In "Kimberly", the author is paying tribute to the memory of her dearest friend, Kimberly Ann Worcester, who passed away in late December of 2003, at the tender age of 23. As a work of fiction, the author has given Kimberly eternal life, by placing her as the courageous heroine of this story. Kimberly's character begins her narration, by describing the horrific abuse that, tragically, leads to her death. Yet, this novel is meant to concentrate on Kimberly's life, and to chronicle this brave, courageous young woman's brief existence, which, but for her final two weeks of life, was mired in the very depths of horrifying, sadistic abuse. The reader will immediately feel a loving rapport with Kimberly, who always was far more concerned for others, than she was for herself. Kimberly faced the abuse, and other tragedies, with the same commendable spirit of love, hope, and strength. Once you have read Kimberly's story, you will be simply in awe of her courageous, heroic, loving character.Hancock, Viktoria J. is the author of 'Kimberly : One Young Woman's Courageous Battle to Overcome Her Abusive Past... A Battle She Nearly Won', published 2004 under ISBN 9781411609891 and ISBN 1411609891.