"My first few months of a 32-year career in law enforcement taught me to never be surprised at the horrific things people do to the ones they supposedly love. In fact, after several responses to calls of domestic violence, I became jaded, believing there were many more cases of domestic violence going unreported. So, with this jaundiced, suspicious perspective, how did I miss knowing that a dear friend, coworker, and high-performing law enforcement officer was herself a victim of domestic violence? Susan's daring, heart-wrenching story is one of strength, love, and bravery, with an appropriate ending to a horrific first marriage. With a reconstructed foundation built on faith, friends, and family, Susan shares her pain, the flawed reasoning that kept her in a damaging and demoralizing relationship, and how she found the strength to rise above it. But her book also quietly exposes how 'we'—the friends, family and coworkers of abused and abusers—can be truly blind to what goes on behind closed doors. Susan's page-turning, hopeful exposé is a testament that even law enforcement officers, highly-educated executives, and other leaders are not immune to the lies of abusers, but gives hope of freedom to those who have been held in that harrowing grip."
– Colleen McGuire, Brigadier General, US Army (Retired), Former Provost Marshal of the Army, Commander, Criminal Investigations Command, Commandant, United States Disciplinary Barracks (Federal Penitentiary)
"Sue Parisher's book is a compelling account of one woman's journey of abuse—from victim to survivor. This is an easy-to-read introduction to domestic violence based on Sue's own story. Like the title suggests, it dispels myths and is faithful to the Christian Scriptures."
– Nancy Nason-Clark, PhD, FRSC, Professor Emerita, University of New Brunswick, Director, the RAVE Project