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"Swimming With Sharks" by Joan Beckwith
When Lena takes up the helm of The Portal, the developing partnership between counsellors and clients does not fit her vision. It must be dealt with accordingly.
Ria is idealistic, committed and naïve. Her ideas about power-sharing are an obstacle in the path of progress and pressure is applied to squeeze her out. Bewildered and shaken, she begins to unravel.
Faced with an unsympathetic bureaucracy and grappling with echoes from a frightening childhood, Ria is supported by family, friends and her own convictions about justice.
Swimming with Sharks is an uplifting story of survival that moves from the despair of failed hope to healing, forgiveness and regrowth.