I have a book I wanted to tell you about called She Can Fly written by Michael G. Gabel and lived by Kerry Keyes.
A young woman's harrowing journey across state lines to escape an endless cycle of abuse. Raised in a comfortable middle class neighborhood in America's Midwest, Kerry's seduction by a master manipulator plunges her into a world of deceit and violence. Forced to perform illegal acts to keep herself alive and her family intact, she spirals downward, ending up behind bars. As the web of deception intensifies, Kerry's relentless quest for freedom takes her from prisoner to fugitive. Living under a false identity buys her time, but luck runs out...
From St. Louis to Denver to San Francisco and back, Kerry's story grabs and won't let go. Ultimately a testimony to resilience, courage and love of family, She Can Fly is a frightening adrenaline rush that reads like true crime-a poignant cautionary tale, culminating in redemption, justice, and hope.I knew when I started reading this book that this girl, Kerry was way out of her depth. She really had no self confidence and I don't understand that but I guess it happens, because there seems to be a lot of that going around.
I have always been a strong willed girl and woman and I don't take anything from anybody. I have never let anyone push me around, much less hit me. I think that somehow these type of men can spot someone who isn't sure of themselves from a mil. e away because they always seem to end up with one who won't leave or call the law for help. It's almost like an invisible contract between the two that can't be broken.
I also wasn't sure why she kept getting pregnant. At some point, wouldn't you do something? But, again, I guess if you are poor, what can you do? The whole story was really sad, especially when she kept going to jail for things that he made her do. She didn't even get any of the money from the check fraud, he got it all, but she went to jail. Now, see if it had been me as the judge, or prosecutor, I would have tried him right along because he knew that he was spending money that was stolen.
This is just a sad, sad story and it made me realize how lucky I am. I may be disabled and getting old, but at least I didn't live a life like Kerry did. I got to enjoy my youth and will have fond memories to look back on. Hopefully, this book will open some eyes somewhere and someone will get the help that they desperately need.
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