Saturday, May 24, 2014

[Pat's Review]: "Whether I'll Live or Die"

Whether I'll Live or Die by Stacy Eaton
Publisher: Nitewolf Novels (July 1, 2012) 
Genre: Romantic Suspense

“It sounded so simple in theory; ready... aim... fire... but what actually transpired was so much more.”

Officer Nicole Nolan holds the gun steady in her hands, knowing that life will be forever altered once she pulls the trigger. Her position as a small town police officer is to protect those who cannot protect themselves. It is her job, her career and her life.

Amanda stands where protection does not exist. With several failed relationships behind her, Amanda turns a blind eye to the possessiveness Josh displays in order to sooth her desperate need to be loved. As the mental abuse turns violent, Amanda must deal with the denial and embarrassment of being a victim once again. With her emotional and physical health siting on the edge, she must fight to regain control of her life.

A gripping story with one final destination, but will it be life or death?

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Reviews of Eaton's Previous Books:

My Blood Runs Blue (#1) -- Pat

Pat's Review:

This third novel by Stacy Eaton has received excellent reviews. Many use the words, "compelling," "gripping," and "heart wrenching." They are all very good descriptions of this novel. I can only say this book grabbed my heart from page one.

First we meet Amanda, an attractive young woman, with a good job, a best friend named Angela, and what seems at first glance to be a normal, happy life. She is drawn into a relationship with a very attractive man, who seemingly has the same interests, and cares for her. As the relationship continues, small things creep in to make her uncomfortable. He is verbally abusive and belittling, which escalates to physical abuse. Amanda leaves. She is protected by a friend from the gym she goes to, and their relationship moves to sex, and living together. This relationship spirals down the same sad road of abuse, ending with a decision that breaks Amanda's heart, and her spirit. She leaves again.

Next we meet Nicole, a recent graduate of the Police Academy, in a small town in Pennsylvania. Nicole sees a bright future, she has many friends, and a thirst for justice. We follow her as she grows into a respected officer in the community, and with her fellow police officers. She finds love and security with Colton, an officer in another division. These two women come together in a startling conclusion.

Ms. Eaton has brought the sadness of abuse in our society to us, in a fictionalized version , following two different women who seem to have no connection. The abuse to women, men, children and even innocent animals is not fiction.

Thank you Ms. Eaton for this excellent story of a very heartbreaking fact of life.


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Pat received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for her honest opinion.

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Anna@herding cats&burning soup said...

Whew sounds like a powerful one Pat! Love when a book grabs me like that right from the start :)

Pat Egan Fordyce said...

Powerful is a good word for it! Thanks Anna!

Stacy Eaton said...

I'm glad I was able to get the feelings and emotions across you could feel it while you read it!