Police Wife

The Secret Epidemic of Police Domestic Violence

Non-Fiction - Womens
276 Pages
Reviewed on 12/25/2015
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Author Biography

Winner of these international book awards (“Police Wife,” 1st edition):

- American Society of Journalists and Authors’ prestigious Arlene Book Award for Writing that Makes a Difference
- Hollywood Book Festival non-fiction book award (runner-up)
- eLit Book Awards (silver)
- INDIEFAB Book of the Year Awards (bronze)
- Next Generation Indie Book Awards (finalist)

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"EXCELLENT JOB.... An important read."
- Det. Albert Seng, PhD, Retired, Tucson Police Department, Arizona

"AMY'S STORY MIRRORS MINE IN SO MANY WAYS.... All of us associated with this profession must make it clear that domestic violence will not be tolerated in our ranks."
- Deputy Chief Dottie Davis, Retired, Fort Wayne Police Department, Indiana

"I LOVED YOUR BOOK.... This is a book that should be given to the wife or girlfriend of every single male police officer."
- Sgt. Amy Ramsay, PhD, Ontario, senior police policy analyst, former president, International Association of Women Police

"THOROUGHLY DOCUMENTED.... A MUST-READ."
-Deborah Harrison, sociologist, University of New Brunswick

"POLICE WIFE DELIVERS."
- Staff Sgt. Margaret Shorter, Retired, RCMP, president, International Association of Women Police

    Book Review

Reviewed by Rabia Tanveer for Readers' Favorite

Police Wife: The Secret Epidemic of Police Domestic Violence by Susanna Hope and Alex Roslin is a non-fiction book that condemns police domestic abuse and shows the horrors that police wives have to live every day. The book leaves nothing out; it tells every gruesome and often too hard to read detail from the lives of these families that are controlled and abused by the “saviors” of our community. One can always sympathize with police officers because they have to face some very harsh situations, but this book tells us that most of the time such police officers do not deserve our sympathy.

Nowhere in the book does the author say that all police officers are wrong. In fact, it only focuses on the small percentage of police officers who resort to domestic violence and alcoholism. The book is simply informing readers of what happens in the lives of such people. I really appreciated that because law enforcement plays a vital role in our daily lives, and if these men are not able to protect their own families, how can they protect us and our families?

Kudos to Alex Roslin for writing this book in a way that makes us appreciate our families more and kudos to Susanna Hope for coming forward and have the courage to talk about her abusive life. Women like her deserve a gold medal for not only surviving, but having the courage to come forward and warn other women as well.