Imprisoned in the Veritas Unit of the Fort Worth Federal Correctional Institution, Cynthia Mitchell is undergoing pyschiatric evaluation to determine whether she is competent to stand trail for the murder of her husband. From the inside out, se watch as Cynthia endures the humiliations of prison life and reveals through a series of deeply disturbing flashbacks the escalating brutality in her marriage.
Notes from the Country Club is a taut and harrowing novel that describes the high-wire act battered women walk every day, living in terror of their lovers and husbands.
A novel set in a women's prison. Well written tale of the events leading to her conviction. It is told from the perspective during the time of her imprisonment and flashbacks to her life before it.
Tale of how life is for the battered woman every day--not a "fun" book.
It was interesting to see what could cause a woman to kill her husband.
Once Cynthia Mitchell was a young and chic New York public relations executive. Then she met Daniel. Wooed by words of love and dreams of a family, she married the cool, handsome airline pilot and moved to Texas.
Then her dreams of happiness became a nightmare. Now Cynthia is to stand trial for murdering her husband and she thinks only of survival and a way out.
Imprisioned in the psychiatric ward of the Forth Worth Federal COrrections Institute, known as the "Country Club"' Cynthia endures the humiliations of prison life and reveals through flashbacks the escalalting brutality in her marriage.
This was a hard read for me, I couldnt get into it, so I never finished it.
Excellent Read. A story about love and betrayel and just how far a person can be pushed.