This short book records the effects on a woman's life of a violent attack by an intruder. The necessary facts of the crime are told, including the trial and a conviction. But the fuller story is of the days and years that follow. Healing and despair, living and courage, are the implicit subjects of this straightforward narrative, written under a pseudonym. The book is published by the HELP Foundation (in association with Craig Potton Publishing) to raise funds for their work in this area. Kathryn McPhillips, Clinical Manager for Sexual Abuse HELP writes: The book offers hope for survivors to hold onto in the darkest hours and assurance that it is possible to grow beyond such an event.