Tears of the Silenced: A true crime and an American tragedy; severe child abuse and leaving the Amish Review

  • One freezing morning in early March I made a dash for a tiny police station in rural Minnesota. I was a frightened Amish girl with nowhere to go, a second-grade education and no ID or social security card. Based on the Author’s tragic true life story.

  • When I was six years old my family started to live and dress like the Amish. A few years later we moved to a mountain  ranch where my sister and I were subjected to almost complete isolation, sexual abuse, and extreme physical violence. We knew that no rescue would ever come because only a handful of people even knew we existed and they did not know us well enough to care.
  • In my late teens, my parents feared we would escape and took us to an Amish community where we were adopted and became baptized members.I was devastated to once again find myself in a world of fear, animal cruelty and sexual abuse. Going to the police was severely frowned upon. A few years later I was again sexually assaulted, I knew I had to get help and one freezing morning in early March I made a dash for a tiny police station in rural Minnesota. As a result, I found myself plummeted into the strange modern world with only a second-grade education and no ID or social security card.
  • Pictures of the author as a teenager and after leaving the Amish. goo.gl/sHvICm

  • Author’s NotePlease never turn a blind eye towards child abuse or think someone else will report it. That is what happened in my case and no one ever reported. After the fact, some individuals came forward and admitted they had thought about it, but ultimately never did. You could be that child’s last chance, be a hero and report ( National Child Abuse Hotline  1-800-422-4453)– Misty Griffin

Check Out What Readers Said about Kindle/eBook!

“I am not sure whether to consider this a novel based on several actual abuse cases, or if its an autobiographical account with lavishly embellished events created in the authors mind to demonize and project her past abuse onto the Amish with impunity because the Amish are not very likely to dispute her story. The public is not very likely to actually demand facts but far too many will read it and take it at face value with out question” By J P Miller

“This was a well written book. I too did not think about was is seen and what is not seen which is the reality.
This book makes you think when you see a child and to be more observant. I think, does that child need my help?” By Kathy

GET eBook Now

Product Details

Author: Misty Elaine Griffin
Kindle price: Paperback $12.31
Paperback: 456 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 2 edition (December 22, 2014)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1505679443
ISBN-13: 978-1505679441
Product Dimensions: 7 x 1 x 10 inches
Shipping Weight: 2.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (1,066 customer reviews)
Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #46,156 in Books

When Darkness Reigns Review

  • Tony Estrada somehow managed to avoid the bloody gang culture of his neighborhood. Never arrested, at eighteen he enlisted in the Army on a three-year stint. Honorably discharged, he came home. He hadn’t been there a month before his arrest, the night that changed his life forever. A veteran turned prisoner-serving life; Estrada was convicted of murder and plunged into the dark world of the Mexican Mafia, serving time in the meanest prison in California. With no one to trust, Tony was sustained by his faith and a deep, abiding sense of his own innocence. Desperate, Estrada caught the attention of a renegade legal team daring enough to risk themselves in a heroic fight for justice. This a a story of honor defeating corruption, of redemption conquering despair, and truth overwhelming deceit.

 

 

 

 

Check Out What Readers Said about Kindle/eBook!

“This book grabbed me from the first page, and held my attention for the two days it took me to read it. It’s a fantastic read. Even more important, it is multi-dimensional and touches on areas unusual for a non-fiction book about an infamous homicide in Santa Barbara. Weeks after reading it, I’m still mulling over the lessons it teaches about our criminal justice system, our prisons, and the individuals caught up in them. The people I came to respect and admire in the pages of this book are not ones I’d probably ever become acquainted with, and I’m grateful the author introduced them to me through this work. I am purchasing additional copies of this book to give to several friends and people who should know this story.” By Robin R

“Excellent book. We can all learn something from the faith of Tony Estrada. I envy his faith in Jesus Christ and will hopefully remember his example when I face adversity. Mr Dunn does an exceptional job of presenting the case. It is easy to see why he is such a successful attorney. Once you start reading be ready to be enthralled and hooked until the end.” By D. LeBlanc

GET eBook Now

Product Details

Author: Philip Remington Dunn
Kindle price: Paperback $12.99
Paperback: 234 pages
Publisher: Philip Dunn (May 26, 2016)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0997155000
ISBN-13: 978-0997155006
Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 0.6 x 8 inches
Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars See all reviews (53 customer reviews)
Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #123,580 in Books

Trusting Evil Review

  • During the summer of 1966, Richard Franklin Speck, a twenty-two year old Ordinary Seaman, waiting for a berth aboard a merchant ship, murdered eight student nurses inside a townhouse in South Chicago, shocking the surrounding hardworking, religious community to its very core. Twenty years later, Carly Rocket and her business partner, Mike Holtzer, find themselves inside Stateville Correctional Facility hired to cast extras for a Hollywood movie. Unbeknownst to Carly, Speck is one of Stateville’s inmates. His infamous murders took place only blocks from her childhood home leaving her with deep emotional scars. Discovering that Speck is enjoying his life behind bars, Carly is outraged and conspires with a guard to make a video tape of Speck’s uninhibited life in an attempt to change prison regulations. But it backfires, and suddenly Carly finds herself in danger of becoming Speck’s ninth victim.

Check Out What Readers Said about Kindle/eBook!

“I’ve read this book! I found it chilling and fascinating, and the characters are ones you won’t soon forget. I totally identified with the “young” version of the heroine…anyone will who remembers when the Speck murders took place. This is a well written, haunting story and Mary Leo has handled this horrific tale in an amazing way–I think she’s the only one who could have writting this story, this way. Warning: you won’t want to stop reading once you start!” By Janet Wellington

“Leo does a great job of creating a drama filled fictional story with a chilling historical backdrop. Trusting Evil is a page turner. I was repulsed by Richard Speck and could genuinely feel Carly’s pain and guilt. This book is passionate, it is scary and it is romantic, I highly recommend it.” By Veronica M Banghart

GET eBook Now

Product Details

Author: Mary Leo
Kindle price: Paperback $12.00
Paperback: 218 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 2 edition (March 14, 2014)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1497335841
ISBN-13: 978-1497335844
Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.6 x 9 inches
Shipping Weight: 13.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars See all reviews (45 customer reviews)
Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #532,090 in Books