Marianne has had a long career in business, as a sales director and behavioural consultant. Involved in many company start ups, she became a main board director for a London plc. Her world was turned upside down when her husband was held against his will, and has devoted the last 8 years in attempting to get justice for freedom and human rights.
Having travelled extensively working with people at all levels, her passion for improving and changing the status quo in individuals and business has now extended into a focus on working for freedom of movement and speech.
Her book is a diary account of the years she spent fighting a battle she thought was just hers, and the gradual learning of a wider problem in Israel.
She hopes the story she has written will bring awarness of a previously unknown situation in the West, and perhaps bring change for the better.
What's the story behind your latest book?
The story is about keeping a promise. I never knew when I made the promise to my husband 'never to give up, even if he didn't know who he was' that it would take me on such a rollercoaster. The story speaks to a reader on many levels. Firstly the love, then the fight for justice in a corrupt system. The gradual mental and emotional disintegration of my partner and my own crept up on us. The more I fought, the more he gave up as he felt hopeless and destroyed. I wrote a lot of this book in 'real time', so it is my personal journey rather than a detached perspective. I hope one day my partner will be free and able to recover, but more importantly the awareness and sharing of this story will prevent needless deaths in Israel.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
Realising I had touched upon a topic which wouldn't get mainstream publishing support, I knew the only way forward was to do it myself. It's never been about sales and profit, it was important I told my story without politically correct changes!
One woman's fight to save her husband, held hostage by Israel's brutal family laws. She races against time to save a man as he disintegrates into PTSD. Her journey takes her even to the UN. A gripping read told in real time which gives an insight into the civil and human rights injustices inside Israel itself where a narcissist can be allowed to destroy a life using the corrupt domestic laws.