The Children of Red Peak by Craig DiLouie

After Emily's suicide, her childhood friends meet again at her funeral for the first time in 15 years, and it brings up a lot of unresolved trauma. They were the only survivor's of a mysterious death cult that was based at Read Peak. What really happened there that day? And should they go back and …

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What Could Be Saved by Liese O’Halloran Schwarz

The Preston family live a privileged life in 1970's Thailand when their young son suddenly goes missing. Returning to America, their lives shattered, they try to go on, assuming Phillip is gone forever. But in 2019, he comes back. Is it him? And if it is, why did he never try to contact his family? …

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The Babysitter: My Summers With A Serial Killer by Liza Rodman and Jennifer Jordan

Liza, along with her younger sister, grew up spending Summers in Provincetown, where their mother would go to work and hope to catch the eye of a wealthy man. Liza's father was almost totally absent, and her mother was most likely a narcissist, but definitely abusive. Because of this, Liza was drawn to a woman …

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The Lying Life of Adults by Elena Ferrante

From the author of My Brilliant Friend, comes her latest book, set once again in Naples. Giovanna is beloved by her parents, and believes herself to be worthy and beautiful, until one day after a parent-teacher meeting, she overhears her father comparing her to Vittoria, his estranged and despised sister. Because Vittoria is practically a …

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Book Trend: Women Self-Publishing Stories of Abusive Childhoods.

I get a lot of emails from various writers and publishers asking me to talk about their book on my blog, and I noticed an interesting trend in my inbox recently. I've had quite a few requests from self published female authors who've written books about growing up in abusive homes or about the stories …

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