Shadow in the Mirror
By Adele Hewett Veal
Multiple Personality Disorder (MPD) or Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID) is said to be a serious affliction that can affect children who have been severely abused.
Leslie Cramer suffers from this disorder. Because of it, she has been known to ‘wake up’ in strange places without any explanation as to how she got there. Today is no different — today she woke up in a strange bed with a strange man who admits to being her husband. Today she discovers that she has two children, and today she realizes that her alternate personality, Lee Cramer, has been ‘awake’ for ten years. It becomes apparent that Lee’s escapades have alienated her from her husband and caused her children to be frightened to death of her, with good reason. Lee is the terrifying alternate personality who believes Les deserves to die shamelessly while setting up the scheme to carry it through.
Les has no other choice except to turn to her long- time friend, Veronica Moore, for help. Veronica is the only other person besides Les’ doctor, Dr. Paul Whitfield, who knows about her disorder. With Veronica’s help, Les finds the strength to hold onto her true identity and fights to recover everything that she is on the brink of losing . . . her family.
Shadow in the Mirror, is a love story that reaches beyond the familiar attributes of a person and peers into the mirrored image of the soul. It is a story woven around the strongest forces of life; love and forgiveness.