The Other Woman

The Other Woman

by Abigail Van Alyn


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This intricately plotted suspense novel examines the fateful attraction among three incongruent characters, as their destinies collide profoundly and violently.

Anna Sheffield is longing to heal from a violent incident in her past. Her traumatic flashbacks have driven away her friends and her lover and left her unable to do what she loves most: make extraordinary art. Raised to be strong and self-reliant, she reluctantly seeks help from a prominent therapist, Dr. Robert Buchanan.

Robert is clever, handsome, and successful. He's intrigued by the resistant Anna and determined to lead her to a breakthrough. But when a former patient comes back to haunt him, he's forced to examine his own tangled past as well.

His nemesis, Michele Palmer, is young, exotic, and out of control. Her life is a train wreck, and there's only one person she blames: her old therapist Robert.

Michele's lust for revenge against Robert soon puts Anna in her crosshairs. Can Michele's wild energy break open the cage of Anna's fear? Or will Michele and Robert be the death of her?

Influenced by Jungian psychology, Abigail Van Alyn has woven a dark story of trauma, repression, and redemption.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780692734797
Publisher: ShadowWorks Press
Publication date: 07/22/2016
Pages: 390
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.87(d)

About the Author

Abigail Van Alyn has led a colorful life as both actor and writer.

Born in New York City and raised in South Carolina, Van Alyn attended Wellesley College and UC Berkeley and earned two bachelor's degrees in philosophy and English literature. She later received a master's in theater arts.

After an early career in New York journalism, Van Alyn switched tracks and became an actor. She spent ten years as a company member of San Francisco's much-awarded Eureka Theater. Two of her plays have been produced: In the Wilderness/In the Zoo and Lying to the Holy Spirit. As pseudonymous George Fletcher, Van Alyn has also published two books for young readers, modernizing Roman myths.

Van Alyn now lives in Northern California near Mount Shasta and coaches business leaders in communication skills. When she isn't teaching or writing, she enjoys mountain walks and working in her garden.

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