The Other Side: A Memoir

The Other Side: A Memoir

by Lacy M. Johnson
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The Other Side 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
J_Buckner1 More than 1 year ago
While reading this thrilling story told by Lacy M. Johnson, I knew it would be a jaw dropping experience as she tells us her horrific experience being raped.  When I first heard of this book I wasn't sure what to think at first. I have never been interested in reading about people being raped because usually it’s too much for me to handle.  I can’t imagine what I would do if I knew someone that went through something so horrific like that. So I was skeptical about reading this book because I was not sure how I would handle it.  When I first opened the book to start reading, Lacy Johnson started her story off with a jaw dropping moment to where I couldn't put the book down.  She does a fantastic job at the beginning of her story by catching the reader’s attention. She keeps this going throughout her entire book and uses great tone and imagery to keep the reader interested.  Like I said before, I am not a big fan on reading about people’s horrific experiences, but Lacy Johnson does a great job at telling the other side of things and keeping the reader glued in.  The first time we see Lacy Johnson, she is holding a two by four over her head and moving stealthy after a man kidnapped her and raped her. Her willfulness works against her as she tells no one what is going on. Though Ms. Johnson does not use the word, the reader will recognize the man as a sociopath.  The man kills Lacy Johnson’s cat and she that experience was so revolting for her, she ended up telling people that they put the cat to sleep.  She mentions that she can’t even remember when she started to believe her own lie. This shows what kind of influence this man had on Lacy and how tormenting he was towards her. I really enjoyed reading Lacy Johnson’s story and what she had to go through as she told us the other side of the story and how they tracked the man down after her rape incident.  This is a great book and I highly recommend it to anybody who is looking for a new book to read.  If you get this book, you will not be disappointed! I am not interested  in reading these types of stories but this is a must read! Lacy Johnson did a fantastic job at capturing the reader’s attention from the beginning. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Absolutely stunning. The details are horrific and yet you can't put this book down. Amazing storytelling.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Did not care for this book. Too choppy. I could not tell where she was in the story. It kept jumping around.