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Holding My Hand Through Hell
by Susan Murphy-Milano (Goodreads Author)
This poignant well-written book tells the story of a police officer's family and one daughter's quest for justice long after the heart-wrentching murder of her mother. The author embraces a legacy of unconditional love and faith to triumph over a life plagued with unspeakable abuse and pain. Based on a true story, told with the flow of a novel, spiced with frank wisdom and ...more
Paperback, 286 pages
Published October 3rd 2012 by Ice Cube Press
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Just saw this sitting out at the library and picked it up. Great book. It's not a literary book, it's not a mystery thriller, it's not perfectly written .... but it is the story of a woman who chose to not only leave her past behind and create a better future; she also created a better future for other abused victims. And by abuse I mean emotional, physical, and sexual. You may not agree with everything she did or how she did it but overall SHE DID IT. I was also impressed that despite making se ...more
I hate to be critical of people who have gone through so much and have gone to the trouble to share their experiences but I don't feel that I could recommend this book. I thought the beginning showed a lot of promise. The story was horrible and compelling. What a blessing that in the last few decades domestic abuse and sexual abuse have gotten enough attention to be recognized as criminal behavior with serious consequences. How unfortunate that there must be many thousands of people who are sile ...more
Susan Murphy Milano is a specialist and expert in intimate partner violence and works nationally with corporations, faith based organizations, domestic violence programs, law enforcement and prosecutors providing technical and consulting services in “high risk” domestic violence and stalking related cases. Her principal objective is to intervene before a victim is seriously injured or killed. Util ...moreMore about Susan Murphy-Milano...