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Tears of the Silenced: A True Crime and an American Tragedy; Severe Child Abuse and Leaving the Amish

Tears of the Silenced: A True Crime and an American Tragedy; Severe Child Abuse and Leaving the Amish

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This memoir is based on the true life story of Misty Griffin, a severely abused girl that was held captive by her parents until she was almost 19 years old.

In this courageous account the author draws the reader into her terrifying life as a severely abused child and the confusion she felt when her stepfather forced the family to start dressing and living like the Amish. In the following years, Misty and her sister endured a childhood of physical and sexual abuse on an isolated ranch. They were not allowed to go to school or talk without raising their hands. If they did not meet their work quotas throughout the day they were severely beaten.

At the age of eighteen, Misty attempted to escape and a few months later she and her sister were taken to an Amish community where they were adopted and became baptized members. For three and a half years Misty lived as a young Amish woman and in accordance with Amish tradition, she was silent about the abuse she witnessed and endured. Then one morning after a brutal sexual assault she found herself running again and this time she made it to the police station. Shaken and confused she filed a sexual assault report against the bishop of her church. Her life was about to change forever and the strange modern world was almost as frightening as the abusive situation she was fleeing.

Tears of the Silenced is both horrifying and inspirational. Today, twelve years later, Misty is a wife, nursing student, and one of the leading voices for child abuse awareness in the United States.

Title:Tears of the Silenced: A True Crime and an American Tragedy; Severe Child Abuse and Leaving the Amish
Edition Language:English
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Number of Pages:443 pages
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    Tears of the Silenced: A True Crime and an American Tragedy; Severe Child Abuse and Leaving the Amish Reviews

  • John

    I am not sure whether to consider this a novel based on several actual abuse cases, or if its an autobiographical account with lavishly embellished events created in the authors mind to demonize and p...

  • Misty Griffin

    Breaking the silence on Amish sexual abuse. My memoir about leaving the Amish...

  • Spider the Doof Warrior

    Dammit. It did not save my review! That's so annoying. I'll have to write it all over again. I swear if I have to write one more thing over again I will turn into something.Anyway, this book is painfu...

  • Kymberli Ward

    I give up. If this author had an horrific childhood, she has my deepest sympathies. However, this book is not only dreadful, but completely unbelievable. "Let me count the ways ..."1. Her "family" was...

  • Jes Caruss

    I wish I could give ZERO stars!What a crock of shite! For someone who "doesn't remember things well" because they fell head first into the mouth of a Dane at 4 and had suffered severe head injuries (d...

  • Cathi Deal

    Horrifying!For years now we have romanticized the Amish as a group of people who have gone back to the basics in the most complete sense. That view almost precludes us from taking an in-depth look at ...

  • Barbikat60

    I wanted to cry but I couldn't. This is a powerful book about child abuse and how abusers get away with their crimes. I'm glad the author escaped her misery but my heart aches for all of those who can...

  • andrew y

    andrew's adventure in kindle unlimited-eligible titles, part 5:well, here it is. the top choice eligible for kindle unlimited, the obvious pinnacle of quality in the field.Trigger Warning: Expand the ...

  • Mary

    Probably not fair to rate this book, but I stopped after reading only the very beginning. Something does not feel right in the telling. I am not at all discounting the author's experience - it is her ...

  • Liz Kauffman

    Tears of the SilencedI read your book, my heart goes out to you and your Sister.You are a true example of taking your tragedies and making them into stepping stones!I am so glad you wrote your book, t...