This intriguing debut novel follows a sex addict, a sociopath, a narcissist, and a co-dependent with self-esteem issues as they meet weekly to navigate through their dysfunctional lives with the help of a therapy group led by a wavering Christian therapist. It is a story of individuals and the strongholds that bind them.
Rockye, an actress/dancer/singer Caribbean beauty, struggles with fighting the demons of lust and exhibitionism. Her intense sexual escapades careen her into unsavory situations. She suffers from a progressive intimacy disorder characterized by exhibitionism, impulsive dangerous sex with strangers, and infidelity within her turbulent relationship. As her life spins out of control, Rockye is racing against time to uncover the source of her addiction as her boyfriend’s suspicions of her betrayal, coupled with his own demons, drive him to a climax that changes all of their lives…forever.
Keno, an opportunist, who lacks moral judgment and character, has the keen ability to identify and take advantage of the weakness of others—particularly women. He comes across as charming, but is a predator in disguise. As he preys on women, he sees nothing wrong with his deceptive actions due to his egocentricity and grandiose sense of self-worth. He finds an older woman to support him while trying to juggle an intimate relationship with the woman he truly loves…but all falls apart when he is caught.
Bailey, the founder and sole owner of a successful, top-ranked real estate brokerage firm in Southern California, struggles with an overbearing mother, her biracial heritage, massive insecurity and low self-esteem. Bailey was born into a family whose mother was critical and emotionally abusive and whose father passively sat back and allowed it. Regardless of her many successes, Bailey struggles to undo the fruit of insecurity, and her lack of confidence.
As they meet weekly to purge and discuss the nuances of their day-to-day lives, their therapist, Jango, has an unconventional plan to steer them back on the right track. As the group continues, the Tuesday meetings transform from reluctant gatherings into rewarding experiences of bonding and healing. As the group members open up—revealing secrets, swapping stories and recovering pieces to their brokenness—old wounds begin to heal, new friendships are forged and the strongholds that bind them begin to release their formidable grip.
Twisted Circle exposes the painful and often debilitating damage coming from the dark places we harbor and how it affects our everyday lives.