"You knew what happened, but you weren't slapped in the face with it. That is a skill that most writers don't have. They need that description to grab you and make you listen...and that is what makes Marie's writing style so much different than the normal NYT's Top selling authors and so much better." ~ Michelle, Goodreads reviewer
down !! " 5 Suspenseful Stars ~ Julie's Book Review Blog 1/30/2014
"'Three Rules' just crawls in under your skin and will take ahold of your imagination in a way you don't think is possible." 5 *s ~ Karen Matthews, Goodreads Reviewer
"Drake..seems to have a real knack for this intense, psychological thriller/mystery genre..believable characters and an unpredictable plot that was disturbing, yet strangely addictive." 5 *s ~ Stacy Decker, Goodreads Reviewer
"Marie Drake writes with such force and the perfect amount of descriptions that really paint the scene and you feel like you are in Hope's shoes." 4 *s ~ Claire, Goodreads Reviewer
From the Author
Animportant personal note-
Mybook is not MIS Lit.
Iam a survivor of abuse. It changed me. I closed myself off. Itchanged the way I saw myself. It changed the way I thought others sawme. It changed my outlook on the whole world. It changed the way Ilet people treat me, and had a snowball effect on my life. I marriedan abusive man. I divorced an abusive man. I finally broke the cycle.I struggled to write this book, and express my own emotions as I feltthe main character would feel. I didn't want to beat readers over thehead with the abuse or give extreme details that would be too harsh.It was written with sincere respect and sensitivity for the readerwhile trying to convey the honest and realistic feelings of an abusesurvivor. From the reviews I have received, I think I accomplishedthat goal. There are no gory detailed scenes. You will not besubjected to graphic abuse. Nobody wants to endure that.
Mostof all, I wanted to express how important it is to encourage thediscussion of abuse. In my book, as in my life, silence was theenemy.
ThreeRules was written as fiction in order to make it an enjoyable read,but much of the thought processes, feelings and reactions are real.