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Daddy's Hands

Daddy's Hands

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by Rita Makela

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As far back as she could remember, Emily's Daddy had used her to gratify his perverted sexual needs, while her Mama turned a blind eye to the daily trauma she was forced to endure. Emily was left to wonder if both her parents were working together to harm her. Emily learned early on the rules of Daddy's secret game. He warned Emily, repeatedly, that should she tell


As far back as she could remember, Emily's Daddy had used her to gratify his perverted sexual needs, while her Mama turned a blind eye to the daily trauma she was forced to endure. Emily was left to wonder if both her parents were working together to harm her. Emily learned early on the rules of Daddy's secret game. He warned Emily, repeatedly, that should she tell her Mama that he touched her, her Mama would be mad at her and blame her; after all, he said, it was her fault. Emily was fearful of her Mama's anger, and was quite certain that her Mama would blame her and do little to protect her. When Emily finally worked up the courage to tell her Mama that Daddy puts his hands in her pants, her Mama stared through her and walked away; she never uttered a word. Emily's worse, gut-retching suspicions were confirmed. There was no safe place for Emily.

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5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.61(d)

Meet the Author

Dr. Rita Makela has her doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology. She has spent several years specializing in work with the criminal population including those who are incarcerated. In addition, she has extensive history working with the sex offender population. She is currently married, has 5 children, and 3 grandchildren. She lives in Northern Minnesota in the woods and she spends her time loving her family and writing.

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Daddy's Hands 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
To the poster who claimed this book was "feebly written," if you are a 'literature critic' as you so delicately put it, why is it you can't seem to wrap your mind around ignorance? There is absolutely nothing about this book that is poorly written. If you are going to take a horror story, such as this and leave a review, with little to no merit behind it, maybe you should start by not making yourself sound like a complete and total ignoramus. This book was well written, incredibly catchy, suspenseful, heartbreaking and TRULY inspirational, to say the VERY least. I admire the writer for her courage. I can only imagine how hard it must have been to write such a hard story. 5 stars ACROSS THE BOARD!
Lovesagoodbook12 More than 1 year ago
Amazing!! I would recommend this book to anybody. This topic is so touchy, but it is so important. Parents need to read this book. Know the signs of abuse. Help the children of this world! Save a child from a fate such as this. So very tragic, but so very eye opening!!!
LadyDi1 More than 1 year ago
Wow! What a book to read ... bone chilling!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Suspenseful book that will leave you cheering one moment and crying the next. Other times you'll find yourself barely able to turn the next page as you get inside the mind of Emily and experience her horrors, her triumphs, and most of all feel her courage. This topic is extremely touchy but this author Rita Makela has done a fantastic job of mixing a truly great story with a meaningful message that will strike any reader to the core. It sickens me to see such a poorly written negative review from someone claiming to be a literary critic. If they were such, at least have the dignity to leave your name, and not go around slandering work that you don't even seem to have read. I recommend this book to absolutely anyone and it will take your breath away, make you cry, and make you smile all at the same time.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I came here to leave a review a week ago, but I had to leave because I was so upset by the woman who claimed she was a "christian and felt disgusted" because of this important book. She also went on to say that it sounded like the book was written by a pervert --- the book is written through the voice of the child, the victim --- in essence, she called this child a pervert! I was, and am, astounded by people such as this. It breaks my heart to hear people talking about children who have been victimized like this. No wonder children often don't tell. It is these so-called Christians that keep children in the dark and give pedophiles the power they seek. She doesn't understand how it is written through the mind of a child, well fortunately for her, it sounds as though she was never sexually abused. A child who has been sexually abused can tell horror stories and very graphic ones. This is an important story that must be told. People please read this and learn from it. Let's protect our children and make them feel safe so they can come and tell us when something happens to them. This Christian woman is disgusted by children who are sexually abused --- children can pick up on those feelings immediately. Keeping our heads in the sand will not make it stop or go away. It is a graphic story. It is difficult to read. Did you think that a story about a child being sexually abused by her father was going to be full of sweetness and pretty scenes? It is well written and worth a read. This story will stay with you. It will haunt you. It will open your eyes. As a final note, what does it mean when someone says, "I am a Christian" anyway? I thought it meant they believe in God and Jesus Christ, but apparently, at least for this lady, it implies a denial of the evil that exists in the world.
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JoshuaPerk More than 1 year ago
If there's one book you buy this year, this is it. "Daddy's Hands" is a page turner and will make you burn the midnight oil. When an author has the ability to make you feel weak one moment then cry tears of joy and triumph the next, that is wonderful and Dr. Rita Makela has done just that. When you pick up "Daddy's Hands," for a moment you will climb out of your life and into the life of Emily's, a wonderfully round and developed character. Can't wait for the second book!
Dianne3 More than 1 year ago
This book is well worth the reading... kept me involved with the character throughout the entire book. I don't have a lot of time to read, so I choose wisely. This is a great choice. Well written ... intriguing ... what more can you ask for?
Aalyiah More than 1 year ago
Disgusting and graphic.  I don't believe every girl needs to read such filth in order to understand there are sick monsters out there.  I have taught my daughters and sons from day one that life has monsters; I wouldn't recommend them reading this book.  I don't understand how this is written through the mind of a child.  It seems like a pervert wrote this book.  I am happy I didn't buy it!  My friend had one and that was enough.  If you want to lay awake at night and not sleep after reading a poorly written and overly graphic story about sexual rape, go right ahead.  HOW anyone can call this suspenseful is a thought I can't wrap around my head.  As a christian woman I felt disgusting.  I couldn't ever finish it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great story, feebly written! I was told by my daughter that I HAD to read this book. After I did I found myself slightly disappointed. The story is very catching, but the writing was almost unbearable. I had a hard time getting from beginning to end without getting lost, and not in a good way! I would recommend this book to anyone who likes a good story but isn’t bothered by poor writing skills! Not recommended for literature critics like myself!