To the outside world, Claudia Stevenson is living the dream. The perfect home, a beautiful family and a successful career all hide the nightmare that is going on behind closed doors. Trapped in an emotionally turbulent, verbally abusive marriage, Claudia yearns to escape.
When Alex reappears in her life after seventeen years, Claudia is faced with a choice: Does she run while she can, or does she stay?
Her decision leads her on a dangerous path where, in a tragic twist of circumstances, she finds herself watching her life spiral out of control.
Based on actual events, Four in the Morning is a story of love, tragedy, forgiveness and redemption. It is a powerful personal documentation of unshared truths, dedicated to a family whose lives were left shattered in the aftermath of events that will never be fully understood.
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"I got so lost in the beautiful manner the author uses to weave her tale as she paints a picture of her pain and torment followed by a show of amazing strength of human spirit, that at times I felt I was living this story myself..." ~ Gregg Davies, Audio book narrator
"The reading is so rich. There are just too many moments to single out any one. She communicates to the heart of the reader with what I call 'word pictures'. Sensory richness in its purest form." ~ Deborah du Plooy, Skoobs Theatre of Books
"I loved the story. It trapped me into a reality world full of the complexities of the human experience..." ~ Sonia Pietropaolo
"Thank you for giving me something in your story which resonated with mine, forced me to face my own realities, and helped me in ways you will probably never know..." ~ C Grice
Publication Date: April 2017
Country of publication: USA
About the Author:
Phillipa Mitchell was born to British parents in South Africa in December 1972.
Besides being an author, she is an accomplished writer, ghostwriter, editor and entrepreneur and has worked in the bookselling and publishing industry for over two decades. Her passion as a writer and ghostwriter is working on non-fiction material including autobiographies, business and inspirational books.
She has raised two fine young men who are her pride and joy, and, thanks to their good genes, are both exceptionally talented in the creative arts.
She is a child of Africa and is passionate about its people, its culture and its magic.
Four in the Morning is her first published work.