The Other Woman (Paperback)
Shadowworks Press, 9780692734797, 390pp.
Publication Date: July 22, 2016
This intricately plotted suspense novel examines the fateful attraction among three incongruent characters, as their destinies collide profoundly and violently.
Anna Sheffield is longing to heal from a violent incident in her past. Her traumatic flashbacks have driven away her friends and her lover and left her unable to do what she loves most: make extraordinary art. Raised to be strong and self-reliant, she reluctantly seeks help from a prominent therapist, Dr. Robert Buchanan.
Robert is clever, handsome, and successful. He's intrigued by the resistant Anna and determined to lead her to a breakthrough. But when a former patient comes back to haunt him, he's forced to examine his own tangled past as well.
His nemesis, Michele Palmer, is young, exotic, and out of control. Her life is a train wreck, and there's only one person she blames: her old therapist Robert.
Michele's lust for revenge against Robert soon puts Anna in her crosshairs. Can Michele's wild energy break open the cage of Anna's fear? Or will Michele and Robert be the death of her?
Influenced by Jungian psychology, Abigail Van Alyn has woven a dark story of trauma, repression, and redemption.