Safe House by Shannon Symonds is not an easy book to read, but it is impossible to forget. It deals with the difficult subject of domestic abuse. If anyone has ever wondered why an abused spouse doesn't just leave, this story will answer that question. An abused spouse is usually penniless and worries about how and where she'll live if she leaves or worries about her or her children's safety if she leaves and becomes homeless. Shattered self-esteem is another factor. This book also points out how to find help. It's also a great story.
By Jennie Hansen · August 9, 2017ldsmag.com/lds-fiction-safe-house/
5.0 out of 5 starsYou'll want more!
ByDustin Trinhon July 1, 2017
Finished this book in two days but could have easily finished in one. Safe House kept me engaged the whole time and kept me wanting more. I never could understand why people stay with abusers but this book explains a side we don't get to see. I found myself smiling during the book because you could see the hope between the trials of the victims lives. Great read!
5.0 out of 5 starsI didn't move until I'd gotten everyone home safe.
ByKristi Johnson-Jameson June 25, 2017
I read this book in one evening. I genuinely had empathy for many of the characters, and simply had to see them home. Domestic abuse is a complicated topic, but this book truly humanized the victims. No longer will you be asking yourself,"Why don't they just leave?"
From the Author
After working for 15 years as an Advocate and authoring articles, I felt it was time to write a fiction and share the experience of my work along side law enforcement, survivors unseen strengths and at the same time sweep the reader away with a pacific storm, a romantic hero and hope for new beginnings. I live in a small seaside town where I ride my bike to work, write, run and paint. I believe the word can be changed one heart at a time and even small acts can make a difference.