Connie Krauser Chaney had a troubled childhood that she hoped to escape by creating her own stable and caring family. Stability, however, was the last thing she found with her husband Wayne Chaney. Physically and sexually abusive, Wayne was an uncontrollable force in the life of Connie and their young beautiful son, Max. Acclaimed author Gera-Lind Kolarik investigates both sides of this fatally abusive relationship, which prompted one of the United States' first anti-stalking laws.
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About the Author
Gera-Lind Kolarik has been a journalist in Chicago since 1976 where she was a police reporter with City News Bureau and a freelance reporter with the former Chicago Daily News. She has also worked as a news assignment editor for the CBS and ABC television affiliates for ten years. She received an Emmy Award in 1984 for Best Spot News Reporting and was nominated in 1985 for an Emmy as a producer in an investigative reporting series. She is a member of the American Society of Journalists and Authors; Sisters in Crime; Association for Women Journalists; International Crime Writers Association; Mystery Writers of America; Society for Professional Journalists; International Press Club; and the Chicago Newspaper Reporters Association. Kolarik is also a contributor to Family Circle, Ladies’ Home Journal, Chicago Magazine, and the American Bar Association Journal. She is a frequent speaker concerning the role of journalists in reporting women-related crime stories. Prisoners of Fear is Kolarik’s third book. She has previously written Freed to Kill (1992) and “I Am Cain” (1994). Kolarik lives in Chicago.
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It is very hard to understand why any woman would stay with a man who beats her. After you read this book, which will give you an insight into what motivated Connie Chaney's choices (and her hubands as well), you will understand a battered woman's mind set a whole lot more. This book moved me emotionally, and brought a deep saddness to my heart. By the end of the book, you know her husband will kill her (she even knows he will) and you feel as helpless as she does.