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Out of the Dark

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Life for Linda Caine should hold no fears. As a contented wife and mother, she should have everything to live for. Yet a blackness has started to leak into her thoughts. Images flash through her head leaving her stunned and breathless. On the face of it there is no rational explanation for the way she feels. Linda believes there is something malign inside her. But in the back of her mind a voice tells her over and over again that everything will be OK. When it finally gets too much, she can always simply die. 'How shall I die if that time comes? I need to know these things. They have to be planned.' It must look like an accident. She will deliberately drive off the road on her way home from her weekly shopping trip. After all, who commits suicide with a load of groceries in their car? The raw and powerful journey Linda takes with her psychotherapist Robin Royston to discover what lies at the heart of her deptression will leave you shocked. The secrets in her African childhood and adolescence are buried so deep that to reveal them may destroy her completely. Together Linda and Robin race to unravel the clues, before it is too late. OUT OF THE DARK is Linda Caine's remarkable and uplifting story from the agonies of mental breakdown to the painful piecing together of the past that was vital for her survival. Both her courage and Robin's persistence during the process show the power of the human spirit at its most indomitable and inspiring.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 448 pages
  • 128 x 194 x 26mm | 299.37g
  • Transworld Publishers Ltd
  • Corgi Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 8 PP COLOUR PICTURES
  • 0552148695
  • 9780552148696
  • 540,351

About Dr. Robin Royston

Linda Caine is a self taught artist and calligrapher. Her work is in private collections in Africa, the Isle of Man, England, and the United States of America. Robin Royston is a practising psychotherapist who specializes in trauma- based problems stemming from childhood. He has published papers and lectures extensively in this field.show more

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A compelling psychological detective story to discover the dark heart of one woman's past. Life for Linda Caine should hold no fears. As a contented wife and mother, she should have everything to live for. Yet a blackness has started to leak into her thoughts. Images flash through her head leaving her stunned and breathless. In the back of her mind a voice tells her over and over again that when it finally gets to be too much, she can always simply die. She begins to think: "How shall I die if that times comes?" It must look like an accident. She will deliberately drive off the road on her way home from her weekly shopping trip. After all, who commits suicide with a load of groceries in her car? The raw and powerful journey Linda takes with her psychotherapist Robin Royston to discover what lies at the heart of her depression will leave you shocked. The secrets in her African childhood and adolescence are buried so deep that to reveal them may destroy her completely. Together, Linda and Robin race to unravel the clues, before it is too late. Out of the Dark describes Linda Caine's remarkable and uplifting journey from the agonies of mental breakdown to the painful piecing together of the past that is vital for her survival. Both her courage and Robin's persistence show the power of the human spirit at its most indomitable and inspiring.show more

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"'Reads like a psychological detective story...Linda's passage back to health and sanity makes for compulsive reading'" * Mail on Sunday *show more

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Life for Linda Caine should hold no fears. As a contented wife and mother, she should have everything to live for. Yet a blackness has started to leak into her thoughts. Images flash through her head leaving her stunned and terrified. On the face of it, there is no rational explanation for the way she feels. But Linda believes there is something bad inside her. At the back of her mind a voice tells her over and over again that everything will be OK. When it finally gets too much, she can always simply die. 'How shall I die if that time comes? I need to know these things. They have to be planned.' It must look like an accident. She will drive off a cliff on her way home from her weekly shopping trip. After all, who commits suicide with a load of groceries in their car? The raw and powerful journey that Linda takes with her psychiatrist Robin Royston to discover what lies at the heart of her depression will leave you breathless. The secrets in her African childhood and adolescence are buried so deep that to reveal them may destroy her completely. Nothing is what it seems, no-one is above suspicion. Together Linda and Robin race to unravel the clues, before it is too late...show more

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"'Reads like a psychological detective story...Linda's passage back to health and sanity makes for compulsive reading'"show more

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451 ratings
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4 33% (149)
3 18% (80)
2 6% (27)
1 2% (11)

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"This is a brilliant book. It is well written, interesting and different(in a good way). Top marks!!"show more
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