Tori Liddell has struggled through her twenties suffering from undiagnosed Borderline Personality Disorder. She documents her radical lifestyle changes and shifting identity through the colorful tattoos covering her body. After years spent disconnecting from family and widening the rift created by her absence, Tori returns to small-town Oregon to help facilitate the care of her mother, recently diagnosed with AIDS. At her homecoming, she faces her own mortality, the inevitable loss of her mother and the interests of an enigmatic neighbor. Tori also confronts the realization that things and people are not always the way she remembers as she searches for the meaning of home in the rubble of her past.
Inked is a window into the life of a woman trying to overcome herself, her choices and a psychological affliction etched under her skin.
What People are Saying about Inked
“A solid submission with high emotional appeal minus the excessive sentimentality so often associated with family topics. Realistic for modern day families as well as other relationships such as work.” -Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award Review
“Greatly enjoyed it … Loved the relationship between mother and daughter, detailed, intriguing, ‘stick with you after book ends’ characters.” -Laura Church
“Inked is not a typical book in any sense of the word. The main character is captivating …The story itself is potent and that makes it a page turner.” -Kate James
“I read ‘Inked’ all in one sitting the day I got it. I thoroughly enjoyed it -I couldn’t even put it down to make myself another cup of tea after I’d finished the first one!” -Bailey Shoemaker Richards, editor Leaves and Flowers