By L A Westfall
Key Themes: childhood abuse, sexual abuse, depression, recovery
At the age of just five. Lindsay would plead to the man her parents called God to kill her while she slept. But like so many other prayers it was not her time to be answered. Lindsay suffered a further six more years of physical, mental and sexual abuse from her parents hands. Until at the age of eleven, she was rescued by social services and placed into care. But would Mother let go that easily! Was this poor child free to find some happiness. Or was it the start of a different sort of abuse. This a harrowing and emotional story of abuse and mental illness, it is an essential read, essential for anyone who wishes to understand how people who are abused feel, how it affects them and how they learn to cope with their experiences.
About the Author
I was born in London in the year 1962. I grew up spending most of my life in Essex, first with abusive parents then in care homes, until I was seventeen. I found fantastic foster parents who loved me like their own. I learnt to love and too be loved. I met and married a wonderful man and sixteen years later he is not only my husband, but my very best friend. Together we have a son Richard, and a daughter Nikki. Family means everything to us. I suffered with mental illness from a very young age. But with the support of my family I always come through the other side. If by writing this book I can help just one child, then reliving it would have been worth while.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I read this book in two days, I didn't put it down and sat up till early hours of the morning. What a book! well written, heart felt, UNBELIEVABLE that a mother could be that sadistic and cruel. My hat off to the author for courage, bravery and survival I wish you nothing but love and peace for the rest of your life.