From Michelle Knight-Cleveland kidnapping survivor and #1 NYT bestselling author of Finding Me-comes an inspirational book about healing and resilience, on the five-year anniversary of her escape.
Michelle Knight-now known as Lily Rose Lee-captured the world's attention in May 2013, when she and two fellow kidnapping victims were found and freed after being held for more than a decade by notorious Cleveland kidnapper Ariel Castro.
But many people are still asking: What happened after her escape? How do you re-enter society after years of abuse and isolation? How do you get past the trauma and live a happy and joy filled life? How do you learn to trust again?
In Life After Darkness, published on the fifth anniversary of her liberation, Lily describes how she managed to heal the wounds to her body, mind, and soul-wounds, she reveals, that were first inflicted even before her kidnapping. With the help of good friends and anchored by her own inner strength, she takes us with her step by step on her journey out of darkness into the light.
An inspiring story-and for anyone who has dared to hope after suffering, a guidebook to finding new purpose for a meaningful life.
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So happy to hear Lily Rose has come so far. I pray she has a lifetime of happiness & good fortune as she is most deserving. ;) excellent read, informative for others!
A Woman of Strength
Lily is beautiful inside and out. I loved Finding Me. Life After Darkness was a great update. Can’t wait for the next one!
Life after darkness
This book took me longer to read as sadly as this will sound, it read as her bragging in some parts. I can relate to her on many passages and I’m extremely sad for the hell she went through, I barely manage each day. I sometimes wish I had her will to keep going but I don’t feel the need to “brag” about it. I really hope she used her part of the money that was contributed to where she needed it and not on the many different houses she purchased. Some of her actions will have you go hmmm. I’m glad she is happily married although I’m surprised she married someone from PR & the same nationality of her captor, even visiting PR. One would think that would bring back many difficult memories of her captor and captivity. I hope she gets the opportunity to see and meet her son, she definitely deserves that! Good luck to you Lily!