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How could she know he was really a monster? 

Katy is desperate to get away from a controlling, abusive, and terrifying man who hurts her in the most savage ways. He was once a kind, thoughtful lover. Now, he has her paralyzed with fear from his ruthless and revolting behavior. 

She can't think straight, but she's sick and tired of being beaten down. She knows she has to escape - but his threats make her feel vulnerable and trapped.

Is there no way out?  

Listen to one woman's nightmarish journey as she closely listens to the guidance of her inner voice in this tale of survival. 

Warning: Emotional triggers. Language. Partner abuse. 

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©2014 Chariss K. Walker (P)2021 Chariss K. Walker

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A Difficult Life

In this tale, the author depicted the difficult journey that Katy went through, when the love of her life, turned into someone that was completely different, than the man she thought she knew. This story was heartbreaking and harrowing; however, through listening to her inner voice, Katy's tale became one of survival. This story has some scenes of domestic abuse and therefore would not be suitable for younger readers. Ann Sprinkle's narration was fine and her voice was pleasing. I was given a free copy of the audiobook and I have voluntarily left this review.

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Thought Provoking

A well written story about how a young woman was stalked, befriended and eventually tricked into uprooting herself & her young daughter to another state leaving her familiar safety net behind her. Once in her new surrounding she soon becomes a victim of physical, emotional & sexual abuse at the hands of the man she once thought she loved. After awhile she devises a plan for them to escape and eventually rebuilds both of their lives.
I was given this free review copy aidiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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encouragement for battered wives

The story line captured my attention. I don't usually read sexual content, but this was tamed down & quick, a small part of the story. The narrator read better as the story moved along. The beginning was monotone. I enjoyed the story &liked that at the end it gave some denouement.

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Inspirational story

A well written story of an abused woman overcoming it with help of her friend and daughter and her inner voice and faith. Narrator has a very soothing voice that goes great with this story.

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The Journey

This story is about life and being strong enough to pick up the pieces, listen your guardian angel, and make a new life. God has a plan, you just need to be still and follow what he has in store for ypu. Nicely done!

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A Story of Manipulation, Abuse and Taking Back Your Life

This story shows the resilience of a woman who faces the hills and valleys of life. Loss early in life, an opportunity to bond with family in an unexpected way, mistakes, triumphs and learning to listen to her inner voice.
Information and encouragement for women who face abusive and lonely situations...ideas how to take some steps needed to survive.
The story is well written and had me engaged the entire time.
The narrator was ok, sometimes when not engaged in dialogue the narration felt a bit flat, but not off putting for the story.
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  • 11-04-21

Highly Unrealistic

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This book is like a "Disney version" of a woman escaping domestic violence with of course a happy ending. It is totally unrealistic and sometimes laughable at just how 'easy' the process was for Katy. It gives the wrong impression about how "real domestic violence" occurs and the lengths women must go through to get away from there abusers and live as safely as they can. If someone IRL was able to escape their abuser in the way Katy did, they would be 'extremely lucky', especially with all the financial resources they had at their disposal.

The author inserted elements of spiritualism in the book which I am assuming was her attempt to uplift women going through domestic violence however, it came across as disjointed. I was frustrated & exasperated at how clueless Katy was & how she responded & advised her daughter after the room invasion. Lots of things she did just didn't make sense such as, why she constantly asked people to draw her maps everywhere she went? She had access to the internet via her burner phone, hotels & the various other places that have internet. Why did she service & repaint her car instead of just buying a new one straight away, Chuck could have had access to police records allowing him to easily trace her car. She didn't use the internet to research how to disappear either, her friend ended up telling her common sense information she could have easily found out for herself. Most women in the same situation would have researched this stuff long before they left because often their lives depend on it, but Katy didn't bother, even though she had plenty of time away from her abuser to plan.

I'm sure the book was written with good intentions but I can't help but think the author should have researched the subject matter more and made it realistic, I would hate to think this Disney version is what some people actually believe happens in most domestic violence cases IRL, it's not.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 10-13-21

Great listen

Disclaimer: This audiobook was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review. I have enjoyed this book greatly. The writing style is quite different, and it had me hooked. It has a bit of a push and pull feeling. Sometimes you are pulled into the story, standing right beside the character as she experiences the things around her, and other times you are just floating above all, passively observing the character. It is interesting, but might not be everyone's type of book. The pacing is just right, and I love the daughter very much, she is so lovely. The narration by Ann Sprinkle was excellent, she was able to channel the character's emotions through so strongly. The breaking of character's voices in their speeches and the broken hearted calmness as they try to ease each other's worries were really well done and brought the listening experience to another level.