Linda’s Book Obsession Reviews “The Other Gloria” by L.A. Villafane, Empire Publishing, 2019 for Suzy Approved Book Tours
L.A.Villafane, author of “The Other Gloria” has written an intense, captivating, page-turning, intriguing and suspenseful novel. The Genres for this novel are Psychological Thriller, Suspense and Mystery and Fiction. The characters and events can be seen in several timelines. The author describes her characters as complicated and complex. Each character has their own set of problems to deal with. I appreciate that the author discusses emotional and physical abuse and the effects on the characters.
Gloria has dissociative psychological disorder from the horrific and abusive life she has had, at the hands of her dangerous ex-husband Charles. As a result, she has created a second “Gloria” that holds all the terrible memories and good memories. Gloria finds herself in different timelines and gets some flashbacks to some things that have happened.
In 2019, Gloria is driving a car, covered in blood, and is trying to getaway. She doesn’t know what has happened. She finds herself in another time with younger children sleeping next to her abusive husband. Gloria does realize that she has to get away from him to save her life and that of her children.
I found the changing timelines very confusing! I would go back and re-read to make sure what I read. There are twists and turns, and this book had me on edge. Gloria does realize somehow that she has to somehow “meet” the other Gloria who has all the memories to fully understand what is going on. I would recommend this suspenseful thriller to those readers who enjoy this genre.