Check out the book, Isolation Junction by Jennifer Gilmour via the Portobello Book blog
Isolation Junction is a fictional tale inspired by the author’s own experiences blended with other women’s experiences of emotionally abusive relationships. The story is told in two timescales. Rose has escaped from an emotionally and physically abusive marriage and, with the help of new partner Tim, is trying to build herself a new life for herself while working her way through the court system to keep her children safe. Through her memories, we also see just how trapped and controlled she was in her marriage to Darren.
This was quite a disturbing book to read not least because it is based on true experiences. I felt so sad to think that women are trapped in these kind of relationships and can feel so helpless to change their situations. It is almost impossible to believe the lack of help which abused women can access when even the court systems can seem…
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