This was my first K.L. Slater book. I see now she has written quite a few others. I will be reading more of hers. She describes the mindset of an abused wife extremely well! As well as the love a mother has for her children and how far she will go to protect them. This story could be true. I do not doubt it has happened, which is what makes it such a good book, as I love true crime stories. As they beat the truth is often more strange than fiction!