Written like a novel

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Well written book. Adrienne Brodeur shows her life as a child in a well-to-do family with many secrets. "The human mind makes assumptions and misunderstands them as truths," lets the reader know early on that the book is filled with lies and deceit. The author's mother is a narcissist who makes her 14-year-old daughter an accomplice in the cover-up of an affair with her husband's best friend. It illustrates the mother's immaturity and selfishness.

Excellent details and easy to read. The book reads more like a novel than a memoir. However, many of the details shown at the beginning of the book seem to be missing toward the end when years are summarized to let us know that the author still loves and forgives her mother, but does not want to be like her mother.