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Sadie Martin Carlyle is on trial for the murder of her husband Dante Caryle. She claims she killed him in self-defense and that he was a monster. She was a battered woman and if she had not defended herself he would have killed both their young daughter and her.  In short, She feared for their lives.

However, there is more to this case than meets the eye. Sadie Martin is not your typical woman. Her family consists of her Criminal lawyer father Jackson Martin from Atlanta and her mother Barbara Reece Martin is one of the main leaders of the Southern Belles of Atlanta.

From the very start, there are secrets that are hidden that no one will see coming. Sadie’s story will take the reader through a very emotional journey throughout. Once the case begins, everything you think you know about what happened between Sadie and Dante Carlyle will have you asking many questions and is everything being said the truth?


Author Sylvia Stein at Great Lakes Book Bash with her husband Jeremy Stein

Sylvia Stein is a published author with several anthologies with her Writer’s group 750 on LinkedIn. Stein obtained a Master’s Degree in Creative Writing and English from Southern New Hampshire University this past July 2015.   She is a mother of three beautiful children Paul 10, Michael 9 and Consuelo 6.   She resides in the city of Fuquay Varina with her amazing husband Jeremy.  Stein has also published two solo books one was her first novella Closure which she worked on while attending SNHU and published in July of 2014 and the other her first YA Chasing Clarity was published this past October 2015 and it was created during National Novel Month (Nano) in 2013.    Her latest book is entitled, The Diary of a Broken Father which came Out in February 2017.

Her new thriller which she has been working on since 2014 will be out Late 2018 and is entitled Battered Mind. 

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Copyright 2017   Sylvia Stein      Battered Mind



Thoughts rush through my head, overwhelming me over and over, 

consuming all of what is left of my spirit.

I hear the voices again.. driving me mad…

Each time even more stronger than the last time… and pulling me further into the dark…but it is in the darkness that I break down, remembering the brutal torture you have placed me in again, you see I am no longer sane, I have lost all my senses and what remains of me is but a battered mind that has lost touch with reality.. .


Sadie Martin Carlyle


Battered Mind:


Darkness — Surrounds my soul and I am lost again, as he begins to strike me,

I try to get away but he is just so strong….

he will not stop until he completely has torn every part of me.

A voice cries out in the night, for someone somewhere to hear it’s plea!

As the wind begins to fade the sound there you are in between ready to comfort,

ready to listen and be free.

All the lies he has told all the lies he has made others believe.

However, I know of his injustice and how he has fooled everyone else.

No!!!!!!!!!!!!  All is a lie a lie!   I can hear myself screaming in the night to be let out of this poison hell that I call a life…..

He is out to get me, he is out to destroy me!

( Excerpts of Sadie’s Journal and thoughts)








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