Publisher: Bear Media
Publication Date: May 4,2012
Genre: Adult Fiction / romantic thriller
Book Synopsis: Based upon Vincent Zandri's most anthologized Pushcart Prize-nominated short story of the same title, Permanence, is the story of Mary Kismet, a travel agent and grieving mother of a toddler who suffered an apparent accidental drowning. Now, all alone in the world, she attempts to ease the pain of her suffering by immersing herself, body and soul, into a love affair with her psychiatrist, a man haunted by his own demons. A tragic novel of obsession, dark compulsions, and madness, Permanence transports the ill-fated lovers from New York to Venice, Italy, and back again.My Thoughts: I have seen so many great reviews for Vincent Zandri, so I knew I needed to hop at the opportunity to read and review any of his books. I am so glad that I did. Permanence was fantastic. There was so much emotion enveloped within each page - so deep - I was riveted throughout!!
Mary is our protagonist. She has tragically lost her baby in a drowning and has since gone through a very emotional break-up of her marriage, as well as losing her job. She starts seeing a psychiatrist to deal with everything, and ends up having an affair with him - only to find out that he is not free from his own issues.
I really, really liked the intensity in which this book was told. The fact that the story is told through the eyes and mind of Mary, and that she is going through so much pain makes for such a very depressing / melancholy tone. From the way it is approached, you get right at the heart of things - if that is possible, considering we are inside the person who is suffering.
Zandri almost puts me in the mind of an Alfred Hitcock-ian type of writer. His writing is very gripping and chilling. So much suspense is built up in a short period of time. I will be seeing out his other novels, as I have not had enough of his writing!!
About the Author: OFFICIAL WEBSITE: http://www.vincentzandri.com/
Vincent Zandri is the No. 1 International Bestselling author of THE REMAINS, THE INNOCENT, GODCHILD, MOONLIGHT FALLS, CONCRETE PEARL and MOONLIGHT RISES. He's also the author of the bestselling Digital Shorts, PATHOLOGICAL and MOONLIGHT MAFIA. A photojournalist and foreign correspondent for RT and other global news agencies, Zandri divides his time between New York and Florence, Italy. For more go to www.vincentzandri.com
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