When high-powered attorney Helen Thompson discovers that her fifteen-year old daughter has been sexually assaulted, she takes drastic measures.
Finding herself in trouble, Helen must relinquish control and put her faith in a process she knows to be flawed. As a team of lawyers, therapists and women from a safe house help Helen and Phoebe find hope and healing, a sociopath lurks, waiting for his moment to strike.
A lyrical, dark fairytale that will resonate with fans of women’s literature and psychological thrillers, RIPPLE delves into the nature of evil, without seeking to provide final answers to the issue of what makes a human commit evil acts. And while the author takes readers to scary places, she ultimately shines a light on the human condition and celebrates the triumph of the human spirit in the face of great tribulation.
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What else do you need to know about me? I talk a lot. I write a lot. I adore my husband. I adore my children. What else? Well, I run. I’ve been running since I turned 14. I started to run then and I’ve been running ever since. Whenever I stop running, I land in a lot of trouble.
I ran through a childhood that could well be described as hell. I ran through major depressive episodes and often teetered one step from the edge of a breakdown. Through running, I held onto my sanity, my sobriety, my life and my belief in God. Each step I take, no matter how physically painful, draws me a shade closer into my better angels.
And the steps have become painful over the years, which is how I earned the nickname Phoenix. Some mornings I feel like I’ve been run over by a bus and the truth is, I was. I survived a collision with a metro bus, and it’s fair to say that the accident messed me up. And yet I keep rising from the pyre of a burning fire and as I run I realize that as long as I hold the Holy Spirit inside me, my spirit will never die.
Review – This book is INTENSE and not a fluffy beach read. As a mother I found it extremely emotional. The story is of Helen and Phoebe Thompson, a mother and daughter whose lives are turned upside down after Helen learns Phoebe’s father has been molesting her. He has even promised some of his “friends” the opportunity to rape her. This absolutely blew my mind. How could a mother not see what was happening? Well Helen was a high powered attorney who was married to her job and blind to what was happening in her family and to her poor daughter. She’s always been in control but not anymore.
Phoebe is fifteen and my heart broke for her. Her Dad is a judge and abusing her. This is a fast paced thriller because even though Helen and Phoebe leave but there are still plans to hurt Phoebe.
I found myself so angry at times, other times I was filled with Hope. If I didn’t know better I would have thought this was a true story although I am thankful it isn’t.
There is also a YA version of this story.
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