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21 June 2008

TO HELL AND BACK

Jay Muirhead

Published by Melrose Books

To the outside world Mark and Helen Waters have the perfect family life - but behind closed doors the reality is different.

Jealous, irrational and paranoid, Mark uses cruelty and violence to control every aspect of Helen's life, regularly punishing her for imagined crimes and betrayals.

After yet another beating puts her in hospital, Helen takes their daughter and runs, settling in a small village. It's the new life she has always craved but after a year of freedom she realises sometimes there's no escape from evil. Inspired by her own experiences, Jay Muirhead has written a chilling drama on the hell of living with domestic abuse.