4 out 5 Stars
- Author: Dr. Lucinda Berry
Kindle Edition, 188 pages
Published September 12th 2017 by Rise Press
“We forgive murderers, not pedophiles.”
Whew! This is a very short, very intense, very sad book.
Okay. This book is about a pedophile who is still technically a child himself.
Are you still there?
If I haven’t scared you away, you will want to read this fictional account of a family in crisis. It is told mostly from Adrianne’s (the mother) POV as she tries to help her 16 year old son who is admittedly attracted to six year old girls. Ick.
Yes, it is a taboo topic, but in the knowledgeable hands of Lucinda Berry, that subject is spun into an absolutely riveting tale of love, family and motherhood. How far would you go to help your child?
I wish I could give it a 5 star rating, but there are too many cringe inducing moments in the family dynamic that I felt were milked for effect. Otherwise, the book is truly fascinating and gave me tons of new perspective on a subject I had not explored before. The writing is very fast and sucks you in immediately.
This is a book like These Violent Delights. It reads a bit like non-fiction, it is relevant, and has so much to offer in terms of educating the reader.
There is a twist that I did not see coming and I straight up cried a bit while reading. THAT doesn’t happen very often!
Reading doesn’t always have to be a guilty pleasure. Sometimes, an interesting take on a most difficult subject is just what the doctor ordered.
Thanks very much to the publisher and author for my copy. It was my pleasure to read and review SAVING NOAH.
Available now on Amazon. Saving Noah
ABOUT THE AUTHOR (From her Goodread’s bio)
Dr. Lucinda Berry’s background is as unique as her stories. She has a Ph.D. in clinical psychology, specializing in trauma and children. She is the Assistant Director of Evidence-based Practice at UCLA’s National Center for Child Traumatic Stress. She uses her clinical experience to create compelling tales that blur the lines between fiction and nonfiction. If you want to be notified of upcoming new releases, please visit: https://about.me/Lucindaberry