Payton wants her own life back.
years of abuse from her husband Charlie, she divorces him and leaves town, everything she owns packed into her car. With a
broken spirit, she drives not knowing where she is going. All Monica knows is that she must be free of Charlie if she is to
truly live and have her own life.
She finds herself
in the small picturesque town of Pine Lake. There, she meets local police officer Ben Johnson. She immediately feels an attraction
to the handsome gentleman and finds herself thinking of what it would be like to love and be loved in return. Their attraction
blooms and it’s clear that what is between them is more than an attraction.
with what she should tell Ben; how much of her past should she reveal? Ben knows that Monica ran from something horrible,
a secret that she keeps inside herself. He wonders if she will ever trust him enough to tell him everything.
is about to destroy their new found love. As a child, Charlie Payton watched his father kill his mother.
That act shaped what Charlie was to become: an animal bent on getting whatever he wanted, by any means necessary.
Monica for his own and nothing will stand in his way. He will do whatever is necessary to find her and
make her see that she belongs to him. Even if it means murder.
have to learn to trust Ben with all her heart and, more importantly, trust herself, if she has any hope of surviving. Otherwise,
Charlie will find her. And when he does, he will kill her….
is a total page turner. From the first page, you’re drawn into Monica’s world, into her struggle for survival.
Into her sheer will to live. I wasn’t sure what to expect when I started Inner Trappings but I was finished in two days
and left wanting more.
Monica is an
incredibly well defined character. You feel for her right away and you ache for her as you read about her struggle to trust
and to love again. Ben is loveable as the hero and the romance that blooms between them is better than anything Nora Roberts
could ever write.
The book just
feels so real, so true. It’s as if Williamson-Wood has placed herself in Monica’s body to tell her story. There
is such truth in her words, such beauty that you can’t help but keep reading late into the night.
This is more
than a simple tale of a battered and abused wife. Inner Trappings is about the healing power of love, about survival, about
redemption. Ultimately, Inner Trappings is about forgiveness and trying to find a place for yourself in the world.
I loved every
blessed word and my only complaint is that I wish the book were longer. Monica’s journey ended too soon for me and I
can only hope that Williamson-Wood is writing another novel starring Monica Payton.
like Monica rarely make appearances in literature anymore. So all I can say to you is this: read Inner Trappings. You will
flat out love it.