Amanda Woods is a twice-diagnosed paranoid schizophrenic, pitifully neglected by social services for almost 12 years. During that time, she has teetered on the edge of reality, plagued by a variety of delusions, including one involving her late mother, Rhoda Pruitt. Amanda calls it her "Rhoda-delusion." However, her new case worker, Donna Rodriguez, has met Rhoda, and she knows Rhoda is not a delusion at all. Driven by her desire to help others, Donna digs deep into Amanda's past, which leads her to uncover Rhoda's history as well. Stunned by what she discovers, she calls on her priest, Father Elias Antonelli, for help. Elias is a man of faith and a popular priest in his community, but he has long struggled with his commitments to the Catholic Church. Elias would like to help Amanda, but when he comes face to face with Rhoda Pruitt, he discovers something he was not expecting, something that threatens everything he has ever believed in.
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The characters was very interesting. The story keep me engaged and I had a hard time putting the book down. It is a great read and I would recommend it.
- jey cee
Sad but realistic view of mental disorders
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