Unhinge: A Novel (Fairfax Book 2) by Calia Read (Epub)



Ebook Info

  • Published: 2016
  • Number of pages: 391 pages
  • Format: Epub
  • File Size: 0.41 MB
  • Authors: Calia Read


In Calia Read’s electrifying and steamy novel of psychological suspense, a handsome stranger shatters a beautiful young woman’s picture-perfect vision of her past.

Hold your breath and count to ten. Soon it will be over before it ever began.

No matter how many times Victoria Donovan repeats that phrase to herself, she’s still trapped behind the walls of a mental institution. Once upon a time, her life was like a fantasy: Wes, the handsome fiancé, followed by a storybook wedding and a white picket fence. But then a picture-perfect marriage twisted into something sinister. And as Victoria’s world warped from dream to nightmare, her husband’s obsessions pushed her beyond the breaking point.

At first Fairfax Mental Health Institute seems like a safe place for Victoria to heal with her baby, Evelyn, and to hide from Wes, presumed dead by everyone except Victoria. Her husband is still alive, she has no doubt: He slips into her room at night to torment and tempt her. One smoldering kiss and she’s powerless. Of course, no one believes her about these visits. When she meets a sexy, mysterious stranger intent on helping her recall her past, Victoria isn’t sure she can trust him. But deep in her heart, she also knows that the only way out of Fairfax is to remember the way she came in.

Unhinge is intended for mature audiences.

User’s Reviews

Review Advance praise for Unhinge “Unpredictable, unputdownable, and simply epic.”—New York Times bestselling author Katy Evans “Calia Read has a way of making me feel as if I’m living inside her books. Unhinge is a haunting story that gripped me instantly and left me immersed in the world of Fairfax. I love it when books make such a lasting impression.”—Willow Aster, USA Today bestselling author of True Love Story

Reviews from Amazon users, collected at the time the book is getting published on UniedVRG. It can be related to shiping or paper quality instead of the book content:

⭐ Wow!Calia Read has done it again with her latest novel, Unhinge. I thought after reading Unravel that nothing could surpass the twists and turns she threw in a storyline.I was wrong.Unhinge had it all…and more.We briefly caught a glimpse of Victoria in her previous novel, Unravel. With that simply vision in my head, Calia Read had me interested in this book right from the start. This woman trapped inside her head. Her days filled with nothing more than holding her baby. She loved baby Evelyn. At least she thought she did.In Unhinge, we come to find out that Victoria cannot remember why she is a resident at the institution we all know as Fairfax. Through careful flashbacks and carefully placed details, Victoria begins to piece together the last few years of her life.Once all those pieces come together…watch out. The ending will blow your mind and make you rethink everything you just read.I absolutely loved every page of this story. It was suspenseful and packed with twists. It will make even the reader begin to believe they should be a patient at Fairfax. The epic ending will only make you want to go back and start from page one all over again. Loved every page of this book.Just remember when reading this book…Fairfax is no place for a baby

⭐ If you’ve read UNRAVEL then you are familiar with Fairfax and pretend mommy. That is the only connection between the two story’s. So if you haven’t read the first book, don’t worry, you won’t miss a thing.In Unhinge, you finally get to be inside Victoria’s head as well as find out the reasons as to why she’s at Fairfax. Her story, I believe, is just as twisted as Naomi’s. (Unravel)You will be questioning everything as well as everyone. You won’t know who to trust, not even your own thoughts. Just when I believed I had an idea as to where this story was headed, I was wrong. I even surprised myself with some of the theories I came up with.As the story progresses, Victoria is shown a series of photographs by her doctor and memories start to come back. Flashback of the days that started this whole madness slowly come to light.Victoria’s story started out beautiful but then turned into a complete nightmare.Truths were told.Lies were revealed.Unhinge takes Betrayal, Deception and Misunderstandings to a whole new level and in the middle of all this chaos love blossomed. Calia has such an alluring way of telling a story. In the middle of all this mind f*ckery she has the ability to make you swoon. She makes madness and insanity sound so beautiful.Sorry for being a bit vague with my review, in regards to what happens outside as well as inside of Fairfax, but I think it’s best to go into this story as blind as possible. I’m excited to hear what everyone’s thoughts and theories are when they finish reading this one.Fairfax holds so many secrets, and I hope this isn’t the last time I’ll be back for a visit. Reagan, I believe, has a story to tell and I hope she has a chance to share it. >:)OH! Before I forget…I’m #TeamWes.:)

⭐ Alright. Phew. I’m gonna do my absolute best to coherently form sentences and review this book. I feel like I just stumbled off the wildest roller coaster ride of my LIFE.This book centers around Victoria who has gone through something undeniably traumatic. The story starts us at Fairfax, a mental facility, where she’s doing her best to survive. She then starts to uncover snippets of her past and the reader is thrown from past to present putting all the pieces together.I am floored. I don’t even know how to feel anymore because I felt it ALL in this 400 page novel. I was so angry, then absolutely swept off my feet, then completely gutted, and so on. I hate spoilers so you’ll get none from me, but this one is best gone into blind.Calia Read is one of the best storytellers I’ve come across during my life of reading. She strings words together in the most beautiful way. It becomes painful at times, but exquisitely so. Unravel was one of my all time favorite books and as always, i’m kicking myself for waiting so long to read this one. I hope so hard that she continues the Fairfax series because it’s certainly something else.For certain, a top read of 2021.

⭐ I won’t lie and say I haven’t enjoyed a lot of books I read this year. I actually stumbled upon many types, some fit the mood I was in, others didn’t.Some stuck with me, others didn’t.Ms. Calia Read’s books seem to be the former. Unravel and Figure Eight definitely stuck with me and I still think about them.I had high expectations for Unhinge and it didn’t disappoint. I was in awe of this book. It seems that I’m going to end 2017 with a bang. Sure, there are two more days left of this year, but I doubt I’ll find a book that will give me the same feels as this one.Let me start with this phrase – nothing is as it seems. Nothing. Nada. Not people, not circumstances, not places. Appearances can be and are deceiving.Now that that’s out of the way, let me continue with a short review of this book, no spoilers. It will be hard, but I’ll try. We’ve met our heroine, Victoria, in Unravel. If you haven’t read that one, no worries, she didn’t play a major role. But in this, she’s the star of a messed-up freak show. She – along with others – is the puppet and she doesn’t even know it.Victoria isn’t crazy. She just can’t remember some things. No matter how much she tries, she’s forgotten certain events and people. Can’t say she’s happy, but she has her baby with her, so it could be worse. But when Sinclair, the man that claims knows her well, yet Victoria can’t remember him at all, steps in, things start falling apart. And the more Victoria remembers, the more she fears.After all, her brain made her forget the pain for a reason.That’s all I’m going to say because more would spoil and ruin the story. It should be read by everyone because it’s not a book you often come across. My heart broke for them all, because they were victims of a sick, twisted mind.By all means, READ it! I’m giving this book 5 stars and am going to add it to my faves list.

⭐ I really am speechless. I feel like a fish with its mouth that keeps opening and closing. I don’t even know what to say except what did I just read? The first book in this series was really something, but this book got even more twisted than the first. If you want a good read that has you on the edge the whole time and your head in a twisted mess this is it. Again like the first book, I don’t know how to even explain Unhinged without giving anything away. All I know is I think my head just exploded. I’m now wanting to know WHY …… about a few things “again not wanting to give anything away” but other than that I’m just in a book daze, lol.This author is really something and I’m glad I came across her book unravel to begin with. With the first book, I said I thought it was the best I’ve read this year, but now I’m starting to think that the best I will read this year is going to be this whole series. I also remember seeing, after reading the first book that there is a third book to this series and I’m hoping it’s out. If not I’m praying it won’t be long before it is released, and can’t wait to read what’s to come next. Well anyways, now that it’s three in the morning I think I better get some sleep.“Reagan cradles the receiver between her shoulder and cheek and leans against the wall looking like a teenage girl talking to her crush. In a sugary-sweet voice she says, “Thank you for calling Fairfax Behavioral Health Unit, where we don’t condone murder, or thoughts of murder, but the doctors will shove enough pills down your throat to choke a horse. How may I help you?” She stares down at the floor for a second and then rolls her eyes. She holds the phone away from her, not bothering to cover the speaker, and points to Alice. “It’s for you.” Alice stands up. She turns pale. “Who is it?” “Satan. He wants to know why you’re not manning the portal to hell,” Reagan replies deadpan. Alice rolls her eyes and Reagan cracks up laughing until tears are streaming down her face. “Oh, that was good. I needed that…. I needed that.” Then she glances at the new girl. “Stella!” she screams dramatically. “STELLLA, it’s for you!”“For the past few days we’d been going over names. Back and forth we would fire off names, like it was a game. I hadn’t settled on anything yet. Nothing had really stood out to me. I figured I’d know when I heard the right name. Everything would just click. I had gone back to looking through names when out of nowhere Sinclair shouted, “Evelyn Montgomery!” My baby book flew in the air and I just about fell out of the bed. “What the hell was that?” “I was testing out the name.” “For what?” “At one point, we’re going to shout out our child’s name. So we need to find one that works that way.” I blinked and stared at him as if he had grown three heads. “Do it,” he urged. “You’re kidding.” “Completely serious. Try it.”“If you ever worry about us you just have to press your palm to your chest and feel your heartbeat. For as long as you still have a beating heart, you have my love.”

⭐ From my blog4 1/2 starsPsychological SuspenseWow, wow and wow. This is a book I wished I was able to read in 1 seating, staying up until almost 2am for two nights is not me but I couldn’t get enough. The storytelling has you on the edge of your seat.Victoria has been in a verbal and physical abusive marriage and something so bad has happened she is now in a mental institution. The story is mainly told from her point of view, I never felt that she was crazy but couldn’t wait to find out what really put her there. She couldn’t remember and her Doctor was slowly showing her pictures to assist with bringing back the memories.Farifax Mental Health Institute was where most of the story took place. You knew something was off but there is no way to figure it out. Her husband Wes was scary, the total beautiful handsome perfect to the outside world husband but those mind games that became physical, shocking. There are other storylines that I am unable to go into but it is executed perfectly, you will not want to put this book down.It finally gets to 90% almost and then you are saying WHAT THE HELL IS GOING ON. I totally thought I missed something, saved the page because I thought I would have to go back and then the mastermind craziness is revealed. Sometimes I think authors wrap it all up with no flaws but it really came at the perfect time and was a great ending. Sometimes Plan A don’t work out so you go with Plan B, it was a whoa thrilling moment but made so much sense, not one that could have been thought of.You did pick up that something was wrong and depressive about Victoria and it was fine. The ultimate ending makes your heart melt, finally the beginning of healing.Note – now I understand why it says adult audience and used words like steamy. It is not erotica but the sex scenes are detailed, there was I believe two, if you are not into that you can easily skip over. Calia Read books are amazing, so glad I found this author. You can read them out of order. It says Book 2 but the only consistent is Fairfax, looks like we will get stories about a mental institution that gives us a psychological suspense.This is really close to a 5 star read but a major character should have been in the ending scenes, I am confused why she isn’t. Also a major part of what can be considered Victoria being crazy, I can’t believe would happen. It won’t be allowed and other patients would totally mention it, I wish they would have did this a little different.I highly recommend both of these books.My Review of Unravel, also 4 1/2

⭐ “There’s no air here. We breathe in madness. We exhale insanity.”- Unhinged.I gave this book a 3.5 star rating but rounded up to 4 stars for review purposes. While this book was a good continuation of the Fairfax series, I didn’t love it as much as the first book. While it was dark it wasn’t as nearly dark as “Unravel” and didn’t hold my attention as fiercely. However, I did enjoy this book and the twists that came with it, even the subtle callbacks to the first book.The story had a good ending, although the final reveal was a tad bit confusing. In the end I understand what happened, but some of it seems a bit far fetched and unrealistic. The characters in this book were well done although I felt that the only character I really cared about was the main character Victoria. Even though the other characters played necessary points in the plot, I felt like I could take them or leave them. If other books in this series are written, I think I would still pick them up, because it is a very interesting concept and overall story.

⭐ Let me start by saying that I loved the story it was well thought out, unpredictable and very different. Best part was that ending I honestly thought I had the story pegged I was even slightly disappointed thinking that it had been predictable but oh boy was I wrong. My praises to Calia Read she certainly knows how to use mis direction and throw you for a loop. Only real problem I had was that I felt some parts of the story didn’t click with one another and there was many questions unanswered. I specifically would love to ask the author on something that keeps nagging at me it felt as though the story jumped and something was left blank or forgotten but over all I thoroughly enjoyed the book, read it in a day. This was my second book by Calia Read and you should definitely read Unravel first, not that is needed to understand Unhinge but its just a brilliant book.

⭐ Unhinge is beautiful, suspenseful, dark and absolutely perfect. It has everything I loved about Unravel and more.What I loved most was that I never really had any clue as to what happened to land Victoria in Fairfax or what lead her to believe so fiercely that a baby doll was her daughter. Just as I thought I was beginning to figure out what was going on Calia Read threw a curveball that completely derailed my assumptions.Like all great psychological thrillers there’s a twist toward the end that changes how you view the entire book.It’s been a few months since I read this but now that I have the paperback in hand I think I’ll do a re-read.Whether you’ve read Unravel or not, Unhinge is a must read!

⭐ It’s a psychological thriller with many mind-twisting turns. The stories told from Victoria’s perspective.Wes and Victoria had a love that people were envious of. Wes promised to love Victoria until his death. Victoria wanted kids so she quit her job as a nurse to devote her time and attention to their home and family. Wes provided Victoria with a lavish lifestyle filled with a custom home and garden. Victoria was a kept woman who became lonely and empty with no success in her ability to bare children. Wes became abusive with Victoria.The story bounces between many timelines starting from 2015 and going back to 2012, 2013 and 2014. Within in this 3 year timeframe we learn that Victoria and Wes were married 2 and half years with Victoria being in a psych ward for the remaining 6 months. Victoria had endured a very traumatic marriage which led her to her new home in Fairfax hospital. Victoria spent her time with Dr. Calloway trying to piece together the timeline of her marriage. The doctor shows photos of her past which unlocks the memories which unhinges the truth of Victoria’s issues.While in the hospital following a routine of meals, visitors, doctor visits, sleep, and medication Victoria interacts with nurses and patients that helps to illustrate her sanity. The entire mood of the story is to prove whether Victoria is genuinely crazy or sane.The premise of the story is to untangle the missing memories of the last three years leading up to her admittance to the hospital. The story contains many characters both from her time before the hospital and time in the hospital. The setting includes Victoria at her home gardening and time in the hospital. We learn how Victoria and Wes met as well as Victoria meeting Sinclair. These are two men who Victoria has been involved with.The releasing of memories reminds me of a slow movie projector and at times like a flip book of the photos.While I loved the pace of Victoria’s memories being unveiled I was slightly disappointed at the end with the twist and turn of events. I certainly was not expecting the outcome but it was a thrilling adventure. I felt a little let down since I was unprepared with the ending. It felt unwarranted and left a few more questions that needed answering. Made me rethink Wes’s situation.The story unlocks many mind boggling twists and turns. Victoria’s life while married to revealed in a manner that is interesting and intriguing. The entire time Victoria is revealing memories from photos you cannot help but feel her pain and root for her.Not everything is as cut and dry with only the unveiling of Victoria’s perspective. Wes is painted in a dark, possessive, and unhinged manner that leads the reader to fall for Victoria’s trauma. Her actions and choices while married allow the reader to suppress judgement.


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