Tears of the Silenced:A True Crime and an American Tragedy; Severe Child Abuse and Leaving the Amish

Tears of the Silenced:A True Crime and an American Tragedy; Severe Child Abuse and Leaving the Amish

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 tragic true story. When I was six years old my family started to dress like the Amish. My sister and I were kept like prisoners on a mountain ranch where w...

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Title:Tears of the Silenced:A True Crime and an American Tragedy; Severe Child Abuse and Leaving the Amish
Author:Misty Griffin
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Kindle Edition

Tears of the Silenced:A True Crime and an American Tragedy; Severe Child Abuse and Leaving the Amish Reviews

  • Liz Kauffman
    Jan 17, 2015
    Tears of the SilencedI read your book, my heart goes out to you and your Sister.You are a true example of taking your tragedies and making them into stepping stones!I am so glad you wrote your book, the outsiders need to know being Amish is not all a bed of roses.I am so proud of you for taking a st...
  • Misty Griffin
    Jan 18, 2015
    Breaking the silence on Amish sexual abuse. My memoir about leaving the Amish...
  • Barbikat60
    Jun 14, 2015
    I wanted to cry but I couldn't. This is a powerful book about child abuse and how abusers get away with their crimes. I'm glad the author escaped her misery but my heart aches for all of those who cannot escape their tormentors. A few Summers back, I attended a demonstration against a Satmar male th...
  • John
    Aug 26, 2015
    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 ...
  • Spider the Doof Warrior
    Oct 16, 2015
    Dammit. It did not save my review! That's so annoying. I'll have to write it all over again. I swear if I have to write one more thing over again I will turn into something.Anyway, this book is painful to read. It's like trying to watch Slumdog Millionaire which I could not even handle because the c...
  • Mary
    Dec 29, 2015
    Probably not fair to rate this book, but I stopped after reading only the very beginning. Something does not feel right in the telling. I am not at all discounting the author's experience - it is her own. That said, I acknowledge my own discomfort while reading it, and that, along with the unrelenti...
  • Kymberli Ward
    Mar 29, 2016
    I give up. If this author had an horrific childhood, she has my deepest sympathies. However, this book is not only dreadful, but completely unbelievable. "Let me count the ways ..."1. Her "family" was not Amish. That she would blame that community for her trauma(s) is ridiculous and unsupported by a...
  • Jes Caruss
    Apr 07, 2016
    I wish I could give ZERO stars!What a crock of shite! For someone who "doesn't remember things well" because they fell head first into the mouth of a Dane at 4 and had suffered severe head injuries (don't even get me started on that flat out lie!) she sure remembers a lot, and in minute and graphic ...
  • Phyllis Stinson
    Jul 01, 2016
    HumWhether this is true or not, I personally have never read any such thing. I imagine rape happens every where but to believe the Amish would be that cruel to the victim and easy on the rapist is really over the top. I couldn't read it all. Just because they say it is true, doesn't make it so. ...
  • Cathi Deal
    Aug 06, 2016
    Horrifying!For years now we have romanticized the Amish as a group of people who have gone back to the basics in the most complete sense. That view almost precludes us from taking an in-depth look at what they are truly like, and some of the novels about Amish life hints at the dark side but fail to...