"Strange Fits of Passion" by Anita Shreve:
Everyone believes that Maureen and Harrold English, two successful New York City journalists, have a happy, stable marriage. It's the early '70s and no one discusses or even suspects domestic abuse. But after Maureen suffers another brutal beating, she flees with her infant daughter to a coastal town in Maine. The weeks pass slowly, and just as Maureen settles into her new life and new identity, Harrold reappears, bringing the story to a violent, unforgettable climax. A labyrinth of a tale with an ingenious structure, Strange Fits of Passion is also a powerful portrait of truth and deception. (Summary courtesy of AnitaShreve.com.)
I love Anita Shreve and she always writes a relatable character. This particular story is about an abused woman who has had enough. I really connected with this book in so many ways and in turn it helped me heal a bit as well. I’ll never forget reading it.
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