Autumn Sky by Helen Pryke was brought to my attention after we connected last month. I read it in one sitting and of course I was intrigued to read it because of the link we both share which is that of domestic abuse. I have given a short and to the point review which you can read below along with an announcement.

Autumn Sky is FREE to read on Amazon Kindle.

About Autumn Sky

The day Julia’s best friend Becky gives her a magazine article to read, her whole world falls apart. After years of emotional and psychological abuse, is Julia ready to face the truth about her perfect marriage to Simon or will she continue to hide her head in the sand? Autumn Sky is a short story of 7,000 words. It includes an excerpt of Walls of Silence, Helen Pryke’s debut novel.

My review

What a powerful short story that makes an impact. Helen has done a fantastic job on portraying the anxiety of a victim and I have to say I particularly valued how she has brought some of the facts of domestic abuse through a magazine article in the book. It is a challenging job to educate through fiction when you are using it as a piece of entertainment and Helen has done this exceptionally well. I wanted to read more and find out what happened further, I was kept intrigued and I related to the victim.
Thank you Helen for this short piece which I am sure will help those who are in abusive relationships realise they are worth more and that it’s unacceptable behaviour.
A must read.

Announcement

I am delighted to announce that Helen will be featured in Clipped Wings with her own story. Helen has been a great support since we connected just a few weeks ago. I hope you look forward to reading her own account.

See my Facebook page for the dedicated online event for the launch of Clipped Wings.

 

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4 Comments

  1. Katie

    I must head off to Amazon for a read.

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    • jenniferlauragilmour

      I hope you enjoy it Katie.

      Reply
  2. Viola

    Sensitive and thoughtful review about a moving story from Helen. I will ne buying both of Helen’s books on the back of your review as I am already a fan of your writing; hence trust your judgment on this subject

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    • jenniferlauragilmour

      Thank you so much Viola, what lovely feedback. I hope you enjoy Helen’s short story.

      Reply

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