|About the Book|
This was a very fast paced book to read through and if you have ever been in an abusive relationship this book will appeal to you. Not only does the author tell a suspenseful story about Rebecca, who has everything she always wanted. A loving husband, beautiful home and an enjoyable career keeps Rebecca from thinking about episodes in her past with a former boyfriend. There was a man who she thought she loved but came to find out that there is more to Roy than meets the eye and what she finds is downright scary. She thinks that Roy has been in prison for the last 5 years and feels relatively safe untill she finds out that Roy is out. There are also coyotes hanging around her yard. So now she is fearful of even going outside to take her dog, Lily, for a walk. Her husband Jack is on a business trip and Reb is left alone with her dog and her thoughts of her past with Jack and Roy. She has her own PR business and one of her clients is a woman who had had an abusive relationship and is using this to be a speaker for womens rights and how to be safe as a woman without being made to feel that a woman deserves to be abused physically, mentally and emotionally and that no matter what teaches that you can get your life back. While going through her client Angies work, Rebecca has read a lot about prostitutes and their lives of abuse. To quote a paragraph in Returning Injury: Rebecca wrote, there is a definite disconnection in society about prostitution. Should men be convicted of violence against women, and women given mandatory help? Clearly, these women are hurting and need help. Better education? Separate education for boys and girls about these issues? Whose fault is it when we are bombarded with sex every day? We have allowed the sex industry and violence against women to become acceptable, mainstream. This is a compassionate story about how a woman overcomes her fears from her abuser and learns to live her life without fear. I enjoyed this story and I think that all women should read this book. It is a combination of suspense, love, violence and self help.