House of Thistles
Lanette Kauten, author
To Allie Baxter, PTSD is nothing but psycho babble, yet she lives every day with the dissociation from the trauma that took her parents and left her with burn scars when she was five. All Allie wants is to forget her past and raise her teenage daughter, but when her sister offers a room to a childhood abuser, guilt and memories flood her mind. When her daughter gets hurt, and Allie has an afternoon tryst with her daughter's psychologist, she realizes her tightly controlled world is unraveling. The only way for her to go forward is to unlock the memories of what happened to her the day her parents died.