Breaking Silence

Breaking Silence

by Ian Wishart


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ISBN-13: 9780987657305
Publisher: Howling At The Moon Publishing Ltd
Publication date: 09/01/2011
Pages: 298
Product dimensions: 5.83(w) x 8.27(h) x 0.62(d)

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ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Anne B. for Readers Favorite "Breaking Silence" is the true story of multigenerational abuse and the impact it has on each new generation. The setting is New Zealand. The heroine is Macsyna King, a mother of murdered infant twins. I must admit ignorance to this case before reading this book. I had never heard of Ms King or the tragedy she suffered. Her background is one of abuse at the hands of those that are supposed to love and protect you, your parents. She was abandoned by her mother more than once. Her mother’s boyfriends were abusive. The more I read the more shocked I became at the plight of this intelligent and courageous young woman. She wasn’t innocent, she made grave mistakes but eventually she did learn from her many mistakes. Ms King had several children by more than one father. Each of the fathers were pretty much losers. At this point the tone of the book changes to the narrator and the court records. Ms King had prematurely given birth to twin sons. After a few short weeks they died of head injuries. Chris, the father, was ten years younger than Mac. The two individuals were tried separately; much of the testimony was often contradictory. This book is well-organized and well-written but is not an easy read. My heart ached for Mac and the abuse she grew up experiencing. Then to read about the abuse her children faced made this book doubly hard to read. The author seem very fair in his presentation of the facts. He does not attempt to depict Mac in a totally innocent light. He shares her faults, weaknesses, strengths and courage. This book throws much needed light on the plight of child abuse victims. It demonstrates the horrific effect it has on generation after generation and the need to break the bonds. "Breaking Silence" offers hope to victims everywhere.