Scott Harper is in an abusive relationship….with his parents. The repeated patterns of abuse have force Scott to create an alter ego as his defense mechanism. His alter ego, Tommy, is manipulative and harbors hate and ill will toward anyone that tries to harm Scott.
Oblivious is the story of how Scott battles with his inner demon, Tommy. The more Scott gets stressed or under pressure, the more manipulative Tommy gets to be which always ends up getting Scott into trouble.
Carlyle paints us a picture of how abuse can start a chain of events that are almost impossible to come back from. I will not lie, some of the abuse scenes made me uncomfortable. But I grew to like Scott and was rooting for him throughout the book. Although this is a work of fiction, the actions and manipulation of Scott are grounded in facts. I can tell Carlyle did his research on Scott’s particular condition. This book shines a spotlight on Mental Health and “the system” that drives how those patients are cared for. It’s a tough read, but well with it!
Content Warning: this book contains some serious abuse and brutal kill scenes.