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.
"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.