Sharon Taylor has done a remarkable thing -- written of a life-shattering experience with a frank, spare beauty, in a way that will surely offer help and hope to others who have been through something similar. Drug rape is too often a silent shame, leaving victims feeling helpless, embarrassed, even as though they were somehow at fault. Taylor takes us through her own challenging journey from "victim" to "survivor," on the way offering validation and acknowledgement to the sufferings of those who have been raped and a way forward for those who want to feel alive again.
What makes this book particularly impressive is the fact that Taylor shares intimate personal experiences with professional pacing, making the book impossible to put down. Though, as with most self-published books, a copy editor's touch would have been welcome, the book is free of structural flaws. Indeed, it moves like a crime novel, each chapter propelling you to the next.
The book would be a comforting companion to anyone who's been through the devastating violation of rape. But as a heartfelt human story it has the power to engage us all, and perhaps leave us a bit more compassionate to our fellow life travellers.