‘He pushed open the door, and I saw that he was pulling something out of a bag he was carrying. It was a gun – a sawn-off shotgun.’
Darren was funny and attractive, and 21-year-old Rachel fell head-over-heels for him; it wasn’t long before they moved in together, and she fell pregnant with his child. But his inner demons soon surfaced... Weakened and alone, Rachel was beaten and tormented by him for 18 years, until one day, Darren turned up at her place of work with a shotgun and left her for dead. But her ordeal wasn’t over…
Devastating yet inspiring, Rachel’s story of hope tells of how you can always find the light, even in the very darkest of times.
Rachel Williams is a survivor of over 18 years of domestic abuse at the hands of her ex-husband. Now an active campaigner, she is the ambassador for Welsh Women’s Aid and Llanelli Women’s Aid, as well as a pioneer for Safelives. She lives in South Wales with her husband Mike, and this is her first book.