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What kind of person ends up in a toxic relationship? And why does she stay? This searingly honest novel answers both those questions head-on. 

Coming out of a failing marriage, Kelly turns to Gabe out of fear of being alone. Her gradual slide into danger is at once terrifying and inevitable, and the steps she takes to get out of it will both inspire and offer hope.

©2018 Kelly Smith (P)2018 Kelly Smith

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Challenging yet refined

Listening to this book, I found myself agreeing and disagreeing with what she had to say. Agreeing with what facts and lessons she’s learned and disagreeing with the choices she made yesteryear. I saw myself in her shoes, and can relate with certain choices that she made. She sheds light on what the average person does when battling life and love in youth, and ascends to be a omniscient sentience in guiding others that may stray down her battered path. I heard many things that I could have predicted what happened and still found myself aghast at the curves this road seen in the rear view mirror has paved. I enjoyed listening to her read her own story and to hear the emotions change slightly when a challenging part came about. Her real emotions are poured into her words and it feels as if she’s talking to you one-on-one in the same room. Her sense of objective accountability and subjective reasoning gives an authentic look at someone fixing themselves and giving their whole self to others. You either relate to her or know someone that can. The realness is palpable. I enjoyed this book thoroughly. Thank you Kelly.

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Amazing!

Her story captured the essence of leaving a toxic relationship. Her story was so relatable and helps you realize leaving the toxic relationship will be difficult but you can do it and you are not alone.

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SOCIOPATH!

Great book - look up the word sociopath - this guy's definitely one! Make sure you always practice due diligence upon dating anyone.

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Signs in the Rearview Mirror: Leaving a Toxic Relationship Behind by Kelly Smith was a touching audio book that anyone in a toxic relationship should take the time to listen to or read as it might just help them get away and improve their lives. This was not one of those step by step self help books written by some ghost writer, but instead a useful book written by a woman who has been there herself and managed to get out and not lose hope for future relationships.

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Signs in the Rearview Mirror

Signs in the Rearview Mirror: Leaving a Toxic Relationship Behind is a great read to me. There were a few times, I had to remind myself that this was someone else’s story and not my own. I was most definitely able to relate to this book. I wish I had my hands on it fifteen to twenty years ago when I found myself in the exact same situation. It would have given so much hope. No one understands what you are going through unless they have been through it themselves. The author does not hold back I admire the courage she had to tell the world of what happened to her, being truthful with herself, and how she was able to overcome and make a change.

I had the pleasure of listening to the audio version of Signs in the Rearview Mirror: Leaving a Toxic Relationship Behind. Kelly Smith, the author herself, is the narrator. I could not think of anyone else who could have done a better job to tell her story. No one would have been able to tell such an emotional time like she did.

Signs in the Rearview Mirror: Leaving a Toxic Relationship Behind is getting a very well deserved five plus stars. I highly recommend it for those who have been through or currently living through an abusive or toxic relationship. I believe it will give them so much needed hope. It would, also, be beneficial for those who have loved one who have experienced or is experiencing abuse, as well.

I received the audio version of this book from the publisher. This review is 100% my own honest opinion.