Jane Phelan knows the odds. Women who leave don’t always survive.
When husband Brock’s abuse turns to physical violence, she drafts a surreptitious plan to escape. She must outsmart her suspicious husband, a DEA agent with exceptional means to find her. With the help of financial resources, Brock knows nothing about, legal services, and a dear friend, Jane inches closer to her escape to a new life.
Does she have the courage? The odds are against her.
This is a brilliant and powerful story. One I think many need to read, or even will identify with, or perhaps recognize in the protagonist a loved one or neighbor. Gerri LeClerc shines a spotlight on a silent but deadly epidemic in our suburbs and townhouses all over our nation. A prison with invisible walls, a velvet-lined cell.
With her desire to both warn and educate by the means of gripping entertainment, this tale is a beacon of hope for all whose lives have been scarred by domestic violence.
--Kathleen Marusak, Editor
"I just loved your skillful writing and couldn't put the book down. I read it in a couple of days and didn't want it to end. You were able to take a very serious and all too common crime and make it somewhat more light to read about. I enjoyed each of your characters and became a cheerleader for Jane . . . Wonderful book and writing."
--Jeanne Howrigan, RN
Once I started I couldn’t put this book down, except for necessary breaks. Gerri LeClerc introduced me to a world that is important for all of us to learn. A relationship that starts out idyllic and insidiously transforms into a nightmare. One that can happen to any of us. --Amazon review
Just when you think Gerri LeClerc’s writing cannot be more gripping, more emotionally pulling, she surpasses her past feats and presents “A Marriage to Die For.” --Amazon review
A Marriage to Die For takes place in Northern Virginia and Southport, Maine.
Something about Maine. So far in my travels, the ocean smell is the best anywhere.
Purple, any shade, is my favorite color in nature.
I would venture to say Maine has the best lobster! But a more picturesque boat than a lobster boat I haven't seen.
These three lovely women proof read A Marriage to Die For. Left to right: Diane, me, Sandy, and Joni. A lunch thank you.
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