When Ellie marries her childhood sweetheart, Curtis, she believes she has found her happy-ever-after. Soon, however, cracks begin to show and Ellie realises that Curtis may not be the man she thought he was. On the surface, all appears perfect for the family; children are born, careers progress, and loving relationships with family and friends develop. Only Ellie knows the truth about her increasingly abusive, erratic and evasive husband. Slowly and torturously being stripped of her self-esteem, will Ellie and her boys ever escape the coercive and controlling existence that is their life? A true story, set in the north of England, through the 1980s and 90s.
ISBN: 9781800160439, 2021, Vanguard Press