Carl Rutherford is an award-winning businessman. He’s a respected member of the community, a board member on a number of prominent construction companies. His friends include the mayor, the police commissioner and several high-profile senators. Carl is also a pedophile.
Chasing Unicorns is the journey of Carl’s victims and how they survived, barely managing to cling to sanity. Carl is arrested and brought before the courts. He is confronted by his victims, each of whom has struggled to come to terms with the abuse.
During the judicial process, the four women unite and march together to seek justice. Jade, Ruby, Katie and Lizzie form strong bonds and lasting friendships. Can they win against such a rich and influential man?
Print ISBN: 978-0975760017
Digital ISBN: 978-0975760031
Publisher: Unicorn Press
Review from Melanie on April 19, 2015
5 stars I loved it!
Chasing unicorns is a gripping page-turner. Wanting to know what happens next kept me reading (too) quickly and until the small hours of the morning. Now that I’ve finished it, I know I’ll read it again – more slowly this time, to really take it in properly. There is a lot to take in and to process: this is a novel about child abuse, based on the true story of the author’s own life and struggles. Yet it is far from being a depressing read. Besides the tough – shocking even – moments of the abuse itself, the feelings of the victims, and the wreckage it causes to their lives, this is actually a story of hope and survival. As you follow these 4 women in their fight for justice, the pain of the abuse is slowly superseded by the combined effects of their resolve to regain control over their lives, and the support and love of their family and friends, both female and male. Strength, courage, hope, love, joy: this book shows you can climb out of hell and turn your life around. Truly inspiring!
Review from Lyne on February 21, 2015
5 stars I loved this book!
“This book kept me turning pages and avoiding responsibilities until I finished the last page. It was more than a page turner, it was a story that got me concerned and involved with the characters and their stories and I couldn’t put it down because I had to know what happened to them. This book is full of hard emotion and it dealt beautifully with some very real issues. I read this book a while ago and it stays with me, every single part of it and I would be happy to see a sequel. Do yourself a favour and read Chasing Unicorns. Chances are you will find yourself more involved in a book than you have ever been. I loved this book!”
Review from Susan Johnson on November 29, 2014
5 stars I would highly recommend it
“A story of three women and the tragic events that connects them. Chasing unicorns is about the victims of a pedophile. The story begins with one of his victims attempting to take her life. Luckily she survives and with the help of a friendly detective, starts to take action against the abuser. During this time the detective happens across another victim who is working as a prostitute. As the book unfolds the reader realizes the pedophile actually has a 14 year old girl captive. The book is extremely well written and deals with such a delicate issue with the respect and tenderness it deserves. These are stories that need to be told but be warned the book is graphic and can be uncomfortable for some. I would highly recommend it.”