I received this book for free from Books On The Bright Side in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.What Nobody knew by Amelia Hendrey
Published by Independently Published on 19th June 2019
Genres: Non-Fiction, Biography and Memoirs
Format: ARC, Kindle
Source: Books On The Bright Side
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Reading Challenges: Reading Challenge 2019
My story begins aged 3, when my mother abandoned me and left me with my brutal father to raise me. Nobody knew the secrets that went on inside that house, or the journey that I travelled on after leaving it, until now. This is the story of my survival.
What do you do when no one wants you?
How many people need to destroy a child until that child wants to destroy herself?
What if social services always got told a different story?
What would you do if you were in my position?
Survival is key.
I do love my non-fiction true story books and this was no different.
I think writing reviews for these books are truly the hardest because while we ‘enjoy‘ these books it’s also so wrong to ‘enjoy‘ them. Enjoy is such a bad word to describe reading these kinda books.
This book is harrowing, horrific, traumatic and gut-wrenching. When you are a child it should be fun, care-free but this is so far from that.
It all started at age 3 for Ameilia when her mother abandons her on her alcoholic father’s doorstep.
This is a real-life story of emotional, mental, physical and sexual abuse. This is a story of neglect.
This is a story of being truly and utterly let down by everyone, anyone and the system.
Ths is the start of so many so-called professionals who were build to protect children from any and all kinds of abuse that happened to her. ( unfortunately, not all that uncommon back then and still as true today)
They let her down in many ways over and over again. Jeez, there were so much evidence. So many on chances she could havtoueen helped. It’s frankly fucking disgusting, and should never ever of happened.
A unique and interesting part of this book is the official social services paperwork, police interviews and more being added.
It really does emphasise and allows this story to become even more raw and frightening. It’s incredibly emotive but some emotional stick out more than others.
Angry, sick and murderous.
Despite all she went through, I hope being able to write and share her story has helped just a little bit. And by doing so this book helps just one person.
You are an incredible strong women. Keep fighting!
Amelia is a mum and a survivor.
She wrote her book What Nobody Knew to help other people who have been through similar experiences and to educate people who are unaware of what goes on behind closed doors.
She has no previous writing experience, she’s just one person who wants to change the world for the better. She also loves cats and reading In her spare time.
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Thanks to Amelia and Sarah at @BOTBSPublicty for inviting me and having me on this blog tour.
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Reading this book contributed to these challenges:
- Reading Challenge 2019