J. M. Northup A Prisoner Within

ISBN 13: 9781494985585

A Prisoner Within

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Would you defend yourself if someone attacked you? Would you kill them? What if you knew they’d stop at nothing to kill you? Would you kill them then? What if that someone was your own mother? Would that make a difference; should it? Tiffany is a seventeen year old girl who’s caught in a battle for existence. As Tiffany tries to claim rights to her own life and mind, her abusive mother struggles to maintain control. Pouring her hatred for the world onto her daughter, Tiffany suffers under her mother’s guise of concern as her mother convinces everyone that Tiffany’s wounds are self-inflicted. Fighting to prove she's not mentally unstable and seeking escape from her mother’s tyranny, Tiffany must make the ultimate choice as to who lives and who dies. Is her redemption and vindication worth the price of her soul?

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From the Author:

My youngest daughter prefers to read books with a darker content.  She asked me to write a book that would appeal to that genre style.  A PRISONER WITHIN is the result of that request!
I wanted to have a believable story that would give a new perspective to "monsters" and "horror."  When I thought about how I personally would define those two words, I knew I had my story.  There's nothing more terrifying to me than the sinister side of human nature and the potential abuse that we can inflict.
Some of my favorite excerpts from the book are:

  • My step-dad's rendition of events was uncontested even by me and therefore, it became our truth.  Truth I'd never be able to prove or change; truth that protected him from suspicion and penalty.  Truth that I now knew was a lie.
  • "She's erasing me bit by bit and it's painfully obvious that no one can stop her."
  • Worse, there was that part of me that thought if I was already being accused of it and punished for it, then I should just do it. Of course, I didn't want to be that person.  Did I?
  • As I lay in the late hours of night or perhaps the wee hours of morning, I felt content.  I'd been right to keep faith and trust when I had no reason to.  I didn't expect any grand gestures or magical solutions to things, but my hope was fueled.  

About the Author:

J.M. Northup is a native Minnesotan who now resides in east Texas with her family.  She has a background in aviation (civil, commercial, & military), nursing, and administrative work.  She attended college at the U of M-Twin Cities, Inver Hills CC, and the Community College of the Air Force.J.M. Northup enjoys reading, writing, movies/television, and going for walks.  Her favorite genre is historical fiction and her favorite author is Kathleen O'Neal Gear.  She is a fan of the sitcom "The Big Bang Theory", History Channel's "Vikings," and all things cats!

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