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Book Review: The Golden Door

Dreams and nightmares are two sides of the same coin.
After his twin sister kills herself, Aaron turns to heroin. Life spirals out of control, and  with the end looming closer, he rediscovers the kingdom they shared as children, the other world hidden in the woods of Tennessee.
But something dark has entered the Kingdom, and what might have been childhood fantasy has become horrifyingly real. As he explores the dream two children once shared, Aaron begins a mad journey to save the soul of the kingdom that once saved him.
And maybe, to rescue the soul of the sister he couldn’t protect in life.

I received a free digital copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

This book contains a lot of triggers and really contained no trigger warning. The Golden Door is about the effects of abuse and neglect on the human psyche. 

You can really feel the suffering of the kids in this book. It almost made me angry. You could feel the anger and guilt they felt when they were trying to heal from their childhood. 

This book makes you realize the harsh reality of child abuse and what it does to people later on in their life. I am giving this title 2 stars because it really should come with a trigger warning. Several times this book had me in tears near a panic attack. 

Thank you so much Al Barrera and NetGalley for letting me review this title.

Images and synopsis taken from NetGalley.

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