Kill him or disappear: this was the choice police, private detectives, prosecutors and even a judge proposed to Ellen Singer when available legal measures failed to deter her abusive husband. After 6 years of searching for a safe solution, she faced a dilemma: how to save herself and her 2 daughters from an obsessive, violent, cyberstalking man. Wherever they went, he appeared to be able to track their every move. The courts had failed to protect them. The police had done what they could. How could they ever be free from him? Life seemed good for Ellen when she graduated from college. She had a steady boyfriend, a flourishing career and great prospects. All that changed when she married Roger. Behind the happy facade of a 4-bedroom house and expensive cars was a world of rage and madness and abuse. With the arrival of her 2 daughters, Ellen found herself totally dominated by her controlling, sadistic husband. The abuse escalated until she found the strength to flee in desperation to a shelter with her children. Quicksand takes us behind closed doors and into the terrifying experience of spousal abuse and the dangers faced by those who try to escape. The story is all too familiar -- overloaded courts, lawyers who act unethically, judges who are quick to judge, counselors who fail to counsel. Incorporating 7 years of research with legislators, psychologists, police, prosecutors and battered women, it is at once a personal story and a plea for all women and children who remain under threat. Marked by courage, humor and a will to survive, Quicksand argues eloquently for the rights of battered families and shows us that terror can be faced and overcome. Quicksand inspired the film, Run For Your Life, starring Amy Smart. The NO MORE Campaign, lead by the Joyful Heart Foundation & directed by Mariska Hargitay, partnered w/ Lifetime to air the film in support of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. All proceeds go toward helping survivors of domestic violence.
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Book Description HarperCollins, 2001. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110002000644
Book Description HarperCollins, 2001. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0002000644