In Janis Owens’ highly acclaimed first novel, My Brother Michael, we met Myra Sims through the eyes of her brother-in-law, Gabriel Catts. Now, in Myra Sims, we hear Myra’s story in her own voice as she evolves from voiceless victim to survivor. Janis Owens offers a rare literary opportunity to experience the same story from different characters’ perspectives. Either book stands on its own, but anyone who has read one will want to read the other. In the end, you will, as both Gabe and Myra do, love Michael.