The prompt for today was to write a book review of a book that I recently read. I highly recommend the book When Tears Leave Scars by Allison K. Dagney.
I recommend this book only if you are healed. You may have to read it in multiple sessions if you are not healed, as these relatable scenes can be a bit triggering. I read it in two sessions, I could not put it down! This is Allison’s story of looking great to the outside world, but her battle of physical and emotional torment inside her own home, at the hands of her abusive partner. Reading this book runs you through a gamut of emotions — especially if you’ve experienced coercive control and verbal, emotional, and even physical and financial abuses. It is, however, a story of incredible triumph! She is a true survivor and inspiration!
Curious about reading this book? I have an Amazon affiliate page, which features her under “Survivor Stories:” https://www.amazon.com/shop/thedvwalkingwounded
Hers is one I often recommend, as an example of an inspirational survivor story!
Thank you for sharing – I’ll have to take a look at it, though it sounds like a painful read!
Her story is definitely compelling and well-written, it could just take you back to feelings and happenings that you just may not want to visit.
It’s so brave for her to share such a painful story. This will help a lot of people realize that they’re not alone.
She’s amazing and very selfless!
This certainly sounds like a painful book to read for many, but also it could help with healing too. I am glad to hear that it ends in incredible triumph!!
It’s a “must read” for any survivor of DV!
I particularly appreciate your discussion of the book’s themes of trauma and resilience. I think you captured the book’s message very well, and I found your own experiences to be very relatable.
I’m glad you found my review helpful! I think this is a great book, even if you’ve never experienced abuse…this book definitely makes you feel what she was going through. I recommend this book to all!