How does a little girl survive an abusive mother, Catholic school, rape, and a near-death experience? Raised by an abusive, narcissistic mother (who once tried to trick her into having an abortion), Julie Coons was also raped in college by a stranger and later married an abusive man who threatened to kill her if she ever tried to leave. Suffering from physical and mental torment resulting in very low self-esteem, Julie often felt so completely alone during the many struggles of her life that she tried to take her own life. This book is her true story—telling all the secrets she was never allowed to tell to encourage and motivate others to heal their own lives and break the cycle of abuse. Her story shows that there is hope and life after abuse. Now that the secrets are finally out, Julie has found freedom. So can you. This Does Not Leave This House is a raw, poignant, and secret-revealing memoir written to lead a movement to break the silence of abuse and finally end its vicious cycle. With strength and resiliency, Coons provides a voice for the silent abused, letting them know they’re not alone. Justice and hope can prevail. The abused can become victorious. Read the heartbreaking true story of her journey to triumph above overwhelming obstacles.
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“Overcoming a life filled with abuse-triumphant!”

Five Star Review on Amazon by Jewel

Julie Coons has written a honest poignant story of her life filled with rejection and abuse. In her tell all nonfiction story she reveals how she was never wanted as a child, was abused, raped and then married an abusive husband. Her desire and purpose for writing the book is to help others that have gone through the same torments in life to achieve healing and victory over all the negative emotions and thoughts that can lead to many poor life consequences.
This is a must read excellently written story. I couldn’t put it down. It is raw and honest and very interesting.

About the Author

Julie Coons is a wife, mother and grandmother who lives in a small town in Oregon. She hopes to eventually travel the world while spreading the important message of ending the cycle of abuse. If you wish to connect, ask a question, or invite Julie to speak to your group or organization, contact her at: Please visit her website at: to sign up for her newsletter. She will have giveaways and you can be the first to know about upcoming book releases.

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