This book is about a girl called Rose who suffers abuse at the hand of her Uncle George. It has been written by a ghost-writer who has the skill to show the voice of the child, and later, the adult the victim became.
The events that occurred are narrated sensitively, with the more harrowing experiences that Rose faced hinted at, in the guise of her thoughts, rather than spelt out in minute detail.
The book reads like a memoir. A story of a childhood so painful it is hard to imagine, and yet that is the reason for books like this, to make the reader realise that this sort of thing can happen to someone who is in a nice family with a good up-bringing; and indeed at the hands of people who you would least suspect.
I hope that this book helps Rose in some way, and that in sharing her story, she will help others too.
I rated this book 4 out of 5 stars.
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I received a copy of this book via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.