I wrote a novel, still unpublished, entitled, "The Gatekeeper." Based on the synopsis presented below, would you want to read this book? Please be brutal.
The Gatekeeper, a Novel by C. Alease
After confiding in a friend and coworker who was seeing a therapist, a seemingly normal, middle-aged woman decides to take her teenaged son to a psychologist to work on his anger issues. The protagonist thinks that she has lived a rather lackluster life, with an understanding that if she feels a bit “touched,” it is only because “everybody is a bit touched.” Therefore, she considers herself ordinary, relatively speaking. After visiting the therapist with her son, she soon learns that the therapist is more interested in her. She then begins therapy on her own, only to discover that her uninspiring life is only that way because of repressed memories, caused by a series of trauma-ridden experiences from long ago.
Her therapist then introduces her to her Safe Room, a magical place, where she discovers that there exist many personalities wrapped inside of her mind, invading and suppressing it, all with stories of their own intertwining lives to share.
Initially ignorant of this motley crew of characters who live inside of her mind, she meets Little Me, the little girl that she discovers was originally traumatized as a child. She then meets and begins to interact with the likes of Big Fat, the voluminously hefty, happy cook; the Masculine One, with her toilet mouth and overflowing rage; and Sick and Tired, who is perpetually suicidal, but not. As if these diverse individuals were not enough to digest, she discovers still others. There is the Trollop, who maintains that she isn’t a whore, just smart, as well as the Chatterbox, and the Perfectionist, whose names are self-explanatory.
The protagonist learns through a combination of hypnosis and extremely vivid flashbacks, just how distinct each of these unique individuals have meticulously maintained her sanity or insanity. She is jolted, tossed, and relentlessly bombarded with one startling revelation after another, until the final revelation, which threatens to send her toppling over the edge into complete insanity.