I am thrilled to share my review with you today for Still Standing by Natalie Queiroz on last day of Blog Tour
Natalie Queiroz was eight months pregnant when she was stabbed by her partner in the most vicious attack imaginable.
In the space of nine minutes, and in broad daylight, Natalie was stabbed twenty-four times with a carving knife. She suffered horrific wounds to her lungs, liver, stomach and uterus, whilst the knife missed her baby by a margin of two millimeters, before the arteries in her wrists were methodically severed by the hooded attacker she finally realised was her partner and the father of her unborn child.
After heroic intervention by passers-by and police, the attack was brought to an end, but her ordeal was not over. An air ambulance rescue was launched, and against all medical odds, Natalie and her baby survived – but not without life-changing physical and emotional damage.
Still Standing is the story of one life-shattering event – what came before that fateful day, what happened on it, and how one woman and her baby survived to rebuild and heal together after it. At once a shocking story of evil, manipulation and violence, and a truly moving reminder that a life can be pieced back together, no matter how bad the damage, this book will empower and inspire anyone who has ever faced true adversity to rise up and stand tall.
I do love a memoir so I jumped at the chance to read this, what I wasn’t prepared for was the fact that I would be sitting here with a box of tissues balling my eyes out at midnight! This has to be the most emotional heart wrenching book that I have ever read.
Natalie tells us a very powerful, emotion, life shattering story that changed her life forever. When she was attacked by her partner when she was eight months pregnant.
I can’t get it out my head that this happened just twenty miles from me. This story proves people aren’t who you think they are when we are taken on roller-coaster ride following Natalie’s nightmare and how she survives it.
Those of you that no know me know that I am never lost for words and at the moment I really am. This story simply speaks for itself. Has you can imagine the author had to relive this all again to share her story with the world.
I am left feeling like I need give Natalie a great big massive hug This lady is a a true inspiration, turning something so life shattering into a positive. And the whole time she still had a sense of humour which made me smile.
Such a moving story that you need to read for yourself. I cannot recommend it enough.
Thank you to Anne Cater for a copy and inviting me to take part on this fab tour.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Natalie Queiroz is the survivor of one of the most appallingly brutal attacks imaginable. After being stabbed two dozen times by her partner when she was eight months pregnant, she has rebuilt her life and inspired people the length and breadth of the country with her courage and refusal to be bowed by her trauma. Alongside a successful full-time career, she has since become a motivational speaker and, through various feats of endurance and daring, raised thousands of pounds for the Midlands Air Ambulance charity she owes her life to.
Twitter : @natqleigh