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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliantly provocative & challenging!, 10 Feb. 2013
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This review is from: What Have I Done? (No Greater Love) (Hardcover)
Amanda Prowse has done it again! Another heart wrenching story. But yet her novels aren't merely stories. They are not purely for entertainment. Mrs Prowse has a profoundly developed style of writing into which she immediately hooks the reader into the psyche of her characters. Having suffered domestic violence for a few years many years ago this story made me numb. At last women have a voice through Amanda's wonderful works. She equips her characters with hearts and souls that we can all recognise. We are these people and they are us and that Mrs Amanda Prowse is a remarkable talent.
The transition of Kathryn Brooker to Kate Gavier is more than highlighting the journey of this woman. This book is an exceptional social study and psychological study of sacrifice and survival.
This book confronts domestic violence and human subjugation head on, no frills, no fuss, just the raw cruel and seedy reality of what women endure on a daily basis. I was absolutely gripped throughout. Not one single paragraph is tiresome. This novel doesn't attempt to shock, on the contrary Kate never seeks sympathy as women who suffer this don't. Mrs Prowse tells the story for many women and indeed men.
I want the world to read this book; for many reasons. One particular reason is that I feel this book can empower and heal. I thank you Mrs Prowse for writing and knowing some the emotions that even years later I couldn't make sense out of until reading this.
A haunting novel, a story of truth, a pillow to rest upon; these are but a few things of what this book is.
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Initial post: 28 Apr 2013 17:03:14 BDT
Anna W says:
Sorry, I have to disagree - I think this book is not well written and it does a disservice to this difficult subject and to the victims of domestic violence which it attempts to portray.

In reply to an earlier post on 7 May 2014 00:06:14 BDT
Claire E says:
I agree - I think the writing is dreadful, and I'm suspicious that this fullsome review was written by the author or a friend of hers.
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