A Deep Dark Secret: A Novel

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Harper Collins, Sep 29, 2009 - Fiction - 208 pages
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Kimberla Lawson Roby explores the consequences of a life-altering family trauma in A Deep Dark Secret, tackling controversy with the same storytelling brio and startling insight into human nature that made her previous books New York Times bestsellers. Leaving behind the world of philandering preacher Curtis Black and his family—featured in her acclaimed novels Too Much of a Good Thing, Love and Lies, Sin No More, and The Best of Everything—Roby enters the life of a little girl hiding A Deep Dark Secret and gets to the troubling root of an all too prevalent societal and family issue. Both groundbreaking and ultimately hopeful, this coming-of-age story is powerful, brave, and unforgettable.

 

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sexual abuse, child abuse

User Review  - Vannessagrace - Borders

A Deep Dark Secret will be a challenging read for those who are survivors of sexual abuse but it’s a very important read. Kimberla Lawson Roby does a great job at delicately telling the story of a ... Read full review

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User Review  - scoutlee - LibraryThing

A Deep Dark Secret is a disturbing novel about a young girl who is being molested by her step-father. The molestation begins when she is seven on the night her baby sister is born. Now Jillian is ... Read full review

Contents

Prologue
1
Chapter 1
5
Chapter 2
14
Chapter 3
22
Chapter 4
27
Chapter 5
32
Chapter 6
40
Chapter 7
53
Chapter 13
100
Chapter 14
112
Chapter 15
118
Chapter 16
127
Chapter 17
133
Chapter 18
141
Chapter 19
152
Chapter 20
157

Chapter 8
59
Chapter 9
66
Chapter 10
72
Chapter 11
80
Chapter 12
88
Chapter 21
168
Epilogue
176
Authors Note
181
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About the author (2009)

Kimberla Lawson Robyis the award-winning, New York Times bestselling author of the Reverend Curtis Black series as well as many other novels and novellas. She lives with her husband in Rockford, Illinois.

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