The 15 and 16 September are two very special days for me – one is my husband’s birthday and our wedding anniversary, the other is my birthday. We were born only one day apart, in the same year!
To celebrate, I’ve asked my son to create a brand new cover for my first novel, Walls of Silence. Once again, he’s done me proud and designed a cover that’s perfect! The book is also FREE to download today and tomorrow, so grab yourself a copy!
I wrote Walls of Silence about 9 years ago, and published it in 2016. It was written during a particularly stressful period of my life, after separating from my ex-husband. Having suffered 23 years of psychological, emotional and economical abuse, I needed a safe place where I could get rid of all the emotions, pain and hurt that had built up over the years.
Walls of Silence was the result. This was the hardest book I’ve ever written, and it holds a special place in my heart. Every emotion Maria feels, every struggle, every setback she overcomes, comes from somewhere deep inside me. It’s not an easy book to read, as many people have told me, but it’s a story that needs to be told.
While this is fiction, many people are going through similar situations, or worse. Domestic abuse isn’t only physical, it comes in many forms, all equally damaging. I hope you will find the strength to read this story, and understand the plight so many people find themselves in all around the world.
Here’s the blurb:
Life is cruel at times. Even if it seems like a fairy tale.
Maria knows that the big bad wolf isn’t real. Then one day she discovers that evil does exist, with all its dark sides.
Living in the mountains of Sicily, Maria has the perfect childhood until the tragic accident that changes her life forever. The events that follow will take her away from her home town to the streets of Milan, in an ever-increasing spiral of abuse and deception. Will she ever be able to trust anyone ever again?
Set in turbulent 1960s Italy, Walls of Silence is the story of a girl who must find the courage and strength to survive her family’s betrayal and the prejudices of her country.
And finally, here’s the cover!