After being separated from my mother twice in my 10 short years of life, I was more than a little excited at the prospect of being reunited with her again. Unfortunately, my elation was to be short-lived when the visits to my bedroom started. Threatening to send me away again or turn the loaded gun he kept in my wardrobe on us all, he kept my silence.
It was to be another six years until I escaped the abuse of my mother's husband and another 30 years before I was able to bring him to justice. Ironically, the one person that should have protected me and helped me fight to stop him, my mother, is still with him to this day.
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I cannot put into words the emotions I feel after reading this. I am a mother of three and I can't imagine letting anything close to this happen to my children. They are my world and I would do anything to keep them safe. Reading this just broke my heart. It made me want to take young Gladys and run away with her so she would never have to experience it. I applaud Gladys for writing this book. It couldn't have been easy to recount the horrible things that happened in her life. I'm so sorry she had to experience this. But I have every confidence she grew into a wonderful woman with wonderful children and she would never in a million years let her children go through this. It seems no matter what country we live in the systems fail us. It's so sad to know. Thank you for sharing this experience Gladys. Hopefully people will read this and it will open their eyes.
Given To Me For An Honest Review Life After Hell: Surviving Sexual Abuse by Gladys Quintal is a book that you need to make sure you have some tissue with you. This book grabs you from the beginning, holds you down on your seat and before you know it the pages are turning and turning and turning all the while with your mouth hanging open not believing what you have been reading. This book is a must read. It is the true story of Gladys Quintal and the hell she lived and went through while she was growing up. Her mother neglected both her and her brother. Then there was a stepfather ... maybe things were going to change for them. Not! This is when it all began .. the physical, mental and sexual abuse. It began when Gladys was 10 years old and finally ended when she was finally able to escape from that pervert. Her mother had always blamed her for what was going on. She always said that Gladys was the one who was flirting and wanting to have the affair with the stepfather. It was Gladys' fault not his. This book is one that will make you stop and remember when you were a child and things you might have lived through. It is written as though a child is writing it. I like that because it makes it sound like it's happening now. You are drawn in while reading the story and your tissues will be used. I gave this book 5 stars but it truly deserves many, many more. I highly recommend this book to everyone. I commend Gladys Quintal for sharing her life with us and I praise her for her strength in being a survivor not a victim. I look for more from Gladys Quintal.