"Gripping and hard to put down." - Karin, Monster Ivy Book Club Reviewer
"Although the subject of child abuse is heartbreaking, the author manages to weave a thread of optimism and hope through the misery." - Linda, Reviewer
"Wowza! I finished in 24 hours." - Toni, Reviewer
There's safety in silence...
Fifteen-year-old Cora Snow has a secret only her "Daddy" and her journal know about. Aside from Daddy, the only people Cora talks to are her teachers and imaginary friends. She obeys all of Daddy's commands, like calling him "Daddy," to keep him happy, and herself alive. Besides, it's the only normal she's ever known.
She's content in her bubble until one day her journal goes missing at school. In order to keep her secret, Cora is forced to befriend the students most likely behind the theft. Since she's never been friends with humans before, it makes acting naturally with them that much harder.
Soon, threats appear--blackmailing things like test answers and money in exchange for the journal. Cora has to break all the rules she's lived to keep her and Daddy's secret safe. His stormy moods add to the difficulty of meeting the blackmailer's demands, often getting her sent to timeout, aka a locked basement.
If Cora can't track down the blackmailer and destroy the journal, Daddy will get sent to jail, and if he has time, send Cora six feet under.
Not my normal read. But my normal tv show in book form!
So I happen fellow Monster Ivy Publishing. And I heard about this book. So I thought I need to try this one. Wowza! I got the book and finished it in 24 hours. It is a amazing story! The details and the emotions are so real on all fronts. It is like a criminal minds episode and it’s my fave. This book is like that show on over load. The details we miss in the show are all here. The little things that make it real and possible are all there for everyone to read. I Loved this book. It takes you somewhere strange, but brings you back to the beauty and hope of life.
Thank you! You are an awesome writer! Looking for the next one!
Wow. Super deep.
For someone coming from a similar but different background I found myself crying, laughing and falling in love with everything Nora did. I felt the emotions which literally lead me to binge reading it to the end! Within 24 hours I’m definitely wanting more. Keep up the great work and deep reads. 10/10
I read this book all in one sitting. It was captivating and I couldn’t put it down. It had me questioning everyone the entire time. I loved this book and would definitely recommend it!