A work of Adult Fiction, Monkey on Her Back is a story of one woman’s journey through terror and despair towards self-confidence, love and a safe place to land. Although the book cover is in cartoon mode, this is not meant to show that the book is a child's book, far from it!. It is meant to denote that the monkey is part of Karen Snowdon's subconscious. Definition: a monkey on your back is a serious problem that you cannot forget. When you know you have to do everything perfectly, it puts a giant monkey on your back. Karen Snowdon was subjected to verbal and emotional abuse from her earliest childhood. Major surgery and a lengthy hospital stay at an age when her friends were beginning to date increased Karen’s feelings of isolation and depression. However, she learned to hide her feelings and managed to fool friends, family and co-workers for most of her life. Nothing, however, prepared her for her life with Ray Michaels! She became a master of deception and disguise. Please follow Karen’s journey – you will find her story worth the read!