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One Last Hundred Chances – A new novel about coercive control.

Hazel finds herself in a relationship she didn’t want. As her family and friends fight to keep hold of her, Hazel is in the fight for her life. Slowly being robbed of her identity and individuality, she must somehow find the courage to break free of her controlling partner.

How many chances will she give him before she finally manages to escape? Set in the quintessential English seaside town of Eastbourne from the late 1990s to the early 2000s, the story is a contemporary reflection on changing times. From the simpler time of fax machines and indestructible Nokia phones, the reader will be caught up in a journey from past to present as they reflect on their own ghosts and triumphs.

E.E. Grant brings out the raw emotions of a bright young woman whose persona is slowly and deliberately being eroded by her ‘loving’ partner while trying to hold on to the heady optimism of being young in 1990s England. A retrospective tale of one woman’s struggle to hold on to herself in a time of constant flux and an insight into the lasting impact of manipulative relationships.

An emotional read for all of those women who once ‘lost themselves’ for the sake of love, and to all those who refound their inner ‘me’ years later…