POSSESSION………………a novel by Da’Neen Hale
The torrid tale of Yaasa and Chee.
As a man, Chee’s feelings of loss and needing to feel the comfort of Love were easy to relate to.
His threat was palpable, and as disgusting as second hand smoke. His actions in public were barbaric. The author’s absolute thoroughness in her creation of Chee, making him an incomplete man that lost and forever missed developmental nurturing, was manifested not only in Yaasa’s fear of what has happened, but also in her dejectedness by allowing the tragedy to continue. He wasn’t always savage, with most of his sick subtleties being equally as disturbing as his savagery was shocking. I couldn‘t begin to assess the damage that he claimed in his misguided pursuit of Yaasa.
POSSESSION had a primetime feel to it. Her time sense most fluid, instilling contempt and urgency in her readers early on; I read portions of this piece with open mouthed disgust.
Handy tools that Ms. Hale saw fit to bless her readers with: domestic abuse statistics including the toll free number for the National Domestic Abuse Hotline (1-800-799-SAFE), and a list of questions that would be helpful in creating dialogue for book discussion.
POSSESSION was not about domestic violence; it‘s a tale of an angry, misguided man that let the best thing that ever happened to him slip through his fingers…….and he hated himself for it.
I enjoyed the time I spent with Ms. Hale’s creation. Although I was sometimes overwhelmed with consumer branding she more than made up for it with her relentless route to the climax.
Write on, Ms Hale.
Editor in Chief