Did He Hit You?: A Memoir of Secrets, Survival, and Subtle Abuse



“A powerful, important voice exploring the devastating impact of coercive control.” – Karen McAndless-Davis, coauthor of When Love Hurts

Aubri had the perfect marriage, or at least that’s what she thought. Behind the elaborate facade, she battled constant confusion as she navigated the ups and downs of a destructive marriage.

Through a series of unexpected events, she realizes that not everyone is who they say they are and that some build their entire lives on words alone. As secrets emerge and survival becomes paramount, the truth can no longer hide. Aubri finally discovers what she’s been experiencing all along.

This is first-time author Aubri Black’s #metoo #churchtoo story. This is the story of what happens when you are young and naive, desperate to be in love, shackled by patriarchal religious views, and most of all, married.

The question abuse victims often hear is, “Did he hit you?” This book is one survivor’s answer.


Aubri Black is a first-time author, writer, poet and blogger. She wrote her first story, about a stolen birthday cake, when she was nine. She hasn’t stopped writing since. She graduated from Royal Roads University with a Bachelor of Arts in Professional Communication and has worked in marketing ever since.

Aubri’s perfect world is one where women’s stories are heard. A world that sees and treats everyone as equals. A world where women support and encourage each other. A world where people know how deeply they are loved by God.

Aubri is passionate about raising awareness about domestic abuse, talking about mental health, learning to heal from trauma, and pursuing personal growth. She lives in Canada’s rainy west coast with her husband and daughter.


ISBN-10: 199901782X
ISBN-13: 978-1999017828
Imprint: Fearlessly Authentic
On Sale: 06/07/2019
Pages: 368
List Price: 20.00 CAD
BISAC1: NON FICTION / Memoir / Domestic Partner Abuse