a roller-coaster of a ride and will mess with your head. Proceed with caution, but definitely give it a read!