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- Print Length: 140 pages
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- Language: English
- ASIN: B01LX4HLT0
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Average Customer Review: 24 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #291,343 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Isolation Junction: Breaking free from the isolation of emotional abuse Kindle Edition
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Rose is the mother of two young children, and finds herself living a robotic life with an abusive and controlling husband. While she struggles to maintain a calm front for the sake of her children, inside Rose is dying and trapped in ‘Isolation Junction’.
She runs an online business from home, because Darren won’t let her work outside the house. Through this, she meets other mums and finds courage to attend networking events, while Darren is at work, to promote her business.
It’s at one of these events that Rose meets Tim, a sympathetic, dark-haired stranger who unwittingly becomes an important part of her survival.
After years of emotional abuse, of doubting her future and losing all self-confidence, Rose takes a stand. Finding herself distraught, alone and helpless, Rose wonders how she’ll ever escape with her sanity and her children. With 100 reasons to leave and 1,000 reasons she can’t, will she be able to do it?
Will Tim help her? Will Rose find peace and the happiness she deserves? Can Rose break free from this spiralling life she so desperately wants to change?
I was worried about reading this book because it’s about abuse within marriage. I used to be married to an abusive man and thought it might bring back bad memories.
What I didn’t like about the book (which has nothing to do with the author) is the bad formatting. After every 1.5 lines there is a line space. Every time there is a double ‘l’ one is missing and numbers keep appearing in the middle of the text. I assume these are page numbers, but are not necessary on the Kindle. Lastly I have found hyphens in the middle of words where they aren’t necessary.
Now for the positive. The story was good, didn’t bring back too many bad memories and I could empathise with how Rose was feeling. 3*
Constantly tortured emotionally and physically as well as being in debt Rose yearns for a better, happier life for herself and her children. After six torturous years, her abuser kicks her out of their marital home and refuses her demand to be with her children. With the physical abuse stopped, Rose must struggle with the profound effects of emotional abuse and face her fears in order to seek custody of her children.
Also the fact that Rose kept vomiting... a lot... made me think she had some sort of illness!
The writing wasn't bad, though it jumped around a bit and I just couldn't get into the characters, it wasn't awful, but it wasn't great either.
Written as a work of fiction, it has elements of the authors own experiences. It was incredibly brave for the author to write this work and give a voice to the thousands of people who suffer abuse and are left isolated by the behaviour of abusive partners.
Its not badly written, but the authors lack of experience shows. It also lacks a cohesive and distinctive style. Which makes the book difficult to read as it doesn't flow along.
But given that it has an important message and gives a voice to people who often can't speak for themselves.
Most recent customer reviews
One word to describe this novel by Jennifer Gilmour...mundane.
Very disappointing. I began reading this book with high hopes, it has all the ingredients for what should have... Read more
This book is not the normal genre i read but it is a thought provoking read. The book needed real life experiences but is still worth a read. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Parvina rani begum
This is not an easy read by any means and I take my hat off to the author for highlighting the abuse that sadly many suffer. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Audrey Gibson
This is an interesting book portraying the life of an ‘abused’ woman. Living with domestic violence is awful and anyone who has been there probably won’t want to read about... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Ali - The Dragon Slayer
Amazing, heart-warming, emotional this really touched my heart. Defiantly worth a read, it helped me put some of my life into perspectivePublished 6 months ago by Jennifer