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Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite
The Trinity Knot: Releasing the Knot of Silence by DonnaLee Overly is the story of Gabriella, who belongs to the wealthy King family. Gaby is sexually abused by her tennis coach, Brett, one day at the club and he jerks the chain her mother had gifted her from her neck and puts it into his pocket. Gaby is a beautiful woman and she wonders why Brett chose her as the recipient of his sexual aggression. She keeps wondering if she should complain about him to the club or report the incident to the police. As the story progresses, readers are exposed to themes of tennis, art, ranches, wealth, and sexual assault. Will Gabriella’s outrageous start to the relationship with Brett have a happy ending?
It is a story about love, trust, redemption, and healing, and the challenges contemporary women face. Gabriella’s portrayal is real and tangible; her emotions, compassionate voice, and feelings of helplessness have been expressed well by the author. Brett’s character, on the other hand, reflects promiscuity, arrogance, and overconfidence. Brett realizes his need to handle his past demons instead of trying to evade them so that he can change from the monster he has become. The rest of the characters in the story complement these two characters and the plot very well. I like the significance of the title and how it works for the plot. The story is simple, yet has twists and turns, and the author’s way of expressing gives it a good pace and movement. Both the characters and their need to heal, find love, and learn to trust have been knitted in through the plot with expertise.