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The book was superb, the insight unsettling and gift to the human spirit, priceless. I hope that your experience through your book can and will be used as a textbook for frightened and battered women, as well as men and children who have been subjected to similar events.
Jim Davis

"Started reading this the other night and I'm having a hard time putting it down. Great story of one amazing woman's triumph and empowerment after a brutal rape that was solved 20 years later. This book empowers women everywhere! Being a victim gives power to the criminal! This woman is no victim!" Shirli L

"Your story shows that the promises do come true .Thank you from my soul for writing it. Your story will help others through their own recovery." Paul K.

"Yes, I am so glad it was solved!!!! The book gives hope to others that have been in the same situation." Ellie M.

"I couldn't put it down! I'm still trying to process my thoughts and feelings - my head is spinning! "wow." Jackie W.

From the Author

For twenty-one years, I believed the man who raped me in my home in 1988 would remain a mystery. I never saw his face. There was not much evidence. Over the years, no one was arrested or charged with committing the crime. It didn't take long for me to believe that no one would ever be arrested. 

I wrote this story for all rape and sexual assault victims in the hope that the importance of reporting the crime is made clear. As survivors, we hold the key, the power, to stop rapists by reporting the crime and seeing it through to conviction. Nearly 70% of all rapes go unreported. We CAN make a difference. 

William Joseph Trice was free to continue his life of abuse and sexual assault for 21 years. He was arrested numerous times. He spent several months in jail for indecent exposure to a minor. It was not until after conviction in 2010 that he was linked to 2 more victims bringing the total of known victims to 4. Only he knew how many women should have their day in court.

I hope those who have a similar story, but have lost faith, will
once again believe that good does eventually triumph over evil and not give up
hope. This book is for those who have lost the ability to believe in themselves and the kindness of others, who doubt they are strong enough to reassemble their lives after a horrible encounter, and for those who have forgotten it's okay to stumble, forgive yourself, and get back to living.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 528 pages
  • Publisher: Current Tome Publishing (November 6, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0615562477
  • ISBN-13: 978-0615562476
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 1.2 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #448,030 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

2013 ELit Bronze Medal Winner/True Crime!
Arlington, Virginia fabric artist, photographer and writer is the author of 'One Voice Raised: A Triumph Over Rape'.

"Look at me and I'll kill you!" were the words Jennifer heard that night. She was unable to identify her attacker and so begins a 21 year search. This true story starts in 1988. Chief Investigator, David Cordle, Sr. writes about his early involvement in solving Jennifer's case and how he was finally able in 2009 to identify serial rapist William Joseph Trice. Since publication of One Voice Raised, 2 more cold cases have been linked to Trice, making 4 known far.

"No matter where life takes me, I seem to always have a camera in hand.
I am an artist who loves to work in fabric, machine embroidery, photography and occasionally words.
Inspired by color, texture and the unexpected discoveries in the world around me, I hope to bring my vision of the world to life through my art."

Jennifer released her first children's book in August 2013. Wally and Petey, Sock Monkey Brothers is available on Amazon in paperback. Jennifer made the monkeys, photographed and wrote this delightful story.

You can see my fabric art creations and purchase my unique machine embroidery designs when you visit Art Gifts Etc.

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Roso on May 31, 2012
Format: Kindle Edition
Jennifer lives the nightmare that all women dread. She was attacked and raped. Terrified, because she has seen her attacker's face, she still reports the rape. It takes almost 20 years before a suspect is found. In that time she must learn to live again, to trust again and yes, to love again.

Terrifying. Should be required reading for all women AND men.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By S. Lange on August 22, 2013
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I cannot really understand the feelings and aftermath of such a violent crime. Jennifer is brave, forthright, and as fine a roll model of survival as one could find. This is a compelling story, and yes, it is exhaustive in detail and sometimes repetitive, but it tells a complete story that needs telling. It is not written to be a thriller, it is not pulp fiction; it is a twenty year legal and emotional battle fought daily, and without much hope. Yet she triumphs in spirit and finds resolution. The lesson learned for me is to never give up, continue to live your best life, and encourage anyone faced with this horrible ordeal to report the crime. Fight back. Thank you, Jennifer, for the good fight, and allowing us to follow your journey.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Marnie Hansen on January 29, 2012
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Over 20 years ago my good friend was raped, in her home, by an unknown assailant. This traumatized me. I was numb. We rented a home together after this happend. I saw, I felt what it did to her, to me. I remember sharing what happened to another very good friend of mine, only to have her go white and admit she had been raped while traveling that same summer. I couldn't believe that out of less tha...n a handfull of close girlfriends, an atrocity of this magnitude had happened to them. And this IS an atrocity. I took polls for awhile...people, this happens more than we talk about...whether in childhood, whether through date rape drugs, I haven't the desire to relay story after story and the untold stories that were simply shown by a raising of the hand, no matter how hesitant that hand was slightly raised.
My girlfriend has written a book. The rapist, the serial rapist, was caught 20 years after his attack, through cold case investigation. I sat in on that trial. This is a story that weaves itself through the last 20+ years of my life. It is Jennifer's, but it is also mine...
This book is now published, it became available, ironically at the same time the Penn State scandal broke open. Ironic because: The name of the book is "One Voice Raised: A Truimph over Rape"
Read it. It's time. On a deep level, this book will energetically create a template for change. Change that allows all of us to Speak Up.
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9 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Azure on February 23, 2012
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I have just finished reading this overly long book.(no spoilers here) Don't get me wrong, I love a long story but this one was dragged out. The story was about a cold case that got reactivated which was a fantstic thing in itself. At the beginning of the ebook I found the writing very good. However, the more I read the more I got a tad bored with the story. Probably not a nice thing to say about a lady that was raped. However, I really feel the book was overly long. The main author (Jennifer Wheatley Rolf) included many emails to her friends which I found boring to read and eventually skimmed over a lot of them. Too many day to day details which were not relevant to her story (IMO). Jennifer would tell her side of the story then we heard the same thing repeated by her legal people. A lot of doubling up. Maybe it was used as padding for the book, ditto for all the many emails. Virtually the whole transcript of the court proceedings were included also. Finally, I reached the end and rated the book only 3 stars. Jennifer lost two stars because of the length and things that got repeated too often. There was also some formatting problems, but I got used to those (there were many!) Jennifer obviously took a lot of time to write the book, I just wish she had excluded a lot of stuff that was tiresome to the reader. How many times did we hear about a relevant teeshirt? It went on and on. However, despite the lack of an editor the story itself was an interesting subject to read about. I just wish Jennifer had made it about a third shorter in length.
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Kaelyn Davis on January 5, 2012
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There are so many things in this world, important things, that nobody likes to talk about. It is uncomfortable, awkward, an unpleasant experience by any count. Does that mean that we shouldn't talk about them? Do we really think that silence is capable of erasing truth? No. And no. Einstein once said that insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. Isn't that exactly the case with rape? Haven't men been violating women since the dawn of time? Haven't the victims been shamed into silence, made to feel like they "asked for it" with their behavior or style of dress? One in four women report rape or other sexual offenses because they are afraid of what other people will think of them, of the retribution that defense lawyers, the general public, their friends and family, even strangers, will direct at them. This isn't right. It's time to turn the tables. It's time for women to stand up and say "There is no excuse for what you did to me. You had no right. I have every right to demand justice." Jennifer Wheatley-Wolf stood up and demanded that right.

In the early morning of August 21, 1988, an unidentified man attacked Jennifer Wheatley in what she thought of as the "safety" of her own home. He wrapped something around her throat, forced back her head, and shoved a gag into her mouth, dislocating her jaw in the process. Finally releasing his hold on her neck, he proceeded to rape her, never once allowing him to see her face. He left very few clues to his identity, which made it seem as though he had done it before. But he left his DNA inside her, and two fingerprints on a candle by her bed. In 1988, technology wasn't advanced enough for these two vital pieces of evidence to be of much help. She had never seen her assailant's face.
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