Sequel to Train Gone
After reuniting with her four-year-old self, on the train tracks of her childhood, Rebekah remembers: something happened. Her sordid past nudges her until she dives headfirst into an uninvited flashback, which gives them all permission to surface.
Unveiling one memory with her therapist, Joel, he introduces her to a unique superpower. Rebekah pilots a series of trust-falls with said superpower while navigating cycles of abuse and indefatigable trauma. From a gaslighting fiancé to the bewildering cults she engages with on her travels, every person and each cycle are echoes of Rebekah’s inner turmoil.
While traversing a whirlwind of experiences, Rebekah can’t help but wonder: is she running away from or toward something? Will she ever learn to embrace the dark in order to see the light?
Undeniably raw and fiercely authentic, Mirrors Strike Back is an unpredictable journey through a maze of funhouse mirrors where Mallory repeatedly collides with reflections of her own soul via undeserved betrayal, cultish encounters, racy exchanges, a spectral twist of fate, loss, romantic love, familial love, and finally: unexpected self-love from a spirited heart gifted with superhuman strength.
Some people float—like the velvety filter of an Olan Mills photo—effortless, easy, gentle, and delicate. I grind with the graininess of an old-timey Western photo—harsh, serious, rough, and troubled. I think I know why…”-Rebekah Mallory
About the Author
Rebekah Mallory is an author, CODA (Child Of Deaf Adults), INFJ, and cult survivor—passionate about living in her truth and dedicated to helping others do the same.
When she isn’t writing, she can be found reading. Some of her favorite authors are: Augusten Burroughs, Ray Bradbury, John Steinbeck, Patricia Highsmith, Shirley Jackson, Grady Hendrix, and Stephen King. When she isn’t reading, she can often be heard quoting I Love Lucy and Everybody Loves Raymond episodes.
Rebekah loves to travel and has lived in various cities across the U.S. She currently lives in the sticks of New Hampshire with her husband and two dogs, Liesel and Dexter.