Lillian unveiled the reality of many sinister men whose inhuman nature is hard to determine until some one a victim of such devilish act picks all the courage and has gut to spill it all. The book depicts the African scenario of extended family relationship that lingers over families and remains a killer disease in African society.
Lillian, a girl of 8 feared for her death when the monster threatened to kill her if she said it out.
Again it remains a challenge. If Lillian mentioned it out at that age, who knows she would have been called a liar. Even though the truth came out, there was 99% that the whole matter would have been played cool, a common thing in African society.
There are several cases of defilement, let alone Lillian's painful experience, that have been brought to light, but settled amicably particularly when relatives are culprits.
The book cautioned readers to check out the invisible acts in their families that are killing children, especially the female.
I appreciate this book as a real eye opener to all; and need to take precaution.