Author C.L. Woodhams created a tense and suspenseful thriller that delves into a moral quandary: is murder ever justified? Obviously, the women of the Committee believe killing the abuser is the only way to save not only the spouse, but also children. The situation is a difficult one with no easy answer. The fictionalized response THE OUTREACH COMMITTEE is a captivating one. It keeps the reader on the edge of their seat and out of their comfort zone. However, a dilemma arises when one of the Committee, Erin Craig, begins to feed on the energy of the kill. She even transitions from calling the events “courtesy accidents” to “courtesy killing.” Add on to that, her blood is left behind at one of the accident scenes; bring unwanted attention to the BWEF and the Outreach Committee. Woodhams deftly merges drama with elements from police procedurals and legal thrillers to produce a dynamic, tense, and suspenseful read.
The Outreach Committee: Because Marriage Can Be Murder
C.L. Woodhams, author
Is murder ever justified? The ladies of the Outreach Committee say: "Yes." In L.A.’s South Bay, the Battered Women’s Escape Foundation (BWEF) shelters, counsels, and trains abused women so that they can start new lives. However, one group cannot take advantage of this haven: women of means, whose influential husbands can unearth any shelter with a single phone call. Mora Rey and Carol Ewald form the Outreach Committee to rid these women of their abusive spouses by creating “accidents” to dispatch them. But when they learn that the BWEF’s newest benefactor is an abuser himself, will they tread too far into dangerous waters?