Those of you who have followed my blog know that I was fortunate to be brought up in a a caring, loving family where domestic violence wasn’t even hinted at. In fact, it wasn’t until I started to post on my blog that I found so many of my followers/readers hadn’t been so lucky.
And in reading others’ blogs and the daily news reports I know that domestic violence is prevalent in our society, and to my mind, more of a threat than even terrorism.
Some years ago, visiting one of my mother’s many aunts, she told us of her daughter who was stabbed by her husband, and left to die, alone on the kitchen floor. So in some way, it does impinge on all of us.
Today I received the advance copy of Charlie Gallagher’s latest Book –
He Will Kill You.
I haven’t started to read it, but with Charlie’s agreement, I am posting his author’s note here.
“There is a strong theme of domestic violence throughout this book. Some scenes describe actions that are brutal, inexcusable and shocking, and may be harrowing or traumatic to read.
They are based on unequivocal fact. Two out of three murder victims in the UK are killed by an intimate partner. Most victims of domestic violence take years to seek help, if at all.
This book carries a message; if you recognise even a small part of your situation or yourself in these pages, any part of it, then know that you don’t have to suffer it; you don’t have to live it. You’re worth so much more.
Tell someone. Tell the police or a mate or one of the many domestic violence charities that can be found on the internet, or whoever you can.
Get yourself safe.”
Charlie is a serving, front-line police detective. He obviously, comes into contact with victims of domestic violence more often than most of us. He doesn’t appear to have a website but tells a little about himself – https://www.femalefirst.co.uk/books/charlie-gallagher-bodily-harm-1027718.html.
Apologies. I’m now told by Charlie that he has a website – http://www.writercharliegallagher.com.
The book – He Will Kill You will be published on March 15 and is currently available to preorder on Amazon .
Look out for my review in the next couple of days on my other site – https://booksandmorebooks2017.wordpress.com