Melanie Woodward has everything going for her- great life, loving husband, and two incredible kids. But Mellie is a tormented woman struggling to find reason in the madness of her past. After years of battling with her demons, she becomes convinced that she only has one option left- to write the story of what really happened- what happened with Thomas Scalia.
Through old journal entries and writings she recounts a realm of hard hitting beats filled with shimmering candy kids in the underground rave scene, a descent into self-harm and drug addiction, and the escalating violence of her DJ boyfriend, Thomas. In writing her story, Mellie will find peace one way or another- through the pen or through the blade.
Mellie: A Story of Vinyl and Candy is a powerful and riveting novel that shines light on the dark side of the 1990s rave culture and party drugs, of love and music, of glitter and bruises, of survival and defeat.
Below are the reviews of two of my first readers post completion.
“… I love the abstract prose and introverted journal entries the best. All in all a great freaking story!” – Joseph Williams
“…very powerful stuff. I loved it, and couldn’t put it down… my only disappointment is that I shall have to wait a long while now to read book two.”- Lisa-Jaine Staples