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Reviewed by Bil Howard for Readers' Favorite
In Jenna Brooks's October Snow, a woman who was a battered wife witnesses the death of one too many battered wives, murdered by her husband. May, Josie’s friend, dies in her arms and the moment changes Josie forever. She steels herself to putting an end to the abuse that continues to plague the women she is trying to rescue. She must do this before the same fate that took May's life catches up with them. Josie knows exactly how to make a bully wish he had never crossed her path. When Jack, her friend Samantha's abusive husband, reveals that Samantha’s baby by him is a tool for manipulating her, Josie has had just about enough. She steps in to take care of the problem. Will she rid Sammy of her problem permanently or does she have some other tricks up her sleeve to defeat the abuser?
October Snow is a brilliantly written piece that digs deep into the soul and psyche of an abused woman who has been able to set herself free from the controlling and manipulative bondage of an abuser. It digs deep into the characters involved in the struggle in such a way that the reader will feel as if they are living the nightmare themselves. The plot is expertly designed to keep the reader on the edge of their seat and turning pages in order to discover what new twist the story will take. It is a deep look into abuse, control, battering, and the struggle that women endure in order to survive. The character development is superb. This is not a story for a light-weight reader, but rather a harsh look into the reality of this horrible injustice. You will feel the terror, the anger, and the vengeance.