The Blood on My Hands Book Review from @kleffnotes

The Blood on My Hands is an autobiographical story that focuses on the childhood years of author Shannon O’Leary. Growing up in a Catholic family during the 1960s and ’70s it would seem that she was in an upstanding family. What lurked behind the scenes thought were moments of horrific abuse and even a murder. As she shares her story she delves into the darkness that surrounded her past.

When O’Leary and her family reached out for help concerning what was happening in their home, the response from those closest to them is frighteningly unavailable. As she tries to push through and survive the trauma surrounding her readers will be in awe of the resiliency of such a young girl. As she fights to survive she also builds herself into an accomplished and powerful woman. This story, while full of tragedy, is still a powerful work that highlights the strength that we have inside ourselves to push their way through terrible moments.

O’Leary opens up so much in this story that readers will be completely absorbed in what she is sharing. There is tremendous darkness and terrible scenes that you will have to push through as you make your way through her journey alongside her. What this story does is show inspiration and perseverance in the face of something unbelievably terrible. This is not a book that you can read lightly and is something that will need time to be digested and truly appreciated. You can get your copy of The Blood on My Hands today.

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