Labyrinths Jun 30, 2010
I wasn't loving this book through the first half because the female character was so touchy, and needy, always calling her psychiatrist to help her cope with stress.
I also thought it seemed to be heading in a direction I didn't care for, with supernatural mysteries and monsters, etc. But then it changed and I saw the mystery developing and the monster becoming more human.
In this story, Tessa is struggling to remember a traumatic event from her childhood, related to labyrinths, monsters and her father.
I also learned the difference between a maze and a labyrinth, as Tessa was a landscape architect who specialized in labyrinths. So what's the difference? In a maze, you exit in a different place than you entered, it has dead ends, and represents confusion. In a labyrinth, you enter and exit the same way, walk familiar patterned pathways to the centre, and it represents peace.
Now you know, too.