In life when one thing goes wrong, it can feel like everything goes wrong. Secrets come to the surface while friendships twist out of control, romantic relationships end, and even a dear loved one can die!
In Silenced: The Overtaking Amber’s life turns to chaos when she finds out Sarah, her childhood friend dies suddenly, her stepfather reveals another devastating family secret, and her boyfriend begins pushing her away.
After all the truth comes out, Amber turns to her darkness for comfort when her worst fear becomes reality. Her secret with cutting is discovered when she loses control and ends up in the hospital. Amber’s long journey to recovery begins with a battle. While she’s fighting her way to freedom, she discovers the one love she’s been missing her entire life.
Will Amber overtake her darkness of cutting or will the darkness overtake her?
Silenced 2: The Overtaking by RaeBeth McGee-Buda
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
This is the second book in the Silenced Series. I really enjoyed it, and struggled to put it down!
Amber Brown is a very complex character, who suffers from a terrible secret - she cuts when she feels stressed or upset. I really liked her character, but wished she didn't self-harm.
This story continues from the end of the first book. Amber is devastated by the news of the death of her best friend, Sarah, and accidentally makes a fatal mistake. Her secret gets found out, but finds that Landon, her boyfriend, begins to distance himself just when she needs him the most. I really felt that Landon had been very supportive of Amber in the first book, so I was totally shocked and disappointed when he began to pull away from her. He began to act like a total jerk! I wanted to be very violent with him!
Amber, on the other hand, begins to find some answers and build her life back together. I was cheering her on! This is the story of her struggle, and how she begins to seek help. This book does have a religious aspect to it, but it is not preachy.
Depression is a silent disease that affects a lot of people in various ways. Most people have had a mild case of depression at one time or another, but others could be a danger to themselves if not helped. This book is an emotionally laden story that brings this subject into the light. Many people suffer with depression every day, and have no clue that they have it. If you suspect that you or a family member may suffer from depression, I strongly advise that help is sought as quickly as possible.
RaeBeth McGee-Buda has written a deeply touching and powerful story that is a MUST READ! I am now looking forward to reading more books by this author.
This is a fantastic book, which I highly recommend, but it also has scenes that can be disturbing for readers of a nervous disposition. - Lynn Worton
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