In 1985, five-year-old Victoria and her twelve-year-old brother watch helplessly as violence permeates their home. Their mother, Carolyn, suffers horrible abuse at the hands of their father, Jacob, a war veteran suffering from PTSD. He often flies into violent rages, disappears for months, and returns acting as if nothing has happened.
Desperate to be free from the situation, Carolyn attends night school in pursuit of a better life, but Jacob's actions become more and more unpredictable-and Victoria is caught in the crossfire, stalked by her father and threatened by his mistress.
As the violence and threats escalate, Carolyn becomes even more fearful for their lives and seeks refuge at the home of her aunt. But unfortunately for Victoria, her nightmare is only just beginning. And when she reaches out for help, no one believes her.
In the vein of A Child Called "It" by Dave Pelzer, Jilted is an unforgettable story of domestic and sexual trauma based on the author's actual life experiences.
This haunting tale gives voice to the deadly silence that often surrounds painful secrets of abuse far too many keep hidden from their family and loved ones.
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About the Author
Crystal P. is the mother of three children and the survivor of childhood domestic and sexual abuses.