Mary owns a well-established and lucrative
brokerage firm with a vast clientele. Her success has her face
plastered on billboards and she travels across the country on a
regular basis. But this seemingly successful woman suffers
psychologically and, although married to a loving and caring man,
Victor, she can’t escape the abuse she’d suffered in the past. Each
time she recalls what she’s been through, her emotional health is
threatened. She has continually delayed getting professional help,
but when she does, things get worse and she finds herself in a dire
situation. It is then that Victor does what he does best — try to
The results will surprise readers.
In a masterful balancing of interesting elements of a psychological
thriller, women's fiction, and superb entertainment, Joanne Vivolo
delivers an intelligently plotted story with great psychological
depth. The opening was great and I knew I’d love to follow the
protagonist, Mary. I enjoyed the way her character is developed; it
allows readers to have a clear idea of what her personality is like
and why she is the way she is. The author handles themes that are
strong and that are part of the day-to-day human experience. The
writing is gorgeous, capturing popular culture an arresting manner.
Protect Me Not is the work of a master, plotted with expertise and
accomplished to give readers the best entertainment. You’ll love
the economy of language and the precision when it comes to the
entertainment this novel provides.