Not so and as I read the tale I realized how many, people not books, may be out there. Things happen in homes we never know because like Mom always said, "You don't air your dirty laundry".
Having come from an non-abusive family, it is difficult for me to understand but Ms Plain told the story well. For insight and an easy to read tale of domestic horror and triumph, try it.
This is not my normal type of reading but I buy my books at Salvation Army at a bargain price. Then I donate them back to a local resale shop who helps abused people improve their lives with safe houses, products and services available. Now, that's kinda weird that this book is going there. I hope it helps someone to break away and begin anew.
I lean toward horror, mystery, and suspense novels. Also I enjoy educational books, spiritual and real history. I finish every book I begin...which sometimes is horrible torture but most times a delight.
What are you reading?