Regaining Power: Claire Christensen is like many young professional women today. She has a degree, a home, a job, and a husband. She finds solace in physical darkness that is a metaphor of her last three years. She wonders how long the darkness will continue. (Half of Author Profits will go towards The National Domestic Violence Hotline.) -Goodreads Synopsis
Regaining Power Review
Its hard to adequately review a book like this. Regaining Power is about a young, professional woman who has suffered through long-term domestic violence. She’s that ‘every day’ female that ‘no one ever expected’ was being abused, as you hear about all too often.
I have never been a victim of domestic violence. I can’t imagine what it must do to someone’s head to suffer through that cycle of abuse not just once, but several times over a period of years. Brinker writes about the situation in a way, though, that seems completely believable to me.
Unfortunately, the message (you are not alone) is stronger than the story. Regaining Power by Aaron Brinker reads somewhat stilted. The wording doesn’t allow the story to flow easily as events develop. Everything is very clearly and straightforwardly stated, and in this case, that actually works against it to an extent. It is still a good read, and the emotional impact that the story has is very strong. It could just be a bit better with some working over to smooth out the rough edges.