Against My Will

Against My Will

by Benjamin Berkley


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Danielle Landau knows she should feel lucky, but she can't feel anything but dread. Not only did she pass the New York Bar, but she married the man her father says is just right for her and lives in a fashionable new loft in Queens. But the man who seems like the perfect catch is a perfect nightmare at home. Jacob tries to control her career, her daily routine, and even when she eats. He ignores her desires and belittles her every chance he gets. Soon, Danielle doesn't recognize her husband or herself, and she struggles to find a way out. One night, Jacob pushes her too far, and now Danielle has to escape. With the help of her beloved Nana, Danielle moves across the country and starts to rebuild her life. But will she be able to escape her past? And when one of her clients finds herself in the same terrible situation, will Danielle have the strength to help her? As we follow Danielle on her journey of terror and recovery, we see her story intersect with the diary entries of a young girl from more than fifty years ago, and the full weight of the family's secrets becomes clear. This is a story of survival, self-discovery, justice, and ultimately about love.

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"Benjamin Berkley masterfully confronts the unimaginable bringing awareness to a subject that is too often unreported."
--Denise Brown, Co-Founder and President, Nicole Brown Foundation

"Benjamine Berkley has broken new ground in his intricate novel about an abuse victim’s journey. Key character’s lives become intertwined in unexpected ways in this poignant and satisfying novel."
--Jill Rathus, PhD Professor of Psychology, Long Island University

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780883912799
Publisher: Fell, Frederick Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date: 09/01/2012
Pages: 268
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

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