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About the author


Joy Strouse grew up in the Baltimore area and now lives in the great north woods of Baltimore County. She is Mom, Grandjoy, artist and teacher, and is involved in local theatre. Several of her short stories and poetry have been featured in small publications. This, her first novel, has been swimming around her brain for many years. It took a pandemic to give her time and quiet enough to pour the words onto the page. Currently, Joy is working on novels number two and three. One is titled Rewind a 'what if' story that begins in 2020, the year of Covid-19. The other is a prequel to Beyond the Broken Window, that delves into the lives of Beth, Floyd and the Madsen family. For more information and several sidequel short stories, including a look at Craig and Tamyra's tumultuous love affair, follow her: on Facebook @joystrouseauthor or Instagram @joystrousewriter
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Beyond the Broken Window
A suspenseful novel of family, friendship, and twisted love.

Overview


"Beyond the Broken Window" weaves themes of mystery and psychological suspense, love and sensuality, grief and growth into this murderous tale that will leave you thoughtful and shaken. How can a woman escape an abusive marriage? Some must die; some have to kill. Even then, are they truly free? Julie Fairburn was 18 in 1977 when she met Rick Madsen, and her heart did flips. This is special, she thought, this is going to be a helluva ride! She didn't know how right she was. Their story continues among family and a close group of friends in the era of sex, drugs, and rock n roll.
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Description


 Set in Baltimore County in the 70s and 80s, "Beyond the Broken Window" is a deeply affecting exploration of family and friendship."Beyond the Broken Window" weaves themes of mystery and psychological suspense, love and sensuality, grief and growth into this murderous tale that will leave you thoughtful and shaken. How can a woman escape an abusive marriage? Some must die; some have to kill. Even then, are they truly free? Julie Fairburn was 18 in 1977 when she met Rick Madsen, and her heart did flips. This is special, she thought, this is going to be a helluva ride! She didn't know how right she was. Their story continues among family and a close group of friends in the era of sex, drugs, and rock n roll. Family roots run deep. Julie grows up in a close loving family who would do anything for one another. She meets Rick's family and soon finds the root of his struggle with anger and love. He was the victim of his father's abuse and grew up witnessing that abuse against his sister and mother. After a shocking family tragedy, Rick and Julie discover family secrets that point to generations of violence and murder. As the story unfolds, we see escalating examples of Rick's unstable emotions and anger. Julie discovers a victim is never truly free of the ties that bind even beyond the grave.

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Overview


"Beyond the Broken Window" weaves themes of mystery and psychological suspense, love and sensuality, grief and growth into this murderous tale that will leave you thoughtful and shaken. How can a woman escape an abusive marriage? Some must die; some have to kill. Even then, are they truly free? Julie Fairburn was 18 in 1977 when she met Rick Madsen, and her heart did flips. This is special, she thought, this is going to be a helluva ride! She didn't know how right she was. Their story continues among family and a close group of friends in the era of sex, drugs, and rock n roll.

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Description


 Set in Baltimore County in the 70s and 80s, "Beyond the Broken Window" is a deeply affecting exploration of family and friendship."Beyond the Broken Window" weaves themes of mystery and psychological suspense, love and sensuality, grief and growth into this murderous tale that will leave you thoughtful and shaken. How can a woman escape an abusive marriage? Some must die; some have to kill. Even then, are they truly free? Julie Fairburn was 18 in 1977 when she met Rick Madsen, and her heart did flips. This is special, she thought, this is going to be a helluva ride! She didn't know how right she was. Their story continues among family and a close group of friends in the era of sex, drugs, and rock n roll. Family roots run deep. Julie grows up in a close loving family who would do anything for one another. She meets Rick's family and soon finds the root of his struggle with anger and love. He was the victim of his father's abuse and grew up witnessing that abuse against his sister and mother. After a shocking family tragedy, Rick and Julie discover family secrets that point to generations of violence and murder. As the story unfolds, we see escalating examples of Rick's unstable emotions and anger. Julie discovers a victim is never truly free of the ties that bind even beyond the grave.

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Book details

Genre:FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS

Subgenre:Abuse / Domestic Partner Abuse

Language:English

Pages:334

Format:Paperback

eBook ISBN:9781667817729

Paperback ISBN:9781667817712


Overview


"Beyond the Broken Window" weaves themes of mystery and psychological suspense, love and sensuality, grief and growth into this murderous tale that will leave you thoughtful and shaken. How can a woman escape an abusive marriage? Some must die; some have to kill. Even then, are they truly free? Julie Fairburn was 18 in 1977 when she met Rick Madsen, and her heart did flips. This is special, she thought, this is going to be a helluva ride! She didn't know how right she was. Their story continues among family and a close group of friends in the era of sex, drugs, and rock n roll.

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Description


 Set in Baltimore County in the 70s and 80s, "Beyond the Broken Window" is a deeply affecting exploration of family and friendship."Beyond the Broken Window" weaves themes of mystery and psychological suspense, love and sensuality, grief and growth into this murderous tale that will leave you thoughtful and shaken. How can a woman escape an abusive marriage? Some must die; some have to kill. Even then, are they truly free? Julie Fairburn was 18 in 1977 when she met Rick Madsen, and her heart did flips. This is special, she thought, this is going to be a helluva ride! She didn't know how right she was. Their story continues among family and a close group of friends in the era of sex, drugs, and rock n roll. Family roots run deep. Julie grows up in a close loving family who would do anything for one another. She meets Rick's family and soon finds the root of his struggle with anger and love. He was the victim of his father's abuse and grew up witnessing that abuse against his sister and mother. After a shocking family tragedy, Rick and Julie discover family secrets that point to generations of violence and murder. As the story unfolds, we see escalating examples of Rick's unstable emotions and anger. Julie discovers a victim is never truly free of the ties that bind even beyond the grave.

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About the author


Joy Strouse grew up in the Baltimore area and now lives in the great north woods of Baltimore County. She is Mom, Grandjoy, artist and teacher, and is involved in local theatre. Several of her short stories and poetry have been featured in small publications. This, her first novel, has been swimming around her brain for many years. It took a pandemic to give her time and quiet enough to pour the words onto the page. Currently, Joy is working on novels number two and three. One is titled Rewind a 'what if' story that begins in 2020, the year of Covid-19. The other is a prequel to Beyond the Broken Window, that delves into the lives of Beth, Floyd and the Madsen family. For more information and several sidequel short stories, including a look at Craig and Tamyra's tumultuous love affair, follow her: on Facebook @joystrouseauthor or Instagram @joystrousewriter

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