Out of the Fire and into the Pan Book Review from @kleffnotes

Out of the Fire and into the Pan is a sequel to Shannon O’Leary’s The Blood on My Hands. The previous book showcased her childhood and the horrors that she dealt with her abusive home life in the 1960s and ’70s in Australia. Beyond just abuse there was also the looming darkness of murder that was kept covered up. This second book examines her life after these events and how she was able to become the adult she is now.

This story of growth in spite of adversity examines her transition to adulthood as O’Leary tries to understand social norms and her place in the world. This personal journey will look at her questions of herself, her past, and her choices in relationships. As she tries to understand the world outside of the family that raised her she will begin to grow and understand how she fits into the world around her. Ultimately she is a survivor and this story highlights her strength and resiliency.

Following her path from 1975 to 2003 readers will be able to follow O’Leary’s path in a way that is captivating. Her story will engage any reader and by being so open in her conversation of her life she is showing how you can also make it through seemingly insurmountable moments. She also takes time to discuss some of her family members and establishes a story that shows elements of growth happening for other people who were impacted by the events that seemed to pave the way for the rest of her life. You can get your copy of Out of the Fire and into the Pan today.

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