If You Tell: A True Story of Murder, Family Secrets, and the Unbreakable Bond of Sisterhood (Unabridged‪)‬

    • 4.2 • 150 Ratings
    • $25.99

    • $25.99

Publisher Description

2021 Audie Award Nominee for Best Nonfiction Audiobook

A #1 Wall Street Journal, Amazon Charts, USA Today, and Washington Post bestseller.

#1 New York Times bestselling author Gregg Olsen’s shocking and empowering true-crime story of three sisters determined to survive their mother’s house of horrors.

After more than a decade, when sisters Nikki, Sami, and Tori Knotek hear the word mom, it claws like an eagle’s talons, triggering memories that have been their secret since childhood. Until now. 

For years, behind the closed doors of their farmhouse in Raymond, Washington, their sadistic mother, Shelly, subjected her girls to unimaginable abuse, degradation, torture, and psychic terrors. Through it all, Nikki, Sami, and Tori developed a defiant bond that made them far less vulnerable than Shelly imagined. Even as others were drawn into their mother’s dark and perverse web, the sisters found the strength and courage to escape an escalating nightmare that culminated in multiple murders. 

Harrowing and heartrending, If You Tell is a survivor’s story of absolute evil - and the freedom and justice that Nikki, Sami, and Tori risked their lives to fight for. Sisters forever, victims no more, they found a light in the darkness that made them the resilient women they are today - loving, loved, and moving on.

GENRE
Biographies & Memoirs
NARRATOR
KP
Karen Peakes
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
10:35
hr min
RELEASED
2019
December 1
PUBLISHER
Brilliance Audio
PRESENTED BY
Audible.com
SIZE
517.8
MB

Customer Reviews

Sammaxx ,

If you tell

This was an an compelling dark book. Shelly is absolutely the craziest individual I’ve ever read about. Her ability to coerce everyone around her is baffling. I would love to hear her true version of why she was the way she was. No one ever said NO to her or knocked the crap out of her.

MeAgain72461 ,

I don’t buy it.

Sorry, but I think the family had to have been involved much more than what is written. No way would those kids after they were older wouldn’t tell someone. The husband I can’t imagine any man letting their wife be so cruel to anyone and make excuses for it. I wouldn’t buy the book again. It’s just not believable. There is more to this story than has been written here.
There’s no way that small town let her write bad checks over and over. I don’t care who told the author this information.
Also, there is no WAY SHE COULD GO WITHDRAW OUT OF HER DAUGHTERS ACCOUNT AND I DONT CARE HOW SMALL THE TOWN IS.
No way did the daughter tell the police about a murder and they did nothing. I thought this book was a true story. Right.

bypath_hugo ,

Literally could not believe this story

This is such a horrifying and bizarre story. Can’t believe I hadn’t read about this before now.

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