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  • See What You Made Me Do

    Power, Control and Domestic Abuse

    by Jess Hill ...
    Domestic abuse is a national emergency: one in four Australian women has experienced violence from a man she was intimate with. But too often we ask the wrong question: why didn’t she leave? We should be asking: why did he do it?Investigative journalist Jess Hill puts perpetrators – and the systems that enable them – in the spotlight. See What You Made Me Do is a deep dive into the abuse so many ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Mummy, Please Don’t Leave

    by Casey Watson ...
    A heartbreaking true story of a broken family and the foster carer who wants to keep them together…The Watsons are no strangers to sibling placements but when Casey takes the call from her supervising social worker one frosty January morning, she can instantly tell from the tone of her colleague’s voice that there’s a complicated case ahead.And she’s right. A four-day-old baby boy called Tommy – ... Read more

    $8.99 AUD

  • Tears of the Silenced

    An Amish True Crime Memoir of Childhood Sexual Abuse, Brutal Betrayal, and Ultimate Survival

    by Misty Griffin ...
    A “stunningly written memoir” that takes you on the journey of a child abuse and sexual assault survivor turned activist. Photo Gallery included (Medium).A #1 Bestseller in Cults & Demonism and Parenting & RelationshipsWhen Misty Griffin was six years old, her family started to live and dress like the Amish. Misty and her sister were kept as slaves on a mountain ranch and subjected to almost ... Read more

    $21.11 AUD

  • The Boy in the Cellar

    Stephen Smith is the boy who did not exist.Born out of wedlock in the early 1960s, Steve's parents hid him away from the world by locking him in the cellar...for thirteen years.Starved and beaten, the little boy's world was a darkened room that measured just eight feet by ten with a single makeshift bed, bare light bulb, and a solitary table. Steve would spend his days conjuring up an imaginary ... Read more

    $8.79 AUD

  • Tressa - The 12-Year-Old Mum: My True Story

    'Nobody knew the truth. For all those years while people judged me, I protected those closest to me. Now it's time for the real story to be told. It's time for healing and forgiveness.'Tressa Middleton made UK history when she became Britain's youngest mum in 2006 aged just 12 years and 8 months. Her case provoked shock and outrage - but the truth behind the headlines was far sadder than anyone ... Read more

    $8.79 AUD

  • Look What You Made Me Do

    The most emotional, gripping gut punch of a thriller of 2021

    by Nikki Smith ...
    'Creepy and unsettling - a tense, toxic read that will wrong-foot you at every turn' CHARLOTTE DUCKWORTHTwo people can keep a secret . . . if one of them is dead.Sisters Jo and Caroline are used to hiding things from each other. They've never been close - taking it in turns to feel on the outside of their family unit, playing an endless game of favourites.Jo envies Caroline's life - things have ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD

  • The Girl with the Suitcase

    The True Story of a Little Girl with Nowhere to Call Home. A Devoted Foster Carer who Changes her Life Forever.

    by Angela Hart ...
    Why will nobody give little Grace a home? Foster carer Angela is determined to find the answer.Shunned by her mother, ten-year-old Grace has spent most of her childhood in care, moving from one foster home to the next. Each placement breaks down due to her ‘disruptive' behaviour, yet Grace seems such a friendly and well-meaning little girl. Specialist foster carer Angela is determined to help end ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • The Courage to Heal

    A Guide for Women Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse

    First published in 1988, the groundbreaking The Courage to Heal: A Guide for Women Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse has been completely revised, updated, and expanded for its 20th Anniversary edition. Considered "a classic" and "the bible of healing from child sexual abuse," this inspiring, comprehensive and compassionate guide provides a map of support of the healing journey and a lifeline for ... Read more

    $23.02 AUD

  • The Secret Sister

    A compelling suspense novel about family and secrets

    by M. M. DeLuca ...
    How far would you go for family?Anna’s done bad things before. Neglected and unloved as a child, she had to do whatever it took to keep herself and her little sister, Birdie, safe. But the worst thing she’s ever done is let her sister walk out of a diner when they were teenagers. She would never see her sister again.Years later, and Anna is a new person. After a whirlwind romance, she’s married ... Read more

    $1.99 AUD

  • The Narcissist in Your Life

    Recognizing the Patterns and Learning to Break Free

    by Julie L. Hall ...
    A highly illuminating examination of narcissistic personality disorder (NPD) and its insidiously traumatic impact on family members and partners. Packed with insight, compassion, and practical strategies for recovery, this is a must-read for survivors and clinicians alike.Narcissistic personality disorder (NPD) has a profoundly dehumanizing effect on those subject to its distortions, manipulations ... Read more

    $22.99 AUD

  • How Do You Like Me Now?

    the hilarious and searingly honest novel everyone is talking about

    by Holly Bourne ...
    'The most perceptive book I have ever read about the female interior' DOLLY ALDERTON'Identifiable, heart-breaking and wickedly funny. I'd say this is one of my favourite books of the year**'** GIOVANNA FLETCHER'Bourne holds a mirror up to contemporary aspiration' SUNDAY TIMES*****Everyone wants to be Tori Bailey.A straight-talking, bestselling author, she's ... ... Read more

    $2.99 AUD

  • Never Call Me Mummy Again

    The heartbreaking but inspiring true story of a childhood of abuse, and finding a way out of the darkness.Peter was just a toddler when his mother tragically died after trying to abort a child they simply couldn't support.When his father swiftly replaced her with his mistress, Peter made the mistake of calling her 'Mummy'. Dragged outside, trampled on and shouted at, Peter never made that mistake ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • I Miss Mummy: The true story of a frightened young girl who is desperate to go home

    by Cathy Glass ...
    Cathy Glass, the no.1 bestselling author of Damaged, tells the story of the Alice, a young and vulnerable girl who is desperate to return home to her mother.Alice, aged four, is snatched by her mother the day she is due to arrive at Cathy's house. Drug-dependent and mentally ill, but desperate to keep hold of her daughter, Alice's mother snatches her from her parents' house and disappears.Cathy ... Read more

    $9.99 AUD

  • Too Scared to Cry

    A True Short Story

    A digital short story from author and foster carer Maggie Hartley. Also contains a sneak peek chapter from Maggie's highly anticipated debut memoir, TINY PRISONERS.Brothers Ben and Damien are shockingly quiet when they arrive on Maggie's doorstep. They don't shout or play like normal three and four year olds. They hardly dare make a sound, so much have they been conditioned to be 'seen and not ... Read more

    $1.99 AUD

  • Where's My Daddy?

    by Zoe Jones ...
    This book is to help those who have fled emotionally abusive relationships and now there is no contact between the father and child. Written based on my own personal experience of trying to find a way to explain why my son's dad suddenly wasn't there anymore, and why we left. I searched and searched for books that would help me but couldn't find anything that was relevant. So, after speaking to ... Read more

    $7.69 AUD

  • The Boy Who Was Raised as a Dog

    And Other Stories from a Child Psychiatrist's Notebook -- What Traumatized Children Can Teach Us About Loss, Love, and Healing

    In this instant classic of developmental psychology, a renowned psychiatrist examines the effect that trauma can have on a child, reveals how PTSD impacts the developing mind, and outlines the path to recovery.What happens when a young brain is traumatized? How does terror, abuse, or disaster affect a child's mind -- and how can that mind recover? Child psychiatrist Dr. Bruce D. Perry has helped ... Read more

    $13.99 AUD

  • A Family For Christmas

    When a tragic accident scars a family, will it take a miracle to heal them?

    series A Maggie Hartley Foster Carer Story
    When foster carer Maggie Hartley meets Sean and Sheila, they're facing every parent's worst nightmare. A split-second decision to leave toddler Edward alone for a few short minutes results in a tragic accident, and Edward is left fighting for his life. He survives, but is tragically left severely brain damaged.Wracked with guilt, destroyed by blame and struggling to accept that their perfect ... Read more

    $2.99 AUD

  • His Missing Wife

    A compelling, edge-of-your-seat thriller

    The wife has vanished. The husband looks guilty. But nothing is as it seems.When James calls the police to his home, they’re immediately suspicious. The kitchen looks like a clear crime scene with broken glass and blood on the polished floors. His wife’s blood.But his wife, Tessa, is very much alive. Tessa has plans for her husband. She’s going to make him pay for the things he’s done and the ... Read more

    $4.99 AUD

  • Like Mother, Like Daughter

    A gripping and twisty psychological thriller exploring who your family really are

    by Elle Croft ...
    'Utterly absorbing and thought-provoking' Caz Frear'What a premise, and packed with suspense' Victoria Selman'A dark, delicious triumph' Niki MackayIf what they said was true, then the grotesque and the monstrous ran in her blood. It was imprinted within her very core, her DNA, a part of every cell in her body.Kat's children are both smart and well-adjusted. On the outside... ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • A Desperate Cry for Help

    Rejected by her family, Meg is lashing out. And now Maggie and her other foster children are in danger…

    series A Maggie Hartley Foster Carer Story
    Twelve-year-old Meg arrives at Maggie's after a fire destroys the children's home she's been living in. Terrified and having lost most of her possessions, Maggie must work hard to make the vulnerable young girl feel at home.But traumatised by the fire, and angry and vulnerable, having been put into care by her mother, Meg is lashing out at everyone around her.Can Maggie reach this damaged little ... Read more

    $2.99 AUD

  • Giving In: Surrender Trilogy Book 2

    by Maya Banks ...
    series Surrender #2
    For fans of E. L. James, Sylvia Day, J. Kenner and Meredith Wild**. Are you ready to surrender to the powerful sensuality and erotic romance of No. 1 New York Times bestselling author Maya Banks and her sensational trilogy?**Kylie sees the way Jensen looks at her. The dark promise in his eyes. That rough edge of dominance she knows he possesses. But dominance is the one thing that frightens her ... Read more

    $4.99 AUD

  • Fred & Rose

    The Full Story of Fred and Rose West and the Gloucester House of Horrors

    by Howard Sounes ...
    AS FEATURED ON THE NEW PODCAST 'UNHEARD: THE FRED & ROSE WEST TAPES'FRED & ROSE IS THE DEFINITIVE ACCOUNT OF THIS INFAMOUS CASE - NOW UPDATED WITH A POSTSCRIPT FROM THE AUTHORFred and Rose West are virtually unique in British criminal history: a husband and wife who loved and killed together.During their long relationship, the Wests murdered a series of you... ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • Please, Let Me Go

    The Horrific True Story of a Girl's Life In The Hands of Sex Traffickers

    ‘I was trapped.I’d been raped so many times, abused by hundreds, if not thousands. They could have left every door open and it would have made no difference. And I always came back –they always brought me back.’From the age of 14, Caitlin was controlled, raped, sold and passed on to new gangs across the UK over and over again. Her abusers were blatant in their attacks upon her, often collecting ... Read more

    $11.54 AUD

  • The Lost Boy

    A heartbreaking, powerful short story from Britain's most-loved foster carer, perfect for fans of Cathy Glass and Casey Watson.'An amazing inspiration' 5* Reader Review'Maggie has yet again proved how valuable she is to vulnerable children and young people.' - 5* Reader Review'Brilliant Read' - 5* Reader ReviewTeenager Carl arrives on foster carer Maggie Hartley's doorstep f... ... Read more

    $4.99 AUD