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This novel explores the stark realities of domestic violence.It takes a first-hand look at a battered wife who keeps hidden from friends and family the emotional and physical abuse she suffers at the hands of her rage-addicted husband.
Heather Langdon leads us through an unveiling of some of the answers to why women stay in violent relationships, and why they choose to hide their sufferings from even their closest friends and family.
When the beatings began, Heather blamed herself-for her husband's unhappiness. She projected his unhappiness onto herself. She believed that if she changed somehow he would change and her friends and family would see him for the man she loved enough to spend the rest of her life with, not the abusive bully they encouraged her to leave.
Not until tragedy strikes is Heather forced to make her own tough decisions for the first time, when a dark, criminal secret from her childhood myseteriously surfaces. Heather must choose between the comforts of allowing others to lead her, even though she is being led straight to death or how to take control of her own life.