Garrison James had it all. A terrific home life and a loving family. Together he and his wife built a successful ranch and construction company. His world changed the day he lost his wife to cancer. He turned to the bottle and became a monster. Sara, his daughter, tried everything to please him.
Years later Sara's aunt visits. She recognizes the abuse and removes Sara. The frail girl begins the delicate journey of finding herself while struggling to leave her father and the monster behind.
Despite the emotional and mental scars she carries, Sara manages to start a new life. She is finally happy.
A phone call changes everything.
Will Sara continue her new life? Can she face the monster, or will she find closure?
©2014 Sylvia Stein (P)2015 Sylvia Stein
In some ways, yes.
The time when Sarah lost her mother, and her alcoholic father verbally and physically abused her, including starving her. The helplessness of being a young child at the mercy of a psychotic adult.
He has a very appealing way of telling the story, and I imagined things more vividly and realistically.
The times when Sarah hid in the back of her closet, hoping that the monster would not find her and hurt her.
I really enjoyed hearing this tale. It was very realistic, and brought to mind some of my childhood.
I listened to this story on audiobook. It is a very emotional story following the journey of Sarah growing up after living with an abusive father. I thought the choice of narrator was interesting, but it was good. I felt like I could really feel what Sarah was going through and sad about how much time it takes to undo the damage that one person (someone she trusted) can inflict. I definitely recommend it, just a good solid emotional story.
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