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Summary

In this shocking memoir, Cassie Moore gives a very open and honest description of how she suffered and survived a lifetime of abuse. She describes the sexual, physical and emotional abuse she suffered at the hands of her stepfather and mother, who then sold her into marriage at the age of 16; the heartbreak she suffered when she naively left her 22 month old baby behind when she fled to London with the man she fell in love with, only to be abused by him for a further 23 years; the self-loathing, depression and despair she felt during those lonely years; and the enormous sacrifices she had to make to save herself and start a new life.

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brilliant book

this was a fabulous book. I highly recommend it. A touching and powerful memoir. I thoroughly enjoyed the book. As a child abuse survivor I could relate to a lot in it.

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Moving, horrifying and requires patience

This book is very important. There is such honesty within this story that it is invaluable for society and should be read by everyone to raise awareness. I have a deep sympathy for the protagonist but on a selfish level I found this incredible frustrating to listen to. Just when you think things cannot get any worse, another disaster is around the corner.

There were points when I was actually shouting out loud at the audiobook in the car, finding it almost unbearable and unbelievable. The disaster-movie type story continues right up to the bitter end without relief really at any point.

Do not read if you are in a fragile state of mind.

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amazing

truly amazing couldn't stop listening till the book was finished where I cried for her and me

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Did you hear me cryimg?

This book is heart breaking. Cassie is a brave and should be proud of what she has achieved.

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taught me a lesson

made me go home and read that bed time story to mý own kids for that little bit longer and made me feel very greatful with my own life. no matter how hard things may get i just think of what thos poor women went through. very good book.

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Great Story, poor narration

As above I struggled with the narration of this, it was so monotone and what is with the background noise? Very off putting.

Other than that the story was great.

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Harrowing tale

Heart reaching tale of domestic abuse and cruelty bordering on slavery I harrowing sad tale

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Awful Naration

The absolutely awful narration spoilt this book so much for me. There was no emotion in her voice and the pitch didn’t change at all and no pauses for punctuation.
If the story hadn’t kept me so engaged I would have given up.
In summary the narration let a very good book down terribly.

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  • Scott W. Bollig
  • 28-05-17

Amazing

This was an amazing story, I cannot imagine going through what she did. The narrator did a wonderful job, I spent any extra time I had listening to the book. Well done Cassie, well done. Thank you for sharing your story.

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  • My Personal Credit Union
  • 21-07-18

Did you hear me crying?

this is a very heart breaking story, it brings out so many questions of how anyone could ever harm a child. I would strongly recommend to anyone.
Put a light to things that happen in our world behind closed doors to our children.

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  • Aaron W.C.
  • 20-05-18

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This book is highly recommend to survivors of child abuse and domestic violence. Reading what happened to Cassie Moore helped me to better understand the child abuse I endured and to heal.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 17-05-18

Not impressed.

Not my favorite!! it was a good story but seamed rushed , I think she should have taken her time and even seen a professional before writting this book.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 13-04-18

wonderful

loved it! Will kiss and hug my babies extra tonight so they know they are loved

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  • Carissa
  • 15-09-17

very sad and frustrating

The author's story is a very sad one as a strong minded loud women, it was hard listening to how long men abused this poor women, but i did enjoy listening to it.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 25-07-17

sad but wonderful story of an overcomer

loved this book. brave soul, lovely auther. what a story. would recomend to anyone who thinks they cant go on you can overcome.

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  • david
  • 07-07-17

Well I guess its just another memoir.

Just the same thing as most memoirs, but its ok little boring at some points.

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  • Johlene
  • 26-06-17

Proof that there will always be hope. What an incredibly sad story but with a beautiful ending!

Recommended to anyone whom has gone through either emotional or physical abuse. Nobody deserves this treatment ever!