The Dark Room

Published by High Tide Publications

Available on Amazon.com

Who will save the victims of this dysfunctional family? Most of us prefer not to read about domestic violence and child abuse, pretending they don't exist, but battered women and abused children are everywhere. The causes range from a family history of domestic violence to financial insecurity to alcohol and drug addiction.

The Dark Room is a gripping story that could have been lifted from a contemporary newspaper article, but it is the fictional, yet convincing account of a hidden child, a controlling alcoholic, Stella the wife he abuses, and Amy the daughter he never wanted. Who will care enough to befriend Stella, help her reunite with her imprisoned daughter and rescue six-year-old Jodie before it's too late?

You won't forget these characters. The author's meticulous research brings them and their story to life.