Some men just don't know when to stop. Stella Hardesty had enough abuse from her husband, Ollie. She finally hit him with a wrench and removed the problem. Stella pleaded to self-defense and was set free.
Now, women who are at risk and don't know how to rid themselves from abusive situations, approach her as a problem solver.
Stella is a fifty year old woman whose mood is darkened with the effects of menopause. She owns an assortment of guns and tools that she puts to use, convincing heavy handed men that they had better smarten up and behave.
One woman who asks for her help is named Chrissy. She informs Stella that her husband, Roy Dean, has taken her son, Tucker. Chrissy has been abused in the past by Roy Dean and Stella had to give him a lesson in maners.
Stella attempts to trace Roy Dean's trail and finds that he was involved in illegal activities. In her attempt to learn more, Stella makes a tactical mistake and ends up hospitalized.
Chrissy arrives and becomes more forceful. She demands a more active role in searching for her son and so, the women begin working as a team.
Stella is a fresh voice in women's literature. The author's writing style is unique and persuasive. She must have enjoyed creating this overweight, menopausal, former abused woman as her central figure for the novel. Stella makes this reader think of Daisy Duke, from the Dukes of Hazzard, aged thirty years and gaining considerable weight before beginning her adventures.