When the future you imagined just disappears in the blink of an eye.

Synopsis

Living on the streets is terrifying and exhausting. Grace’s only comforts are a steady stream of vodka, and a strange little boy who’s following her around.

At nineteen, Grace has already had a child and endured an abusive marriage. But she’s also had her baby abducted by her vengeful husband and been framed as a neglectful mother. Even her own parents doubted her version of the story. So she did the only thing that made sense to her—run away.

The streets are unforgiving. Winter is drawing in. And Grace isn’t prepared for the harsh realities of survival. At her very bleakest, a Good Samaritan swoops into her life and rescues her. With a roof over her head and food in her stomach, she longs to see her baby again.

But nothing ever comes for free.

My review

Grace is a young girl ready to start working on her future. After finishing high school, she wants to go to the university and make something of her life.
When she finds herself pregnant, all her dreams are put away and she finds herself married with the father of her baby girl.

But married life is not how she imagined… Her husband is abusing her, and when she finds the courage to go away, he abducts the child and accuses Grace of being a neglectful mother.
Having no one on her side, she sees no other option than running away…
But life on the streets isn’t an easy life… and she finds herself doing things she never imagined…

 

This story should come with a real warning… it’s not a happy story at all. And when you think it can’t be any worse, well think again…

 

I’ve read many sad stories, but I think Grace is one of the characters I pitied the most. Maybe she is a bit gullible, but can you blame her?
Grace is an example how one bad decision can turn your world upside down.  She does her utterly best, but when you have to fight against everyone, I understand how she got in a downward spiral and couldn’t find a way out.

Yet I also admired her. She finds the courage to fight her demons several times again. She knows who she is and will not stand being dragged through the mud anymore.

A story of how domestic abuse can not only lower your self – esteem, but can also put you in a lonely corner. Yet also about breaking the downward spiral and finding yourself again and fighting for your happiness and family.

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