Of Unsound Mind

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Status: In Progress  |  Genre: Mystery and Crime  |  House: Booksie Classic

Kate McCallister dissolved into tears when the doctor announced the reason behind her younger sister, Reagan's recent bizarre behaviors. She had a serious mental illness. The illness made her do things she would have never done before she got sick, like marry an abusive man. Take a journey with Kate and Reagan as they battle a variety of obstacles to save the two things they both love, Reagan's daughters, Blair and Rosaleen.

Table of Contents

THE ATTEMPT

  CHAPTER 1: THE ATTEMPT   In the early morning hours, a beautiful, talented young woman who had e... Read Chapter

THE HAIR SALON

CHAPTER 2: THE HAIR SALON The receptionist called me back to Reagan’s workstation. Her eyes flickered with surprise when she saw me... Read Chapter

JULY FOURTH

CHAPTER 3: JULY FOURTH Reagan showed up late and claimed that she could only stay for one hour. She kept checking her watch. &nbs... Read Chapter

THE HOSPITAL

CHAPTER 4: THE HOSPITAL   My dad came to Reno and stayed with Matt and me for several weeks. He visited Reagan in the mental... Read Chapter

THE RECOVERY

CHAPTER 5: THE RECOVERY   Nevada has one of the highest suicide rates in the nation. As a result, the doctors at the Winnemu... Read Chapter

THE MYSTERIOUS MAN

CHAPTER 6: THE MYSTERIOUS MAN   I hardly slept a wink all night. I called Reagan first thing the next morning. She sound... Read Chapter

THE FARM

 CHAPTER 7: THE FARM   Grandpa had arranged for Niles to help him take care of his farm as payment for letting him stay... Read Chapter

THE INTRODUCTION

CHAPTER 8: THE INTRODUCTION   Niles didn’t say a word. Reagan heard the soda can crack open as she headed out onto the fro... Read Chapter

THE PHONE CALL

CHAPTER 9: THE PHONE CALL   Reagan made it home just in time for dinner. As usual, dad was working. He had always worked cra... Read Chapter

CRAZY SECRETS

CHAPTER 10: CRAZY SECRETS   Reagan was awakened by mom waving a cordless phone in her face.   “You have a pho... Read Chapter

THE NEW FRIEND

CHAPTER 11:  THE NEW FRIEND   Reagan left grandpa’s house happier than she had felt in months, maybe years.  ... Read Chapter

THE FIRST DATE

  CHAPTER 12: THE FIRST DATE As Reagan prepared for her outing with Niles, she felt self-conscious. She hadn’t been out on... Read Chapter

BLINDED

CHAPTER 13: BLINDED   As Reagan was about to walk out the door to go see Niles, Dad waved the printed out newspaper article ... Read Chapter

HAPPY VALENTINES

CHAPTER 14: HAPPY VALENTINES On Valentine’s Day, Niles and Reagan attended a Valentine’s dance at the local community center with... Read Chapter

EASTER DINNER

CHAPTER 15: EASTER DINNER   My parents hosted Easter dinner at their home every year. Matt and I always made the two and a h... Read Chapter

THE WEDDING

CHAPTER 16: THE WEDDING   Dad talked to the local police department about Niles Burns, hoping that his past crimes would mak... Read Chapter

HOMESICK

CHAPTER 17: HOMESICK Reagan woke up with a pounding headache, a swollen wrist, a crick in her neck, and a charley horse in her leg. ... Read Chapter

MISTAKE

CHAPTER 18: MISTAKE A 1985 single wide mobile home with white siding and caramel-brown trim rested on a small lot just beyond Grandpa... Read Chapter

FAKING IT

CHAPTER 19: FAKING IT   When the car pulled up to the old trailer house Reagan’s stomach filled with butterflies. &nbs... Read Chapter

EXPECTING

CHAPTER 20: EXPECTING   Reagan had reached out to mom for help and got the lecture on divorce more than once.   ... Read Chapter

LOSING IT

CHAPTER 21: LOSING IT   Niles hurried down the snowy lane back to the trailer. Reagan hobbled down the icy lane alone trying... Read Chapter

REDEMPTION

CHAPTER 22: REDEMPTION   A shrill beep from the medical equipment startled me out of my deep slumber.   I sat u... Read Chapter

THE FUNERAL

CHAPTER 23: THE FUNERAL   Six Months Later. I woke up in excruciating pain. There was blood all over my bed. Matt ru... Read Chapter

MISSING IN ACTION

CHAPTER 24: MISSING IN ACTION   After the funeral, I reached out to Reagan several times, but she would never return my call... Read Chapter

NEW HOUSE

  CHAPTER 25: NEW HOUSE Grandpa died from a heart attack while working out in the barn. Grandma was overwhelmed at the thoug... Read Chapter

BABY SISTER

CHAPTER 26: BABY SISTER   Reagan’s second baby girl was born. She had thick, curly, strawberry-blond hair and bluish-green... Read Chapter

HAIR APPOINTMENT

  CHAPTER 27: HAIR APPOINTMENT   Mandy Halsey knocked on the door.   Reagan answered with a massive sm... Read Chapter

BLACK FRIDAY

CHAPTER 28: BLACK FRIDAY   I still hadn’t received any phone calls from Reagan. Then a few weeks before Thanksgiving I rec... Read Chapter

NEW BEST FRIEND

CHAPTER 29: NEW BEST FRIEND   I felt so much better knowing Reagan had a friend looking after her. I felt some of the pressu... Read Chapter

LUNCH

  CHAPTER 30: LUNCH   Reagan pushed a heavy cart out of the grocery store's main entrance, as she attempted to supe... Read Chapter

HUNTING SEASON

  CHAPTER 31: HUNTING SEASON   Niles, Arlo, and Myrl took a hunting trip. They planned to be gone for several days,... Read Chapter

UP TO NO GOOD

CHAPTER 32: UP TO NO GOOD   Niles came back from his hunting trip and started right back into his abusive routine.  ... Read Chapter

LOST and CONFUSED

CHAPTER 33: LOST and CONFUSED Reagan’s hands shook as she took the home pregnancy test. She didn’t want it to be positive, but sh... Read Chapter

TRIPLE HOMICIDE

CHAPTER 34: TRIPLE HOMICIDE Mom stayed at Reagan’s house to babysit the girls while Reagan and I attended the Halsey's funeral serv... Read Chapter

THE ESCAPE

CHAPTER 35: THE ESCAPE The next morning I knocked on Reagan's door. There was no answer. I knocked louder. Still no response. My ... Read Chapter

THE POLICE STATION

CHAPTER 36: THE POLICE STATION   I paced nervously around the small, stuffy interrogation room waiting for a police officer ... Read Chapter

A MOTHER, FINALLY

CHAPTER 37: A MOTHER, FINALLY Rosaleen sobbed softly. I held her tightly in a reassuring hug. I gently rocked her back and forth as I... Read Chapter

EPILOGUE

EPILOGUE My courageous younger sister and the challenges she bravely endured for years inspired me to write this fictional story. I k... Read Chapter

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Keke Serene

Wow! Nice start, lots of mystery!

Thu, November 22nd, 2018 2:21pm

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Thanks for checking me out! If you want to check out the rest of the book, it's ebook version is free on Amazon now or you can buy a paperback version. Link: http://a.co/d/c2imHgF

Thu, November 22nd, 2018 1:27pm

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Markie Bee

Great start, all the best with your book :)

Sun, November 25th, 2018 7:40am

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Thanks so much. This fictional story was inspired by my little sister's real life. I donate money from my book sales to help women and children harmed by abusive relationships.

If you can afford a copy of my book I'd love to have you as a fan.

The book is available on Amazon here: http://a.co/d/iGuRk2c

If you can't afford a copy please spread the word with others.

I appreciate your support!

Wed, November 28th, 2018 2:28pm

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Robert Helliger

Dramatic, and emotionally moving book.

Thu, January 17th, 2019 10:36pm

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Thank you so much! Please purchase the book on Amazon for the full story.

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Thu, January 17th, 2019 6:03pm

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