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R battered woman is murdered by her husband pining for a hero as she dies in Josie's arms her cynicism becomes a uiet simmering hatred Her one remaining refuge is in her bond with Maxine and Samantha the two friends whom she loves like sisters When Samantha becomes pregnant by Jack an abuser who makes known his intentions to use the baby as a weapon of control Josie’s hatred ripens to a vengeful furyShe sets out to take on one batterer manip. OCTOBER SNOW is about friendship and loyalty and witty repartee It's about sensitivities to subtle clues when friends have secrets and it provides thought provoking explanations of behaviour far removed from the original bad stuff that can happen in relationships It's a tightly written narrative about the after effects of marital abuse and the current effects too and it illustrates how bad stuff affects people through succeeding generations But mostly it's a story of the journey of three friends and the waves of influence every person makes when things happen both good and bad The story kept me on the edge of my seat and contributed to a bout of insomnia I couldn't get those characters out of my mind in the middle of the night

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Ulate one bully And she lures Jack into the crosshairs of the ultimate mind game Her friends are convinced that she intends to rid Samantha of Jack They're right But with Josie Kane as always there's a twist With her friends helpless to stop her and with Samantha hanging in the balance Josie suares off with Jack in a life and death winner lose all battle of wits to determine which side will win Sammy's future And this time there will be a hero. A friend in need is a friend indeed‘October Snow’ is a book about an important pressing issue domestic violence Not enough has been written about it and that alone would make this novel a worthy read Raising consciousness and informing people about all aspects of domestic violence legal emotional personal psychological is reuired and by putting the readers right in the middle of a charged situation and making us identify ourselves with protagonists who experience the problem at different levels Jo who survived years of abuse and became and advocate Maxine who comes to realise she was the child of an abusive marriage Sam a victim who with the help of her friends gains the strength to move out and restart her life Ms Brooks helps us achieve a better understanding than that possible from reading the news or even academic books or essays on the matter We are thereIf that did not suffice ‘October Snow’ is a novel about a group of women who become stronger together and whose friendship gives meaning to their lives enriching them and helping them achieve things they would not have on their own I love the characters and cried at the end They are all heroes in their own right Although I had suspected where things were going for uite a while that did nothing to reduce the emotional impact of it I agree with many of the reviewers and I’m sure that ‘October Snow’ will live with me for a very long timeAlthough some of the legal issues might be very specific to the US and even to some States the psychological and emotional depth of the characters and the effect the abuse has on them is unfortunately universal I will follow Mrs Brook’s literary career with interest and I hope her novel gets the attention it deserves The world would be a better place if we did not allow such problems to remain hidden in plain sight Daniel (Council Enforcers, years of abuse and became and advocate Maxine who comes to realise she was the child of an abusive marriage Sam a victim who with the help of her friends gains the strength to move out and restart her life Ms Brooks helps us achieve a better understanding than that possible from reading the news or even academic books or essays on the matter We are thereIf that did not suffice ‘October Snow’ is a novel about a group of women who become stronger together and whose friendship gives meaning to their lives enriching them and helping them achieve things they would not have on their own I love the characters and cried at the end They are all heroes in their own right Although I had suspected where things were going for uite a while that did nothing to reduce the emotional impact of it I agree with many of the reviewers and I’m sure that ‘October Snow’ will live with me for a very long timeAlthough some of the legal issues might be very specific to the US and even to some States the psychological and emotional depth of the characters and the effect the abuse has on them is unfortunately universal I will follow Mrs Brook’s literary career with interest and I hope her novel gets the attention it deserves The world would be a better place if we did not allow such problems to remain hidden in plain sight

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WINNER 2014 READERS FAVORITE AWARDS DRAMAJosie Kane is a “difficult” woman a pure enigma one who survives her abusive husband by honing her unnerving talent for playing mind games she knows exactly how to manipulate a bully Finally divorced she thinks the abuse is over and she’s free She’s wrong And her cynicism is buildingJosie works with battered women trying to rescue them from a fate similar to hers But on the night that yet anothe. I received a copy free through Goodreads First ReadsThis was a wonderful book about friendship and overcoming abuse It was a very deep read and I had to put it down at times to take a break when emotions ran high Beautifully written and engaging throughout The twist at the end was fantastic The characters were wonderful and very real I look forward to from this authorCover Art Kinda dull The book was so much interesting than the cover conveys