Scorn of Secrets

Scorn of Secrets by [B. Truly]

Madison is a regular teenager, albeit a bit shy and introverted, living with her sister and parents. That is, until her father is murdered after being unable to pay his crippling gambling debt.

Madison’s mother moves on quickly by getting an older man with two sons to marry her. They move in with them and soon Madison is starting a new school. Despite her social awkwardness, Madison befriends one of her two step brothers, Justin, and starts adjusting to her new school.

Everything is going well for Madison until one dark night she is struck by tragedy and becomes the victim of sexual assault. After that Madison is brought down by the secrets she carries and the knowledge that no one would believe her if she confessed. She embarks on a self-healing journey and, with the help of Justin, tries to cope with her new reality and the experiences she has been forced to live through.

This book is both a tragic love story and a emotional tale of survival. It will fill you with angst, anxiety, frustration, and finally- love. Reader beware, this is not an easy read. There are many emotions and situations within that can be triggering for certain people, especially victims of sexual assault, but the story always feels authentic and never offensive.

The characters are deep and realistic characters that are emotive and easy to understand. Madison is the character who goes through the biggest evolution throughout this thought-provoking story. Madison is a complex character right from the start and was someone who I consistently rooted for. On top of her introversion and shy demeanor she had to deal with the feelings that surfaced after being the victim of unspeakable acts one dark tragic night.

The plot is enthralling and the pace is good overall, but I felt that the introduction was a bit slow. The story ends on a cliffhanger, which leaves the option open for a sequel.

Scorn of Secrets is an emotionally charged young adult novel that follows an intriguing young woman through an emotional rollercoaster of events that leaves her forever changed.

Pages: 331 | ASIN: B091BR68YG

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  1. Thank you for the wonderful review!


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