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Silent Sisters

A True Story
Narrated by: Melanie Crawley
Length: 8 hrs and 28 mins
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Summary

For over 20 years, Joanne Lee's mother kept the remains of three newborn babies hidden in her wardrobe. For the first time since exposing her mother's crimes, Joanne breaks her silence over her family's horrific ordeal.

Growing up, Joanne suffered at the hands of a violent boyfriend and controlling relatives, as her mother lapsed into a downward spiral following the breakup of her marriage. But the consequences of her mother's lifestyle turned out to be worse than Joanne could ever have imagined. She already knew about the baby buried in a shallow makeshift grave next to the family plot. But when Joanne came across a red plastic bin in her mother's wardrobe in 2009, she realised that the family home held an even more sinister secret. In Silent Sisters, Joanne will tell her story, detailing her struggle to understand her mother, to piece together the truth and give the four babies the proper burial they deserve.

©2019 Joanne Lee with Ann and Joe Cusack (P)2020 W. F. Howes Ltd

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Listened to it all in three days....

...... the Audible version is just as gripping as I imagine the print format is.
This book is an honest and open account and not just skirting around the issues. Excellent.

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  • jocelyn ackerman
  • 29-02-20

heart wrenching

this book is very well read and a great but sad story. it is like a hundred stabs to the heart. but for anyone who has grown up in a disfunctional home it is so relatable. May Heaven hold these innocent children.

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  • hemigirl
  • 04-04-20

Well written & heartfelt

Everyone has struggles in life, some more than others. This story was relatable for me and made me feel for Joanne and her siblings going through difficult family issues. Narration was excellent and was a very easy book to listen to. Well done.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 31-03-20

save your money

I wasn't captivated by the narrator. is prefer someone without an English accent. I'm not even going to finish it. wasted money.