The Journey – a Review

This book is not for the faint of heart. It is about a woman who is deceived by her boyfriend about his true nature, goes on to move to a different state with him, and then discovers what he is truly like.

the-journeyKatherine Rutherford Barrett had a good life. Her husband had died while overseas with the military, but her parents had rescued her from a life without hope or money. And she was pregnant.

With the help of her parents, she raised her little girl. Then tragedy struck, and she lost her parents. Now she was definitely a single mom and vowed that neither she nor her daughter needed a man in their lives. And that wasn’t a problem until Chuck came along.

She doesn’t heed her inner voice that tells her she doesn’t need him. He woos her until she gives in and agrees to move with him to another state where his family lives. That is a decision she soon regrets.

Now the man she fell in love with has changed and is no longer so sweet and loving. Now he is a monster who beats her and treats her like trash. For her safety and for the safety of her daughter, she must find a way of escape.

It almost felt wrong that I enjoyed this book as much as I did. What Chuck did to Katherine was awful and so wrong. I didn’t read it to see what she suffered at his hands though. I read it to see how her terror turned to courage and how she escaped the cruel, uncaring monster he had become. All too often, abuse like or similar to what the author has written about in this book is true for many women.

I was sent a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. If you would your own copy, I’ve provided an Amazon link below.

Amazon Link: The Journey

Recommended Articles:
Crescent City – a Review
Chariss K. Walker Interview – Alec Winters, New Orleans, and Self-Publishing
My Kindle Oasis – a Review

imagination, pixabayFavorite Sentences:
Nearly 650 miles away from all that they’d known for most of their lives, she blindly followed the man she loved to a new life.

The once courteous and friendly man, who pursued her with humor, kindness, and flowers, was now a sadistic monster.

She felt like a fox ready to chew her own foot off to escape the death trap.

chariss-k-walkerAbout the Author:
Chariss K. Walker writes both fiction and nonfiction books with a spiritual component. Her fiction expresses a visionary/metaphysical message that illustrates growth in a character’s consciousness utilizing a paranormal aspect. Her nonfiction books share insight, hope, and inspiration. Even though Chariss writes dark fiction about insanely dark topics, such as sexual abuse, incest, pedophilia, sexual assault, and other inappropriate dinner conversation, there is always an essential question of the abstract nature that gives a reader increasing awareness and perception. All of her books are sold worldwide in eBook, paperback, and many are in large print. Chariss currently lives in Amarillo, Texas. You can learn more about her at

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *