by Barbara Grovner
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EVEN NUMBERS by Barbara Grovner, G8Visual Designs Goboi

Who better than a fly on the wall, to tell this narrative tale? After all a fly would have the best seat in the house when it comes to spying on a family, and things aren’t always as they seem, particularly in this home. After Dominga’s first husband abandoned her and their little girl, she met and married James, and she thought she’d be happy again, and for quite awhile, she was. Then things got bad…really bad!

You see, James likes little girls; he really likes little girls. He goes out of his way to pacify and indulge Dominga in her every wish so that he can spend time alone with her precious little girl. He figures Dominga will never notice as long as she has all the things she’s ever wanted. In fact, he counts on it. James loves Saturday mornings. That’s when Dominga has her regular hair appointment, and he is left alone with Olivia. Some nights, when he’s unable to get to her, because Dominga is at home, he ventures out into several different neighborhoods, lurking in the bars, hoping to meet other needy women with little girls. And when he does, he worms his way into their homes armed with drinks, drugs and empty promises; knowing that once he takes care of mother’s needs he’ll be invited in. However, he’ll only stay long enough to get what he wants. These women think he wants them, but their little girls are who he’s really after. He can’t wait to touch them, to smell them, and to use their soft tender bodies, and once he’s finished with them, he disappears from their lives.

Dominga is in denial or maybe she really doesn’t have a clue, but there is no stopping James. That is until someone steps in to make sure James will never again be able to destroy the lives of innocent women, and their little girls.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940012680327
Publisher: BAG
Publication date: 04/08/2011
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 482,356
File size: 62 KB

About the Author

Barbara Grovner is a graduate of Northeast Broadcasting School in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She has raised three children, who are grown with families of their own. She now lives in Florida where she writes full-time and enjoys the beach.

EVEN NUMBERS is a story of a young girl who was molested by her father and then ultimately raised by him. Ms. Grovner would like to keep the subject of child molestation and child rape in the forefront of our minds.

Ms. Grovner has written another novel, which is a murder mystery using Boston, Massachusetts as the backdrop. WE BELONG TOGETHER has been published in ebook form. She is currently working on her third novel, COLD SERIAL also a murder mystery about a serial killer on the loose in the streets of Boston.

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I think that this story is a great eye opener for all the women out there with small children that they are raising on their own, and looking for a mate. Like the saying goes "all that glitters aint gold" so ladies lets not assume that any man you bring home has the best intrest of your child at hand. The only person who has your childs best intrest is you. Now, with that said i could not put this book down. To me there were a few red flags and indications that something was not right with James. I just could Not believe how easy it was for this man to get away with the acts that he did it was just crazy to me, but im sure there are women out there who are just quick to let a man in. I caught myself talking to the book a few times and shaking my head and hoping this man would be caught and get what he deserved. The book was different because a fly, yes a fly told the whole story...weird huh, well i said read it because the fly does an amazing job at the end! Karma is crazy and eventually you get yours! Even when its least expected!
TMWilliams More than 1 year ago
An odd beginning, an abrupt ending, but the core of this book is more real than almost any other book I've ever read related to pedophilia and/or child molestation.   James, an emergency room doctor, has a keen eye for vulnerable women. This allows him to easily connect to single parents of young girls. After marrying Dominga, who is also someone he uses his ability to manipulate and brainwash in order to gain control of her life, James quickly begins paving the way for grooming his longstanding victim, his stepdaughter, Olivia. Both of these characters are victims of James' as he lies, cheat, and schemes through their lives and many others. This is, again, a great read about the way pedophiles work. James' thought processing, actions, reasoning, and even his means of protecting his secret are evidenced here. The impact on the various victims is demonstrated in the writing, and the plot becomes more interesting as Olivia gets older and the abuse turns into much more than just a game of Even Numbers.
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Daviel More than 1 year ago
This book is really good. As you read you start wanting to yell out (like people watching a movie at the theatres lol ). If you like LMN movies or Law&Order SVU. You would really enjoy this book. This is the type of thing that happens all around us.. the type of thing that makes you say im glad that isnt me.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
For all Mothers around the world...especially SINGLE MOTHERS! This story will bother you as it enters the mind of a Pediphile.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
How can a MOTHER be blinded like that. That has neglect written all over it. Can we say 25 to life cause I would have been tagged him.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
James is a sexual predator. His victims of choice are young, innocent girls, and he is methodical in choosing his victims. First, he seeks out single mothers who come across as being week and needy. Then he befriends them, becoming everything they could ever want in a man. Dominga is just perfect for James. She¿s the divorced mother of five year old Olivia, who is her pride and joy. After being dumped by her ex-husband when she became pregnant, Dominga never really expected to find love again. But love is almost instant when James steps into the picture. He treats her like she¿s never been treated before. She¿s so comfortable and so in love with him, she can¿t wait to introduce him to Olivia. James is very careful around Olivia during their first meeting. After all, he has to make the right impression to Dominga. The meeting goes off without a hitch, and it¿s not long before wedding bells are ringing, and James is up to his sick tricks. Brief and to the point, Ms. Grovner takes us deep inside the mind of a sexual predator. Although the story is told from a humorous viewpoint of a literal fly on the wall, there is nothing remotely funny about the seriousness of these degrading acts done to children or anyone else. I commend Ms. Grovner the seriousness of this storyline, and her desire to enlighten readers about the lives of sexual predators. The topic alone of this novel was something I found difficult to read, but for readers who enjoy graphic novels that delve into the minds of evil predators, this one is for you! Renee Williams, All the Buzz
Guest More than 1 year ago
Dominga had thought she found the love of her life with her new husband. James was a Dr. but he was also a sick pedophile who fed on the sickness of molesting young children, even one as young as the age of two. Along with the above mentioned children, he began sexually abusing his step-daughter Olivia at the age of just five years old. He told Olivia that Even Numbers was a game, a game that was just to be between them and NO ONE could ever know. He would reward her with gifts after each game, as the years progressed so did the height of sexual activity. At age thirteen Olivia ends up pregnant¿ at the same time as her mother from the same man. Dominga is so blind, she does not see or notice anything going on between the two, she also has no idea what he does when he cruises the town at night he¿s searching for more needy single women with little girls at home. Barbara Grovener¿s book, Even Numbers is told from the ¿fly on the wall¿ perspective, this book tells about the all to real happenings of sexual predators and the victims. Sexual molestation and abuse is a huge issue in this world, and Ms. Grovener only tells you the tale of one family but in reality there are uncountable numbers that still have witnessed this in their lives. James is a sick man, but it would not be the guilt that killed him, it would be something else. Sometimes the story was overly detailed but it was still a book that I couldn¿t put down. 4 Hearts
Guest More than 1 year ago
I must say that Even Numbers is a wake up call! The reader is left wondering, did this mother know her child was being molested but turned a blind eye in order to maintain her way of life. Did she sacrifice her daughter's virtue and peace of mind for her own materialistic pleasures? Barbara Grovner wrote an excellent story that will appeal to mothers and youth alike. I recommend this book be read and thoroughly discussed at dinner tables all over the world because we have to educate our kids and let them know that no matter what the abuser says, TELL ME or SOMEONE if you're being hurt! No amount of money or material wealth is worth your virtue. I am looking for this book on the big screen with Halle in the role of Dominga! Thanks for a great read, Barbara!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a great book. It is a must read and a definite eye opener. It is writtenly differently than most people would write it as it is written from a fly's point of view which is part of what I like about it. It reminds women that they need to be careful of the men they pick, pick them carefully, investigate them, do what you have to do it ensure that the right man is around your child. This book shows women what can happen when they suffer from low self-esteem and pick any man who gives them some attention. This book will have you clinging your children but it will also have you looking inwardly. All parents must read! Read and have a conversation with your children, getting counseling if you need it, whatever, just go out and buy the book!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I could NOT! put this book down. This author is a genius! Page after page was filled with so much detail and relevance that you absolutely could not get board. This book uncovers one of the biggest issues in the world and it helps those to understand why and how molestation happens and what to look for. Single mothers, we must start being mindful of the men or people that we have in our children's lives because it is our responsibility to keep them safe. READ THIS BOOK! There is sooooo much to learn from it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Overall: 4.5 stars***** Content: 5 stars ***** Flow: 4 stars**** Imagine you loved a man enough to push that tiny thought to the back of your mind that he had been molesting your daughter. Now, imagine your daughter growing into a woman and thinking that mommy's man having sex with her was just a way of life. In Barbara Grover's Even Numbers, told by a fly on the wall, James is an ER doctor and offers Dominga the world on a silver platter, and she gladly accepts it but with a hefty cost. Her daughter, Olivia. If only we could be a fly on the wall we would know the travesties that are happening to children every day. We have to protect the kids at all costs. Ask them questions, check them to make sure they are not being molested...and believe them if they say they are!! I recommend this book for all women with children. Reviewed by: ShaniReviews