Living With Evil Living With Evil

Living With Evil

    • 4.5 • 333 Ratings
    • £3.99
    • £3.99

Publisher Description

Cynthia Owen grew up in Ireland, went to the local convent school, said her prayers and took her first communion with all the other girls in her class. But behind the façade of respectability lurked a hideous reality.

Cynthia was just eight years old when she was sexually abused by her father amongst others. Shortly before her eleventh birthday she was made pregnant and, minutes after giving birth to the baby, Cynthia watched in horror as her own mother murdered the tiny infant, named Noleen, by repeatedly stabbing her with a knitting needle. Cynthia’s mother then wrapped the baby girl in a plastic bag, dumped her in an alleyway and made her daughter go back to school and pretend nothing had ever happened.

After enduring many more years of rape and violence, Cynthia came forward and reported her abuse and Noleen’s death.

Finally, in 2007, after a fifteen-year legal fight to have her baby girl formally identified, the jury at the ‘Dun Laoghaire Baby’ inquest declared that the baby found dead in an alleyway thirty-four years previously was Noleen Murphy, the daughter of Cynthia Owen.

Cynthia’s is a horrific story of brutality and loss, but ultimately, it is an account of love, immense bravery and her fight for justice in Noleen’s name.

29 October

Customer Reviews

Rob Fearon ,

Living with evil!!!

What can I say, apart from having me shocked and upset, and crying with every turning page. This is a journey of a survivor! No one should EVER have to endure the amount of physical and mental abuse in the hands of both her parents! Plus other family members! Also I am so sorry for the loss of her daughter! A real eye opener into a world of evil, that thankfully I have never had to endure! This book will have you gripped from the first page! All my love and thoughts and prayers go to you Cynthia and your family and for all your loss and tragedy Throughout your childhood! I wish for you to now find peace and happiness and enjoy the rest of your life how it should of been enjoyed from the start! You are an inspiration to every woman! I'm so proud of you and thank you for sharing your story. Much love
Sarah xx


An important, heartbreaking story that needs to be told.

This was the most harrowing story I’ve ever read but it is so important that it is told, awareness needs to be raised and victims need to be raised up, listened to and respected and never torn down or ignored.
Thank you Cynthia Owen x

Karly1012 ,

100000% recommend.

This is a harrowing yet incredibly brave story. This is the first time I have gasped, cried and even covered my eyes because I found it so hard to read. This a story I will never forget.

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