Black and Blue

Black and Blue

A Novel

eBook - 2010
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A nurse escapes her abusive husband, a New York policeman, taking their son with her to Florida. She assumes a new identity and even finds romance, but there is a price, the 10-year-old boy misses his father and she lives in constant fear the father will find them, which he does. The novel analyzes why abused women wait so long to make their break.
Publisher: New York : Random House Trade Paperbacks, 2010, c1998.
ISBN: 9780307767851
030776785X
Characteristics: 1 online resource (240 p.)
Summary: A nurse escapes her abusive husband, a New York policeman, taking their son with her to Florida. She assumes a new identity and even finds romance, but there is a price, the 10-year-old boy misses his father and she lives in constant fear the father will find them, which he does. The novel analyzes why abused women wait so long to make their break.

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CRRL_MegRaymond Jul 25, 2017

Fran fell in love at nineteen. Her marriage was passionate, in both good ways and bad. When her dream life becomes a nightmare, she has to start over.

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dtaneeta
May 03, 2013

This is a powerful, evocative book, with strong characters and a thorough background. But UGH! That ending!

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ManieK
Dec 13, 2012

Love the book and the movie, just wish that it ended better and the outcome was better. Great read, one that you don't put down til your fully done. It's real and raw, so prepare yourself. Have tissues on hand when reading this book.

jdaigle3 Nov 26, 2012

An engrossing read! I couldn't seem to put it down despite the lack of surprises in the plot and I rooted for Fran/Beth and her son Robert the whole way through.

Fair warning though: it is a fairly graphic protrayal of spousal abuse and the many reasons why abused spouses do not or cannot leave their abuser.

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nic03red
Nov 21, 2010

I liked the book, but I didn't like the ending. I guess it makes it more realistic, but it wasn't how I wanted it to end.

dntblnk Aug 07, 2009

loved the book hated the ending.
Where is the justice? But these things happen in real life, just wish they did not.

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Sarahkuy
Jun 24, 2006

From what I have read so far, this is a very powerful book. Also very hard to read, given the subject manner, so I am having a hard time wanting to pick it up. I have to be in a certain mood to read it; I am not reading it at the gym or beach!

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dtaneeta
May 03, 2013

Sexual Content: Not graphic, but fairly descriptive.

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dtaneeta
May 03, 2013

Coarse Language: Not frequent, but sprinkled liberally throughout the text.

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dtaneeta
May 03, 2013

Violence: Domestic violence.

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dtaneeta
May 03, 2013

dtaneeta thinks this title is suitable for 16 years and over

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