Author: B. G. Harlen
Subject: Suspense & Thrillers
Warning: This psycho-sexual thriller includes extremely graphic depictions of rape, sex, and violence and is for readers over the age of 18 only.
What would you do if you woke up to find a stranger, powerful and dangerous, in your house? Now your home has become your prison. How would you hold onto your sanity, your self-esteem, your very soul against a man determined to annihilate all three?
In Break Her, one woman will find herself in this almost unthinkable situation, and one man will discover that he has finally come up against someone unlike any of those he has destroyed before.
On the surface, he has all the advantages: strength, weapons, ruthlessness. The only way he can lose is if he finds himself responding to her on a human level. The only way she can win is if she rips away the protective lies she’s told herself, the hard shell of indifference she’s hidden in, and becomes again what she has not been since she lost everything that mattered to her, years ago: human.
Reactions from Leading Literary Agents to Break Her:
“Your writing is powerful as ever here, but this is… extremely edgy…”
“…[T]he writing was excellent … the psychological interplay between the woman and the rapist gripping…. The battle is incredibly tense from the beginning, but, unfortunately, it’s just too graphic for us.”
“It has a remorseless grip and the writing is fluent and powerful…. I think it is in many ways a brave book… [but] most readers would recoil in horror (from the very idea of rape) and be affronted. Further the rapist himself is unusually potent and smart, and the story is not simply one of physical abuse but of an attempt to destroy someone.”
“This is unpublishable.”