The Man Behind Closed Doors by Maria Frankland…..Domestic Abuse @RandomThingsTours@Anne Cater


What could be so bad that a six-year-old stops talking?
Domestic violence isn’t only perpetrated by men. Ask Paul Jackson who is on remand, accused of stabbing his wife, Michelle. As he reveals his reality behind their troubled marriage, it seems that only his six-year-old knows what really happened. But she’s trapped in her own world of silence


This is a book about domestic violence. Domestic violence is always perpetrated by men against women right.


This is not always the case, women can abuse men, sometimes even worse. Is it because it is the thing you expect least. A man is usually physically stronger and can stand up to anything a woman can push his way. Again wrong!

Maria has written a tale that highlights the fact that abuse is abuse. We are all human after all.

Paul’s caught in a trap that many victims of abuse find themselves in. Trying to appease, leave or stay. He is also fearful for his young daughter. Will he do any of these things or will he simply snap.

This is a book about love gone sour, the fragility of human beings and are we conditioned to act the way we do or is there no excuse.

This a book that makes the reader think and say to themselves, there but for the grace of God go I! An enjoyable and thoughtful book. The story is good and the prose crisp and moves the story along at a pace. I urge you to read it.



Maria Frankland’s life began at 40 when she escaped an unhappy marriage and began making a living from her own writing and becoming a teacher of creative writing.

The rich tapestry of life with all its turbulent times has enabled her to pour experience, angst and lessons learned into the writing of her novels and poetry.

She recognises that the darkest places can exist within family relationships and this is reflected in the domestic thrillers she writes.

She is a ‘born ‘n’ bred’ Yorkshirewoman, a mother of two and has recently found her own ‘happy ever after’ after marrying again.

Still in her forties, she is now going to dedicate the rest of her working life to writing books and inspiring other writers to also achieve their dreams too!

Twitter @writermaria_f

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