Shocking true story of a stalker/murderer and the woman who refuses to let him go free.
When Jane Wells tried to escape from the jealous control of her abusive second husband, Michael, her life turned from a recurring nightmare, in which he terrorized and stalked her and her six-year-old daughter, into an unimaginable hell. Stonewalled by a Kentucky law that forbids pregnant women to divorce, Jane was forced to stay with Michael and submit to his vicious abuse, philandering, and beatings. After she gave birth, Jane entered a battered women's shelter, filed charges against Michael, and sued for divorce. Her first husband, her childhood love, reappeared offering his help. Foolishly thinking she was safe at last, Jane encountered a legal system biased toward her angry, vengeful husband, Michael. When a judge secretly reversed a restraining order, Michael entered Jane's house and stole her furniture. When he failed to appear at the hearing, arrest warrants were issued but Michael was never apprehended. Meanwhile, Jane could not foresee that Michael's rage, like a fuse growing shorter and shorter, would soon explode. And on a steamy day that July, he would be capable of murder.From Publishers Weekly :
Readers who can take an unrelieved diet of misery will feast on this story of a woman whose second husband shot her first husband in the presence of her two daughters. Jane married Johnny when she was in high school; after having one child, they divorced because he was a poor provider, although they still loved each other. She then wed Michael, a violent, abusive man whose every punch and kick, with little interference from the Lexington, Ky., police, is detailed here. When Johnny tried to help Jane move out, Michael killed him and received a prison term requiring him to serve only six and one-half years. Jane is now completing college. As depressing as her personal history is the picture of life in Appalachia, where every man is a king, notes the author, and every woman must marry lest she become a pariah, shunned by other women as a sexual threat. Jane now lives in the Midwest, her exact location a secret, and works with battered women. 20,000 first printing; author tour.
Copyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc.
Description du livre New Horizon Press, 1996. Hardcover. État : New. N° de réf. du libraire DADAX0882821407
Description du livre New Horizon Press, 1996. Hardcover. État : New. N° de réf. du libraire P110882821407
Description du livre New Horizon Press. Hardcover. État : New. 0882821407 New Condition. N° de réf. du libraire NEW6.0583221
Description du livre État : Brand New. Book Condition: Brand New. N° de réf. du libraire 97808828214051.0