“If you reached out to me while drowning, I’d step on your hand and watch you drown.”
This is the harrowing memoir of a young, impressionable girl trapped in the home of her new husband’s family, a prison with an ocean view. Alone and far from the love and protection of her parents, she finds herself at the mercy of a devious, manipulative matriarch who controls and turns the family against her.
To the world, her mother-in-law appears to be a charming and godly woman, highly regarded in the Muslim community. She seems respectful of her new daughter-in-law’s desire to study and offers to do whatever necessary to support her dream of becoming a doctor. No one, not even Nossaiba’s parents, could see the sinister intentions lurking beneath her caring facade.
Through vivid accounts, Nossaiba gives readers a rare glimpse into the devastating and suffocating reality of family bullying. Although filled with facts that will leave you in disbelief and others that will move you to tears, A Prison With An Ocean View is a remarkable story of how one young woman found the strength and courage to piece back together her broken spirit and turn her horror into healing.