Old Story New Read: Fractured Tears: A Struggle for Justice by Amy Shannon
#OSNR is Old Story New Read is a new set of promotions for my book that I wrote and have published years ago, but to gain new readership. I'm introducing my "old" stories to new readers, and hope that other authors will follow the same.
Anna Coleman gave her husband one more chance for them to work on fixing what was wrong with their marriage. Ted Coleman used that chance to try to kill her. Anna didn’t give up or give in, she fought to survive, and she fought for justice, as it became a personal struggle. All she wanted was for the justice system to properly punish Ted for what he did to her, and it took a lot of strength, perseverance, and support.
Read how Anna struggles to fight for justice, and deal with her personal issues from having been betrayed and abused by her husband of 13 years.
This is a fictionalized version of the real life events of the Author.
Warning: This book contains scenes of domestic violence and may trigger PTSD or not be for some readers.
Excerpt: "May I sit down?" "I guess,"Anna shrugged again, still not looking at the woman. "I came here to talk with you," Talia said. "What are you looking at?" "I'm trying to remember," she sighed. "You don't remember what happened?" Anna turned abruptly toward the woman, her appearance caught Talia by surprise. Anna's swollen face was completely covered in shades of blue, purple, black, and red, with a slight yellowing around her throat. "I remember that! I'm trying to remember what I looked like yesterday morning," she gulped heavily. "I'm sorry,"Talia sighed. "Are you even supposed to be out of bed?" "I slid over to look out the window." Anna scooted herself from the chair over to the bed.She lifted her legs with her hands as she lay them on the bed. "Why are you here?" "As I said, I'm the social worker. I'm here to talk to you. You are probably feeling ashamed ..." she began her default social worker speech. Anna put herhand up, "Uh, stop. You don't know how I'm feeling." Talia patted Anna's hand. "Have you even cried yet?" her tone emitted pity, which annoyed Anna. "I must say that I'm in a lot of pain, where I can actually feel, but no, I haven't cried.Why should I? It wasn't my fault." "It wasn't?" Talia raised an eyebrow.
Anna Coleman Ted Coleman Randy Long Anna-Marie Maura Newton Earl Retting Detective Smythe Edward Smith