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Reviewed by Sandy Masia for Readers' Favorite
Rowan has been drinking himself into a haze for the past few years. He knows he hasn't always been this way. He knows something happened that made him this way, but, for some reason, he can't remember what it is. Then there are the strange dreams, the strange woman, and a familiar face. What does it all mean? Can he fix what is wrong with him? Can anyone? A Mind of His Own, a psychological thriller, is written by Callan J. Mulligan.
A Mind of His Own is a fantastic story. There is depth, intrigue, and mind-warping content in just under a hundred pages. And it is truly brilliant, the kind of a book worthy of rereading because so much happens. It instantly pulls you in and sends you on a journey with jagged edges, twists, and strangeness that tickle the mind the only way a clever, well-constructed psychological thriller could. A Mind of His Own is cerebral, but it is also heartbreaking. It is like Atonement, Shutter Island, and Black Mirror combined. That is how I would explain my experience when reading this. There is no word or sentence wasted; everything connects, everything matters. Callan J. Mulligan should be applauded for having the discipline to keep things as tight as they are in a story just beckoning to be played with. Good writers know when theme and message should take precedence and when the story should shine; Callan J. Mulligan is one of the few with that sensibility. A Mind of His Own is genius! I look forward to more books by Callan J. Mulligan.