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Mazie Baby by [Frayn, Julie]
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Winner of the 2015 Kindle Book Award for Horror/Suspense.
Winner of the 2015 Indie Reader Discovery Award for Literary Fiction.
Readers Favorite Bronze Medal Winner
Named Best of Indie 2014 by Suspense Magazine

Mazie loved it when he called her baby. Until it became a taunt. What’s the matter, baby? You gonna cry, baby? Multiple award-winning tale of spousal abuse.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2321 KB
  • Print Length: 270 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Julie Frayn (20 May 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00KGMJ79M
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars 3 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #236,114 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)

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4.5 stars. Great book which I found difficult to put down. I'm sure there are many women who could relate to Mazie's story. Didn't give 5 stars because I thought it got a little far fetched towards the end.....but great reading anyway!
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Engrossing storyline that kept me guessing to the final chapters. What people do to those they love will keep you up until your eyes close.
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A domestic violence story that is good but slightly overcooked. Still very much worth the time to read.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Searing! 5 February 2015
By D and S - Published on Amazon.com
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This is the story of Mazie Reynolds, recipient of her husband's beatings, chokings, and all-around general physical and emotional abuse. This book was hard to read at times. The graphic descriptions of abuse, of the husband Cullen's constant anger and belittling of Mazie, and his blatant disregard and disrespect for his family left me reeling with contempt for him.

Fortunately, I've never experienced physical or emotional abuse. But this story gave me a vivid idea of what it would be like. And my heart hurts for the Mazies out there. Her character was so well-developed, I found myself wanting to hug her, have coffee with her, and lend shoulder. But Cullen's character was also well-developed, so if by some way I could have become Mazie's friend, I knew Cullen would have severely punished her for it. And I wouldn't have wanted to be the cause of that.

This is a book I will read again. Not just because of its excellent writing and strong plot, but to help remind me that the Mazie's in this world need more attention, greater representation within the judicial system and protection from the Cullens in this world.
17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Intense and Worthy read. 9 April 2015
By Madame LeFay - Published on Amazon.com
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I have triggers when I'm reading that bring out my darker self. One of those triggers is domestic violence. When I first read Mazie Baby I was disturbed that Ms. Frayn had been able with her powerful and effective writing to get me to ignore my own distaste for the subject matter of this book, at the same time she made it so distasteful. The beginning of this novel could be the opening of a romance novel, then with one understated line: ("He likes his solitude." And so did she.) Ms Frayn begins to carefully let us in to Mazie's world. Peppered throughout are searing, accurate, and beautifully described injections of Mazie's rich and desperate inner life. The pace is also carefully constructed and creeps until you feel that even their home is another character chaining Mazie and her daughter to a bleak and horrid existence. When the story changed I was relieved and ready to see Mazie and her daughter differently. But that wasn't so easy for Mazie or me. The latter half of this book could be a lesson and cautionary tale for those who wait too long to save themselves as well as for those who know it's never too late to save your own life. Secondary characters like Ariel, Norman, Betty and especially Rachel (everyone needs a Rachel) shine. I can't say I always enjoyed this book but I can say it moved me deeply and that I highly recommend it to everyone.
19 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Powerful story, well told 16 September 2014
By Laurie Boris - Published on Amazon.com
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When I pick up a book that tips me off to content about domestic abuse, it sets up an expectation in my head. I should have known that Julie Frayn, an author whose work I’ve enjoyed for its power and unflinching eye, would defy those expectations. Some parts were wrenching to read, but I kept rooting for Mazie to get out, for her plans of escape to work, for her daughter to stay safe. It’s hard to mention much about the story without giving it away, but I stuck with Mazie to the final page. I really appreciated the fullness of the characters – not making the husband into a caricature of complete evil, but a man with flaws, which helped me understand him a little more. Not excuse, but understand. Beautiful, powerful writing. Very well done.
16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Enthralling! 8 April 2015
By Jackie Weger - Published on Amazon.com
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Mazie Baby is astonishing. Yes, it is about domestic abuse, but boy! Mazie has moxie and she isn't going to take it. I read every single page in a single sitting. You will be cheering Mazie on not matter the situation she finds herself embroiled. Not a single word is misplaced.
20 of 21 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Rampant Realism 4 April 2015
By C. Martin - Published on Amazon.com
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Maizie Baby is a story of domestic abuse. It's very intense; I have to believe the author has some knowledge or experience of the matter at hand. The writing is very realistic. As someone who knows the scripts and the character of an abuser, it kept me on the edge of my seat; it was impossible to put down!