I was drawn in from the first sentence. This author had a story to tell, and tell it she did. With the expertise of an seasoned author, though being her debut novel, you will be drug into Emma's own personal hell, kicking and screaming.
With every punch, kick, hateful word, even when you cannot see the light, you are still filled with hope. Light comes in the form of a new love and a best friend. Without these two, I fear Emma would have been swallowed whole.
This is only the beginning for Emma, and you will surely be taken on a journey.