The Unseen Face
by Joannes Rhino
James Maddox must face the demons of his past and question everything he thought was real; even his own memory.
James was used to living without emotion after losing his Emilia unexpectedly; he gave up on happiness the day she died. His plans for their future, of marriage and kids, died right along with her. He preferred feeling numb, rather than feeling the pain of losing his dreams. That all changed the day he received an anonymous letter in the mail with just three words: I am innocent.
James began dreaming of Emilia that same night. However, his dream quickly becomes his nightmare as she haunts his sleep, demanding he knows the truth, that he faces the unseen. And what is hidden threatens to change James' life forever.
The Unseen Face is a dark and disturbing look at a man with issues. Deep dark issues. James is self destructive and takes down the people around him.
Melodramatic, his life revolves around himself despite the people around him that care for him. His dreams are the final straw to get him to accept help. His dreams show him unimaginable horrors that he can't face.
The Unseen Face both repelled and fascinated me. I'd put it down and then start again. Phrases are a bit flowery for me, but fit in with the character of James.
His girlfriend made me shake my head, putting up with the garbage he puts her through and I wonder if she isn't as unstable at James.
If you like dark and twisted minds, James is a warped mind to follow in The Unseen Face.