The Predator Next Door

Detect, protect and recover from betrayal
By Darlene Ellison, M.S.

A minister, the dentist, your kid’s soccer coach … your husband. As Darlene Ellison, M.S., found out the hard way, predators can lurk closer than you think. When the FBI arrested her former husband for being a child predator, Ellison and her children were devastated.

Bit by bit, Ellison fought her way back from despair, despite enormous public attention, harsh judgment from outsiders, and her own feelings of intense betrayal. Ellison grew determined to help other families detect and avoid predators. Plus, she developed her own unique approach to recovery from profound betrayal.

Awarded a Gold 2009 National Independent Publisher Book Award in the True Crime category, followed by a 2010 Indie Book Award in the Autobiography category, The Predator Next Door reveals this strong woman’s journey, from typical suburban wife and mother to crusader against pedophilia. The book offers tools that concerned parents, grandparents and others can use to detect and avoid predators of all stripes. Finally, The Predator Next Door provides guidance and life-reclaiming strategies for anyone who has suffered the shame, humiliation or guilt that betrayal imposes on its victims.