ISBN 978-1-922803-54-2

Shattered Lives: A Memoir

A true story of domestic violence survival in Australia

After four years of separation, teenage sweethearts Harry and Emma were extremely excited to meet again. Not long after Emma arrived in New South Wales they were married, but it was not happy ever after.

All Emma’s hopes and dreams were soon shattered by the abuse she suffered, and the isolation of living in the bush with none of the comforts of home. After years of violence and abuse, Emma finally broke free. How did this fresh start affect her and the children? The years that followed were fraught with struggle and hardship and more abuse, although not for Emma.