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Control Freak

Sean McGlynn

Josephine was a typical young woman looking for something to spice up her life, adventure, excitement, love? But that meant finding that special someone. She did, she found him in John. Not on a dating site, not on social media, not on the internet. She found him in the personal ads in her local newspaper. But then it doesn't matter how you find someone, it just matters that you do. He was the perfect gentleman, the perfect friend, the perfect partner. How could it get any better? Well, it did. He proposed and she accepted. They were married.
And that's when it all changed. When John changed. John didn't use his fists, didn't use physical violence to exert his control. He used mind games and the ever-underlying threat of what he might do. Josephine was trapped, as many women are, not by bars or locks but by uncertainty. Uncertainty about what would happen if she stayed, or what might happen if she tried to leave. Is there a way out? How do you put an end to an abusive relationship? And stay alive?
This is Josephine's story.

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They say write from experience. So I have. Having been on this earth for over sixty years, having been married to the same person for over forty of them, and having practised law for thirty, I have had plenty to draw upon.

I used to think, growing up in Donegal in the north west of Ireland, that nothing ever happened, or at least nothing out of the ordinary. I learned very quickly, in the course of my law practice, that everything happens everywhere. Good things and bad things. People are people, wherever in the world, with the same feelings and emotions, the same wants and needs. A good book has to have a good story and all good stories are passed on, at least initially, by word of mouth. And so in my writing I try to tell the story through the mouths and minds of the characters. Hence there is a lot of dialogue. My first book, Control Freak, is a work of fiction, but like all good fiction, has its basis in reality. What it depicts has happened, does happen, and sadly, will continue to happen. And not just to the few, but to many. Please read and enjoy it.