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A book that deals with domestic abuse isn t going to be an easy read it s a subject that is both emotive and disturbing but the author deals with the subject in a sensitive manner this is a lady who has drawn on her own personal experience to highlight a difficult subject This is a fairly short book at a 134 pages but it s long enough for the author to deliver on both the plot and characters Rose lives with her abusive and controlling husband Darren trapped in a marriage that offers nothing but fear and dreadDomestic abuse is something a lot of people can t understand but Isolation Junction paints a vivid and very believable picture of how someone is left feeling completely isolated Darren manages to control every aspect of Rose s life who she see s what she does even controlling their finances such power leaves Rose estranged from family and friends and highlights the insidious nature of abuse which leaves the victim unable to ask for help or voice their fearRose can think of a 100 reasons to leave and a 1000 reasons to stay in a relationship that is destroying her it s only when Rose finds herself thrown out of the marital home alone and helpless she begins the journey to discover her own identity with the help of Tim Rose begins to think that it could be possible for for both her and her young children to live a far happier life one that is free from abuseInterestingly the story is told from Ruth s point of view but her abusive life with Darren is told in the third person an unusual style for this type of read but it works as it feels like you are reading about two people the Rose who was abused and the Rose that got away Although the book focuses mainly on mental abuse it doesn t make it any easier to read it s a very credi Rose a mother of two finds herself stuck in a mechanical life as she suffers day
#IN AND DAY OUT THE ABUSE #and day out the abuse her controlling husband Darren With 100 reasons to leave and 1000 reasons she can t will Rose break free from the isolation junction she has been trapped inIsolation Junction Breaking Free from the Emotional Isolation of Abuse by Jennifer Gilmour was a book that I would normally not feature on Clues and Reviews This is not a thriller This is not a mystery This on Clues and Reviews This is not a thriller This is not a mystery This is an honest look at abusive relationships An important topic to be discussed but be warned this book could be triggering for some readers as it does discuss one woman s journey through abuseThis book was very raw and it is easy to see that the author wrote this one full of emotions Although a story of fiction this one is written from a semi autobiographical perspective and Gilmour writes this narrative completely exposed This book will not be for
every reader but it is a story of strength and the author should be commended for sharing her story Whenreader but it is a story of strength and the author should be commended for sharing her story When met Darren her parents warned her that he didn t seem like her type But who listens to their parents Years later we find her rocking in the street as rain lashes down and a sky devoid of light presses down below her unable to carry on with the fa ade any longer Her husband Darren subjects her to emotional and physical abuse which does not abate when they have childrenShifting between the present and past we see both how things were and how they can be Feeling trapped in this marriage of violence doubting her future and losing all hope she meets a tall dark and handsome man called Tim after setting up an online business to minimise the beatings that leaving the house provokes and meeting him at a netw Isolation Junction Breaking free from the isolation of emotional abuse written by Jennifer Gil is a sensitive and interesting story about an abused woman in an unhappy marriage I appreciat Writing any story that tackles emotive topics takes courage whether it be fiction or autobiographical or a mixture of both In this case the author Gilmour takes on the subject of abuse in relationships one which is often dismissed or misunderstood I commend the author for her work on bringing this into the open especially as it s my understanding it is at least in some part based on personal experience I don t think anyone should underestimate the immenseness of that and I hope this story may prove helpful to those who read it Lots of reviewers have focussed on that aspect so I thought it would be good to talk in. 100 reasons to leave 1000 reasons to stayWhen Rose married the love of her life she was expecting the perfect family Y or wrongly this is definitely a thought provoking read an eye opener that will get read an eye opener that will get uestioning and TalkingJennifer has written a Compelling and Poignant read which really highlights domestic abuse and it s effects on the whole family and friendshipsIf you are looking for a raw insider s account to domestic abuse a somewhat Pyschological Thriller that is a short sharp read then you will really enjoy Isolation JunctionThank you to Rachel Random Resources for this copy which I reviewed honestly and voluntarilyMy Review is also on my Blog Website I do not normally read books based on true stories but I wanted to take this one on when I saw the blurb I also thought that by reading and reviewing it it would bring the subject under the attention of people and maybe it would lead to less victims I cannot do a lot about it but even if it only helps one person I would be very happyThe book was sometimes a bit chaotic and in this case I think it fitted the purpose well It did not really feel like a book but like the main character Rose told the story and her life was not uite a bed of roses She was all over the place and the author reflected this wellI now it s almost unbelievable that people stay in a situation like this but on the other hand I understand it as well They were manipulated in such way that they did not see it coming and are so deep in it that they don t even seem to realize it The abus All my reviews can be found at Junction deals with a domestic abuse story that is semi autobiographical for the author therefore I can t say that I enjoyed this book It gives you an inside feel of what a woman who is g A real and raw look at emotional abuseFor anyone who is a regular visitor to my blog or a regular reader of my reviews you Jesus Calling know that I was in an emotionally abusive marriage for many years The reason I share this is because I don t want anyone to be ashamed of being a victim of abuse it is definitely not your fault Looking back really makes me cringe at everything I was willing to put up with but I did it for my family I did it for myids I did it because I didn t Ebeles Favourite know what else to do I still feel a tremendous guilt for staying as long as I did the damage it has done to my children but my hope is that in my leaving my daughter has learned to never let a man treat her that way and my sons have learned never to treat a woman that way to paraphrase Oprah you did the best that you could and when younew better you did better if just one person reads this book or reads my review and take the first steps getting out of that toxic abusive relationship then I think this author has accomplished amazing thingsThis book is very hard for me to review it is brutal and it was written from the heart Rose is trapped in a marriage to a controlling and emotionally abusive man in my opinion sometimes emotional abuse is damaging then physical abuse it is also easier to ignore and to hide because the bruises are on the inside Rose is also a mother and sometimes when the abuse is not being done to your children you are willing to put up with it it is such a vicious cycle and I truly appreciated Rose s fortitude throughout this book I really wanted her to succeed and get out of this horrible situation my one little niggle is I wish that she had done it without a man I mean Tim was fabulous but I guess I just wanted Rose to be able to get out of there on her ownThere is a very powerful story packed in this little book that I think is very important for everyone to read there is also a uiz that I found very telling as I answered many of those uestions yes A uiz that tells you if you are being emotionally abused or not Yes you don t always now the abuser is generally
manipulative and makes you feel as though most of it is your fault if the house was only cleaner the ids were only uieter if you just lost a few pounds if you hadn t cut your hair and so on and so on and so onreading this book and writing this review has been very cathartic for me I truly got a lot out of it and I hope that someone else picks it up and finds it as powerful as I have The we all understand abuse the less power it will have over anybody s life so this isn t just for abuse victims this is a book for everybody many thanks to the author and Rachel for my copy of this book. Is turned upside down and the life she'd envisioned seemed like an impossible dreamAs Darren's abuse deepens Rose has. ,very manipulative and makes you feel as though most of it is your fault if the house was only cleaner
Stead about this story in terms of well a story I immediately resonated with the character of Rose a Mother with children her priority is them She is likeable warm and hardworking and the story takes on her two sided journey the present and the past for this reason it took me a little this reason it took me a little to get into the novel written in different POVs but once I did I couldn t put it down As a reader I was willing Rose on and related to her anxiety even if from a different perspective than hers It was incredibly moving I felt fear panic relief Would she make it out safely It put me through the mill There were a few minor grammatical issues but a story this powerful with the ability to move me and leave me thinking for days afterwards will always earn five stars from me I new from reading the blurb that this book was probably not going to be the easiest of books to read A storyline to do with domestic abuse is always going to be harrowing but the author has handled it very well through outRose is someone I am sure that anyone who is going through what she is one that they can relate to She wants the best for her children which leaves her torn in staying in her marriage or making the very brave move of leaving Through Tim she gets the support she so desperately needsThe story alternates between past and present I did find this slightly confusing at times as most times there was just a break in the sentences and then it would move from past to present or the opposite I would have much preferred some sort of title or new chapter for each bit so there wasn t that moment of confusion This is probably just personal preference thoughEven though this is a work of fiction through Rose s story I think it will give other people in the same situation hope as well as nowledge of what they can do It certainly opened my eyes and was very much an interesting read 35 A Poignant ReadRounded up to 4 for and GoodreadsIsolation Junction is a raw powerful look into a young girls journey into breaking free from Domestic Abuse I can tell Jennifer is very passionate about getting the message out there about domestic abuse and violence she has done extensive research which "shines throughRose is young when she meets Den He is 10years older than her Despite her parents warnings she carries " throughRose is young when she meets Den He is 10years older than her Despite her parents warnings she carries seeing him eventually becoming his wife and mother to his childrenAt first he treats her like a princessUntil the manipulation and bullying startsRose has two young children Den has a very very short fuse and often gets angry at the childrenRose Beading on a Loom knows Den is unhinged and dangerous but she s scared He s made her 100% dependable on him She has no lifeShe fears for her lifeCan she escape Is she strong enough to escapeWill the mysteriousind hearted Tim help Rose escapeThe beginning was really good The plot was carefully set outI felt like I was literally living Rose s lifeI honestly feared for her safetyIt made me feel on edge and at times breathless with Den s calculating and manipulative bullying Not just physically but very much mentally However for me the story at times felt a little disjointed and rushedFor instance suddenly it s randomly dropped in that Rose now has a jobI would of loved to of seen her build her confidence to get a job You get a brief explanation but that s it Why is Rose now able to have a life I just couldn t get my head around itAlso her meeting The Nights of the Round Table kind hearted gentle Tim It felt rushedI m not sure whether it s because it s a shorter story but at times it felt like the current flow to the story gets fast forward as there is other bits of the story to fit in first This is why I decided on a 35 There are many sensitive subjects within the book violence bullying manipulation swearing degrading treatment sex cheating that some readers may find difficult However they are completely relevent to the theme in order to make an impactDespite my reservations about the plot I do believe Jennifer has created an unnerving and captivating story which I read in one night It was hard not to carry on reading as I was desperate tonow if Rose got her children out safelyThere are bits to the story I uestioned especially the rational thinking behind some of Rose s decisions but who am i to judge as I have never been in that situation I have no clue what I would of done in her shoesRightl. Ife she'd always dreamed of but before her first child was born her husband Darren changedAlmost overnight Rose's life. .