June 6, 2012 / ISBN 978-0062197252
by Nicole Merritt
This is Elizabeth
Haynes's debut novel and she really hit it out of the park with
Amazon's UK Best Book of the Year! As an intelligence analyst for
the police, author Benson had been working on domestic abuse issues,
had a dream, and wrote it for a writing contest called NANO. Catherine
Bailey meets Lee Brightman one night and becomes instantaneously
connected in a romance that soon becomes a nightmare. Controlling
and abusive, Lee drives her crazy while assuring her he loves her.
Next comes the physical abuse. Four years later after he was arrested
for an attack that left her near death, he faces freedom and she
faces the threat of him finding her again.
who has ever been in an abusive relationship or anyone who cannot
understand the psychological implications of why a woman can endure
such abuse, this is the book of the year to read. The shocking end
will keep you reeling long afterward and you will never see abusive
relationships the same again.