After years of escaping the past, Danielle Lee decides to return home, where she is confronted with facing the people she left behind, including Reed Fischer.
For four years, Reed has been trying to get over his first love, but that feat is made impossible when Dannie unexpectedly walks back into his life. Trying his best to move on, Reed ignores her existence, but she’s suddenly everywhere he is.
A friendship blossoms … until feelings start to blur. Remnants of how they used to be together are still there, but Reed can’t forget how much Dannie hurt him when she left, and Dannie is still struggling with her secretive history while living with the aftermath of an assault by an obsessed stalker.
With the help of her best friends, Melody and Jemma, Dannie is on the path to healing … until the past meets the present, and she comes face-to-face with the one person she hoped never to see again.
The Face Beneath shares the tale of a young woman trying to overcome a traumatic childhood while living with PTSD, but with the love and support of her friends, she finds hope and the courage to face her past, confront her fears, and live again.
4 out of 4 stars, “The Face Beneath is the second book in The Broken Series by Amelia Legend. Classified as Young Adult fiction, it is by no means your typical teenage drama…This was a spectacularly written book which broached a series of very important topics such as abuse, rape, assault and self-harm. Even though the target audience is for Young Adult, this is definitely a good read for adults as well with topics relevant to all ages. It was an absolute pleasure to read and I would recommend it for any high school or college student as well as any adult looking for a story about starting anew and coming to terms with your past.” OnlineBookClub
“I believe Legend is a writer who cares about people, especially those with life-altering struggles, and her writing reaches out to them in ways they can comprehend. This novel is a gift to the young adult genre.” Author Janice Dick