Publication Date: December 20, 2016
When Holly Vogel discovers that her husband has been violating their five-year-old daughter, she takes the child and goes on the run. With no one to turn to, she finds a website known as “The Facility.” Will it be the answer to her prayers or a new beginning to her nightmare?
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If you are looking for books dealing with human rights, check out those that have been reviewed on this homepage. Our main post with an overview of books and movies were reviewed for human rights day 2016 will be published later. At the moment, enjoy the Rabid Reader’s Book List for Human Rights Day 2016 and make sure to visit this site later.
Contempt of Court: The Turn-of-the-Century Lynching That Launched a Hundred Years of Federalism by Mark Curriden & Leroy Phillips
Genre: nonfiction, human rights, political science, African-American studies
In 1906, a white woman was brutally raped in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Ed Johnson, a black man, was working at his restaurant job when the attack happened but was arrested and charged with the crime. When his lawyers appealed to the Supreme Court for a stay of execution and that stay was granted, local folks, led by officials, took the law into their own hands. In a history-changing move, the lynch mob faced federal legal repercussions. Ed Johnson cleared of the rape charges 100 years later. You can read the review of a “Contempt of Court” here.
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Publication Date: July 12, 2011 | Audio Release Date: September 29, 2015
After years of physical abuse, Babylon escapes her father’s home and sets out to find the people she’s heard on the radio. Purdy Fallon is a child trapped in a man’s body waiting for his mama to come home when Babylon knocks at his door. Detective Nick Grimmer is investigating a case but his heart is at home with his wife from whom he’s becoming increasingly distant.
Continue reading Relative Sanity by Martin Reaves
Publication Date: April 20, 2014
Fourteen-year-old Kate Montgomery and her mother move across the country when Kate’s father becomes abusive. Kate’s life takes a turn for the worse in Philadelphia and she soon finds herself cutting as a release from the emotional pain.
Continue reading Open Wounds by Brandon Ford
Publication Date: August 21, 2014
In a shooting rampage, Monroe Song’s husband took several innocent lives including the lives of three of her sons. In the wake of the devastation, she is less living life than managing to stay alive. Involving herself with a 24-year-old is perhaps not her best option, especially when her surviving son needs her so desperately. Like Shards of Glass is a tale of love, loss, betrayal and murder.
Continue reading Like Shards of Glass by R.H. Ramsey
Publication Date: May 20, 2014
Mazie Reynolds married one man but is living with another. She covers herself head to toe to hide the bruises and has a plan to escape knowing that each outburst has the potential to be the last she endures. When Cullen turns his anger toward their young daughter, Mazie knows it’s time to run. Can she keep ahead of Cullen and save herself and her young daughter?
Continue reading Mazie Baby by Julie Frayn
Publication Date: December 16, 2013
The people of the future United States are focused on personal development maximization. Parenting is a distraction for its growth, so when the children are infants they’re given to Proxies to raise to adulthood. So who is watching the Proxies? Chase Sterm is a Proxy Review Officer who exposes widespread abuse in the Proxy system. When that system fails, the Government is forced to send children to reprogramming centers. What comes at the end of the reprogramming may surprise everyone.
Continue reading Provoke Not the Children by Michael W. Anderson
Publication Date: May 30, 2013
[easyazon-image align=”left” asin=”B00CIWD7IK” locale=”us” height=”160″ src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41eHNc3VE3L._SL160_.jpg” width=”107″]Steve Goldblatt has had a rough childhood. His parents are abusive and his view of trusted friends is shaped by that treatment. Shadowlands
is a dark journey into the soul of an abused child.
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Publication Date: September 27, 2013
Bobby Ray, a brutal recently released ex-con in need of ready cash, thinks he’s hit the jackpot when he finds an unlocked door in the upscale Memphis suburb of Olive Branch, Mississippi. After killing her father and seriously injuring her mother, Bobby Ray takes 8-year-old Lydia Fitzgerald on the run. When Lydia’s mother comes out of her medially induced coma three days later, she has a tale to tell of help from her husband on the other side. Can a renowned doctor of parapsychology help Vanessa Fitzgerald save her daughter in time?
Continue reading A Door Unlocked by Calvin Dean