Sadie Valentine was just like you and I, or so she was…
Loving life in the glitzy village of Alderley Edge, Sadie Valentine thought she had it all.
With her gay best friend, Aldo, for company, Sadie spends her time sipping bubbles amongst the glitterati in her many local bars and restaurants. However, unbeknown to the outside world, Sadie is battling a broken heart.
Keeping her mask in place on a daily basis proves harder than Sadie anticipates and when she is dealt more blows, her positive exterior starts to crumble. Sadie soon realises that sometimes, it’s not quite as simple as picking yourself up and carrying on.
Once a normal-ish woman, her mental health wasn’t something that Sadie ever thought about, but when the three evils, anxiety, panic and depression creep into her life, Sadie wonders if she will ever see the light again.
With Aldo by her side, can Sadie crawl out of the impossibly dark hole and take back control of her life?
Once you have hit rock bottom, there's only one way to go...
This book was a pleasure to read! It allowed the reader to understand how much mental health can affect anyone at anytime, no matter who you are or where you come from.
Sadie's character showed true strength in terms of trying to overcome her anxiety, even though her friendship network was not supportive and not least the bit interested in what was going on with her.
I liked the fact that Sadie's problems did not heal by the end of the book but she was able to find a way to manage the anxieties. This made the story a lot more true to life then a fairy tale ending where everything works out in the end!
I think this book would be a good support tool to anyone suffering from similar emotions and would encourage them not be afraid to talk about their issues and seek support when needed.
I look forward to reading the sequel to find out what Sadie has been up to!
5 out of 5 stars!