ollow a confident but struggling woman named Jill on a dark psychological journey about love, death, mental illness, sex, drugs, and the extremes she goes through to try and change her life for the better. Once she gets tied to her abusive boyfriend’s serious crimes, it’s all about covering up her past, and present at any cost.
What dark secrets may be hiding inside a couple of ordinary people, that could take them on a dark, twisted journey with an unbelievably shocking end?
A dangerous mental illness? Endless, self-destructive drug abuse? Bottled up violence and rage? Chilling personal revelations? A cold-blooded murder?
Or all of the above, perhaps?
To the outside world, Jill and James are the perfect couple: she’s a gorgeous curvy brunette and he’s a blond Adonis. Inside their small apartment, it’s a different story. Drug problems and convictions for petty crimes now mean that Jill cannot find work except in a local bar, while James’s bipolar disorder, when left unmedicated, leaves him too unstable to work. Jill is forced to work on occasion at a local strip club to make ends meet and to afford the medications that James needs to behave less like a physically abusive and violent control freak and more like the man she loves with all her heart. When James’s paranoia leads to his exploration of a government lab working on mind control and thought engineering and to the murder of one of the scientists supposedly doing the research, Jill realizes that she is permanently bound to James as an accessory to his crimes—a modern day Bonnie to his Clyde. She must depend on her stripper persona to get James to take his medications and remain the man that she can love and loves her.
Failing Minds is an edgy, gritty novel about how certain events can intertwine otherwise separate lives. A story that shows how small decisions, that you make every day, can affect other people’s lives in ways, that you may have never imagined. A seductively dark ride through the lives and minds of ordinary people, being pushed into extraordinary circumstances.