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Divulgence

Narrated by: Michelle Marie
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Fifteen-year-old Cole McCabe hides his secret well. Six years of sexual abuse and now, a murder. Fear and shame have kept him quiet, but when Cole finds out one of his parents knew what was happening to him and did nothing to stop it, he devises a plan to humiliate and hurt them, just like he was for so long.  

Will they confess their deepest, darkest sin to save the life of their only son, knowing it will destroy their own?

©2015-2018 Christine Copper (P)2019 Christine Copper

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Dark and personal story. Narration not so good

The story is so incredibly brutal yet so very personal that it really got to me. Once I started listenin I really could not stop. Even after I stopped listening to the book I kept thinking about it for hours, well then you got one great book! It is well paced and the plot is great.

I had a hard time getting into the book in the beginning because of the narration. It felt a bit robotic and because of that I had a hard time feeling the emotions the book contains at times. But I got more used to the narrator at some point.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review

But wow. What a book. I will recommend this book to my friends and collegues.

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  • Melissa and Josh
  • 24-04-19

An Emotional Ride

I received a free copy of this audiobook in exchange for an honest review.

Lately, I’ve been wanting to get out of my element when it comes to reading/listening to my usual genres. So, I’ve been on the lookout for something different, and ding, ding! Here it was. This was such an emotional journey for me as the reader. I felt so attached to Cole and wanted to help him out of his crappy situation. It was horrible, but in a good way, learning what all he had been through, finding out that his mother knew the whole time, and then smiling at the end when she disappeared. I really had hoped that she would have died somehow. I guess disappearing was better than nothing. This was a sad, pull-you-in-and-hold-you-tightly-in-suspense, fast-paced story. I loved it.

I wasn’t sure about the narrator in the beginning, but overall, I think she did a great job. She helped add in this extra innocence to Cole that really pulled the heart strings when she spoke for his character.

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I didn't understand how Cole's mother could have been so stupid that even after seeing something she knew wasn't right (her father having sex with her brother), she still went ahead and believed that her brother was a homosexual and her father was only helping him. I guess you have to be in that situation...until then you won't know how you'll act?! Maybe?

Why didn't she try to kill her father? Like even as an old man, she could have pushed him down the stairs, but she doesn't do anything. Instead, she allows her father to continue raping Cole, knowing what he was doing. I think the worst part for me when Cole's mother tried to blame Cole. Wow!

When Jared's body is found, it's described as being some bones in clothing. How would he have been bones already given only a couple of months (at most) had passed?

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  • Rebecca Azizov
  • 16-04-19

dark and cruel

such a wonderful unusually cruel story I can't imagine stories like it is and then I understand they actually are part of our daily news and it's difference to listen to books that tells you a personal story a cruel story the book was mesmerizing and very very interesting I just loved it

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  • chaoticangel38
  • 20-05-19

Dark subject, interesting read!

This book broaches some very dark subjects. Not only child molestation, but incest. The writing was good and the writer was able to keep me interested until the end. There were just a few things I didn't care for. I know some mothers do know that things like this go on with their children and they remain silent. But with this particular book, I just can't fathom why this mother would continue to believe her brother and her son were homosexual and her dad was trying to "help" them. Unless she was mentally challenged, by the time she reached adulthood, she would know better than that. Other than this one problem, I did enjoy reading this book. I was glad this had a happy ending.
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  • Layla
  • 16-05-19

Not for everyone.

This book is not for everyone and it deals with sensitive subjects.
I felt sorry for Cole and wanted to hug him. I also ended up hating his mother. I felt she buried her head in the sand. I would have liked her pov, just so I know what is going on in her brain when she found out about the abuse. Unfortunately, there are people like her, so it was not a big surprise that she did what she did. Of course there are people who are a lot worse but it still does not excuse her for turning a blind eye.
This book is an emotional roller coaster. If you are into this sort of thing then this is for you. I thought it was really well written.

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  • tmsmith
  • 30-04-19

Hard to listen to, yet I could not stop!


I would say to make sure you read the blurb before purchasing this read. It deals with some dark subject matter.

That being said, I could not stop listening to it, devouring it in one sitting. Divulgence was a roller coaster of twists and turns amidst the cruelty the main character suffered. Very well plotted and paced. The narrator, Michelle Marie did a great job keeping me in the story. Now I am curious about the Christine Copper's other audiobooks.

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  • Ashley Hedden
  • 27-04-19

Good Read

Divulgence was a good read by Christine Copper. Cole is fifteen years old and does his best to hide his secrets. He has been abused for six years by his grandfather. After Cole is hurt and he finds out that one of his parents knew about the abuse. He will stop at nothing for them to confess their secret, even make them believe his life is in jeopardy. I thought this was a great read and I can't wait to read more by Christine Copper.

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