Fiction - Thriller - Psychological

The Daughter Bond

Category:Fiction - Thriller - Psychological

Author:C.P. Florez

  • Publisher: Iridium
  • Publication Date: March 21, 2023
  • Number of Pages: 344
  • ISBN-13: 979-8218104580

The Daughter Bond by C.P. Florez is a poignant exploration of generational trauma, buried secrets, and the unexpected dimensions of love. At the heart of this evocative narrative is Latina psychologist Irene Míral, who struggles with the unsettling legacy left by her mother, Alma. Haunted by her mother's experiences of abuse and loss, Irene's journey to healing is equally professional and personal. The story interweaves Irene's ongoing struggle to establish a successful women's PTSD unit at Lakeside Hospital with haunting memories from her past. Alma's life was shadowed by harrowing abuse from her husband and the heartbreak of losing children from her first marriage. Additionally, she recounted mystical experiences with a young woman in white light, who provided solace during her darkest hours.

As Irene fights against the misdiagnoses that have entrapped her patients in a dysfunctional mental health system, she contends with professional pushback from a chauvinistic supervisor. Her unyielding determination to demonstrate the worth of her cases infuses the narrative with urgency and purpose. Irene's efforts to restore normalcy to the lives of the eight women in her care form the emotional core of the tale. A significant turning point occurs when Irene seeks to integrate her mother's perceptual experiences with the episodes of her patients. Encouraged by a colleague, she pursues an innovative study of ESP, pushing the boundaries of conventional scientific inquiry. This risky yet fascinating endeavor is bolstered by her growing bond with her research partner, David. Their blossoming relationship is skillfully explored in this narrative. Florez's deft storytelling brilliantly portrays the intersection between science and the paranormal. Just as Irene's professional breakthroughs seem to validate her persistent efforts, her life takes an unforeseen turn, propelling the narrative into uncharted territories of personal and metaphysical discovery. The Daughter Bond is a compelling tale marked by rich, nuanced character development and a well-crafted blend of psychological intrigue and supernatural elements. You’ll be helplessly invested in the characters and the engaging story. 

Reviewed By: Bertin Drizller

Reviewed Date: June 11, 2024

Category: Fiction - Thriller - Psychological