"I heard an advert on the radio as I was driving home from work. I'd never heard it before, but as it started I knew the ending, and it helped to set me on my journey to get help. Help that was to change my whole life. The advert went something like this 'For thousands of women in Britain today, this is the most frightening sound they will hear'. I immediately knew that that sound would be the sound of keys turning in the lock..." "This is a harrowing work told honestly and from the heart. The author, a victim of domestic violence, recounts her struggle to break free from a destructive relationship and through faith and friendship reassemble the pieces of her life. The work is more than a narrative, it is a confession that offers solace and practical help to others that may find themselves in a similar situation. The author talks about the inspiring work of specialist support services, the comfort of her faith, along with the challenges the church faces in dealing with victims and perpetrators, and the terrors of her own disability, Generalised Dystonia. This is a sincere, important and difficult work and speaks openly about a terrible silence.
The need for a work of this kind cannot be over-estimated and the faith and hope it reveals are a testament to faith, humanity and the human spirit."