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24 May 2010

Book Tour & Review: Returning Injury by Becky Due

Title: Returning Injury
Author: Becky Due
Publisher: Due Publications
Publication Date: March 18, 2010
Paperback: 195 pages
ISBN: 978-0974621234
Genre: Suspense


About the Book:

Rebecca’s life just keeps getting better. With Jack away on business, she’s looking forward to four days alone to work on her new client’s PR campaign to help women take back their lives. But her past intrudes. Roy, the man who stalked and assaulted her years before, has been released from prison. Home alone in her big, beautiful house out in the country, Rebecca has to learn to take back her own life while facing her fears and regaining her strength. But will she be strong enough when she faces the ultimate test?

My Review:

Returning Injury by Becky Due shows how far a woman, in this instance the protagonist, Rebecca is willing to go to be safe. Rebecca is a strong woman who has dealt with and to some extent is still dealing with her past. When Rebecca lived in Cheyenne, Roy Smythson could not get over her and he stalked her, went through her personal belongings, correspondence, as well as her garbage until one day he attacked her. Rebecca manages to get away and call for help. Rebecca now owns her own PR firm and her client Angela is an advocate for women and children, which opens up a wide avenue of topics. Due handles several intense issues in her book Returning Injury and handles the topics deftly and with strong women, especially Rebecca. This book may be a rather emotional read for anyone who has suffered abuse, thankfully I have never been in such a situation, however, I learned a lot from the book and hope others will as well. Returning Injury keeps the reader deeply engaged since it is not a light read and one that makes the reader take stock of their surroundings and their life. I personally believe women as well as men, could get something out of this book and firmly believe Returning Injury would make for an absolutely fantastic discussion group book, as there are so many deep issues to be discussed.

About the Author:

Becky Due, like the main characters of her novels, spent many years running from herself, looking for love, crying a little and laughing a lot along the journey of finding herself. Through writing, Due found her passion. She is the author of several books and is currently working on her next novel.

Happily married she and Scott live in Colorado, Florida and Alberta, Canada with their two “kids” Buddy the Cat and Shorty the Pug.

Becky has been a guest on national radio programs and has been the subject of numerous newspaper and national magazine articles for empowering women through her novels. She has served as a guest speaker at Women’s Resource Centers, Shelters, Colleges and High Schools within the United States. Becky has had extensive training at Victim Services, worked the 24-Hour Sexual Assault Crisis-Line and was a Victim’s Advocate where she offered one-on-one assistance and support to rape victims. In 2007, Becky started, Women Going Forward, the first national women’s telephone support group, which ran for almost two years. After receiving much recognition for her novels, Becky’s focus turned back to her writing and empowering women through her novels.

To learn more about Becky Due please visit her website.

Becky Due’s RETURNING INJURY VIRTUAL BLOG TOUR ‘10 officially began on May 3 and ends on June 25 2010. You can visit Becky’s blog stops at www.virtualbooktours.wordpress.comduring the months of May and June to find out more about this great book and talented author!

I received a complimentary copy of Returning Injury by Becky Due from Pump Up Your Book Promotion as part of the tour. Receiving a copy in no way reflected my review of aforementioned novel.




JP - The Mistress of Corgi Manor said...

this sensitive subject matter could be a difficult, emotional read for many. but if well written, very satisfying.

Jennifer Perry

Allison said...

Great review..I am going to have to add this one to my TBR list!! You have a nice blog too!


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Elizabeth said...

I recently read Backseat Saints, which is also about abuse, and found it disturbing, as this seems to be. I like that Rebecca has built a new life and is fighting back.