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Updated: Mar 19, 2019

Saving Noah

Lucinda Berry

Rating: ****

Ever since Noah was a baby, his mother Adrianne has always told him that she 'will love you no matter what'. However, when he confesses to molesting 6 year old girls at his swim class, the very core of that mantra is tested as Adrianne watches her world, her marriage and her son fall apart around her.

Saving Noah is a difficult read; it's heart breaking in places and utterly frustrating in others but it is an interesting insight on a very taboo and not well documented subject from an author who is a trauma psychologist. The first person narrative, mainly through Adrianne's eyes takes you on a roller-coaster journey of motherhood and it isn't afraid to pull punches. It's a fast-paced story with twists and turns that doesn't let up to the very end which makes it hard to put down. I wouldn't say it's a book to enjoy - it's very disturbing but it's an interesting glimpse into a world you hope you never get a chance to visit.

Highly Recommended.

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