For 18 years, Fran Benedetto kept her secret. And hid her bruises. And stayed with Bobby because she wanted her son to have a father. And because, in spite of everything, she loved him. Then one night, when she saw the look on her ten-year-old son's face, Fran finally made a choice--and ran for both their lives.For the woman who now calls herself Beth, every day is a chance to heal, to put together the pieces of her shattered self.
Black and Blue: A Novel (Oprah's Book Club)