On July 20th, 2010, James Cracknell OBE, 40, sustained a devastating brain injury that would change his life forever.
Hit by the wing-mirror of a petrol tanker as he cycled along a lonely highway near Winslow, Arizona, the double Olympic rowing gold medallist was left fighting for his life after his brain was crushed in his skull.
Because James sustained damage to the frontal lobes of his brain, the part that controls an individual's personality, his wife Beverley Turner, 38, was left living with a virtual stranger. Unable to feel empathy for other's feelings or have the patience needed to deal with his young children, James's relationship with his family quickly became strained.
The couple have now put pen to paper and, in a searingly honest account of their struggle to keep their marriage alive, Beverley tells of the night she believed James might actually kill her.