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Shattered: A Tragedy of Drinking and Driving
by Dawn Day   

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Publisher:  Create a space ISBN-10:  1499115687 Type: 


Copyright:  5/4/2014 ISBN-13:  9781499115680

Have you ever had a few drinks and decided to drive home? Here's one driver's tragic story, please read.

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Shattered: is a work of fiction, based on a true story of one driver's tragic decision to drive home after a few beers with friends. Please read and share it with your family and friends. Once you've read it, would you be so kind as to leave a review for Shattered.             


Shattered: is a crime fiction: Donna Pipher, is an everyday wife and mother who doesn’t think she’ll have any problem driving home after having a few beers with friends. But on an unexpected gravel filled curve, she losses control of her car and her best friend of 30 years, Mary, dies. The county is charging her with vehicular manslaughter. Now along with her sorrow, shame, guilt and remorse, she’s terrified of going to prison. In fact it’s excruciatingly difficult for her to leave the house. There, days and nights of tears that tangle with trust; sharp fears that test faith. Ravished with anguish and despair, Donna wonders how she’ll ever recover or learn to live with the consequence of what she’s done.

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Have you ever just had one or two drinks and jumped behind the wheel? You got home safely, but what if you hadn't? This story, told in first person format, makes you feel like you are walking alongside as Donna moves from having fun with lifelong friends directly into the tragedy of being responsible for her best friend's death.

Because of her decision to jump into the car that day her life would never be the same. There was gravel in the intersection, an unmarked dangerous curve, a ruptured tire. But the question that would forever haunt her would be the question, "Could I have avoided the accident if I hadn't been drinking?"

Donna's story explores the aftermath of making such a horrible mistake, the families whose lives were shattered, Donna facing her own dependence upon alcohol, her spiritual battle, "Will I go to hell? How can God forgive me?", her social battle, expecting to be hated and scorned; even the costs of the court battle and the fears and choices.

I don't normally drink, but a number of years ago I gave a friend a ride home from work. She had a pitcher of margaritas waiting, and I had one. After all, it was only 1/2 mile home from her house. But on the way, a child ran from between two cars directly in front of my car. By slamming on my brakes, somehow I stopped. As soon as I went by he, without looking, ran back into the street directly in front of the car following me. Fortunately they were also able to slam on their brakes and stop.

But I always wondered, what if? If I had hit the child? Would I ever have known if my reactions could have been faster? Would I ever have been able to forgive myself?

I recommend this book with the hope that all of us can learn from the story.

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