AWRW Book Review: Mazie Baby, by Julie Frayn

When Mazie maziebabyReynolds was a young girl, she believed monsters lived under her bed. Now a grown, married woman, she discovers one sleeps in her bed.

Mazie schemes to save herself and her daughter. Her plan will work, if she can out-maneuver the monster who is a master of manipulation and control. She’s got one thing going for her, the one thing she truly owns. Mazie has moxie to the bone. But will it be enough?

Pages: 270

Published: May 21rst, 2013

Genre: Women’s Fiction, Social Issues

“Sometimes innocent people pay a price for the brutality of others.”

Life wasn’t always like this. When Mazie met Cullen she was blown away by his looks and charm. Their first meeting was nothing short of magical… and now, her marriage consists of a familiar cycle of anger, resentment, violence, justification, and repentance.

Mazie Baby is a novel about domestic violence, and one woman’s actions to save her daughter, and herself.

“How did she get here? A prisoner in her own home. She should have taken Ariel and run years ago.”

This novel is powerful and heart-wrenching. Some pages will make you squirm in your seat, due to the violence and graphic nature of the story. Mazie Baby sheds much needed light on domestic violence and battered women’s syndrome.

The plot was a little too believable, unfortunately… More than 4 million women a year suffer from physical assault, and or rape by their partners, (and that is what is reported, never mind the women who keep quiet like Mazie). Author Julie Frayn captured the fear of domestic violence victims, and turned it into a well-told, poignant story. Mazie Baby is nothing short of amazing, and I am giving it 5 stars.


***I was given an e-copy of Mazie Baby by the Author, in exchange for a thoughtful, honest, and fair book review.

Treat yourself! Purchase Mazie Baby, here.

About The Author:

Julie FraynJulie Frayn is an award-winning author, bean counter by trade, and mother of two perfect children (well, two perfect adults). Julie pens short stories and writes for her blog as mental floss between novels. Amazon Author Bio

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