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The Violent Stepfather: A True Story Of Child Abuse [Kindle Edition]

Scott B Salvatore
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Book Description

“What had I done this time?”

A heart wrenching true story about an eight year old boy who is violently abused, mistreated and unloved by his cruel stepfather. He'd lay on his bedroom floor, locked in his room listening to the horror unfolding below. Waiting until the boots came up the stairs and it would be his turn.

He couldn’t even begin to understand what he’d done wrong. Why he wasn’t allowed to see his brother, why he was always brutally punished and his mother was horribly beaten. Bullied at school and brushed away by his teachers, this fragile boy's only companion was teddy; a dusty, battered and torn teddy bear that meant everything to this young boy.

A sad story unfolds shedding light on some of the horrific events that occurred behind closed doors and a seemingly normal house.

A harrowing childhood nightmare.

A broken and traumatic childhood.

"Heart-breaking, I felt every blow to that poor boy who went through so much pain, but I smiled at the happy ending even through my tears, an excellent read" - Joan Johns (Author)

WARNING: This book is based upon a true story of child abuse, and as such contains passages that some readers may find disturbing.

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2498 KB
  • Print Length: 40 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Scott B Salvatore (20 Feb. 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00IKU30BS
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (41 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #16,257 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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More About the Author

Scott B Salvatore is a British Author born and raised in a small town in Norfolk.

At 21 years of age, he is a survivor of child abuse and being bullied in school he is passionate about reaching out to others who have suffered and in doing so, showing how lives can be turned round and even the worst of situations can be overcome.

After all the abuse, bullying in school and the tragic end to the life of his brother, he has never given up and never let the worst get him down.

"Everything life throws at you can only make you stronger."

"Expression in writing is my way of overcoming sadness, depression, helplessness and anger. If I can reach out through these stories to those who are, at this moment, suffering I will have achieved my aim."

Scott B Salvatore.

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing 4 Mar. 2014
By Suzy
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An extremely well told autobiography which draws the reader in and has to be read in one sitting. Just makes me wonder where the neighbours were. A survivor of domestic violence myself I totally felt for a small eight year old with nobody to turn to. Thank God his Mum made the break. Hope he got to serve many years in prison. To bully a woman and little boys is despicable. Well done Scott x
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
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a totally shocking book to read but expertly written. so sad to read what happened to the children and the mum. i felt all emotions from deep sadness, sympathy, absolute rage and disbelief. a great book. am now reading the second book and i have no doubt i will experience the same feelings. highly recommend this book to everyone.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Haunting 1 Mar. 2014
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It is hard to believe that things like this really happen!
Sharing such a story must have been so hard but events like this need to be publicised and people need to be made aware...
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing!! 25 Feb. 2014
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From start to finish i had tears flowing down my face, just a true inspiration into the life of a boy who didn't deserve to be punished and came out strong, to be the man i know him to be today. Reading a book that you can connect to made the experience of this much more hard hitting to home then i first imagined. Reading the misfortune of this family should help people understand that this does happen to people and we shouldn't just stand by and allow this to happen, take a stand, and change a life xx
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Shocking Story 23 Feb. 2014
By Nicole
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A shocking story, to think that such awful punishments happened to a little eight year old boy. The stepfather was a heartless monster. I truly hope he hadn't found another family to inflict his malice and cruelty upon. How did the teachers not pick up on what was happening?

For 99p this is a bargain, I would have loved to read a full novel about this, maybe Scott B Salvatore will write more stories like this one based on his upbringing. Overall a great read that managed to reduce me to tears on several occasions. Now going to buy the second story, can't wait!!!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely Excellent. 23 Feb. 2014
By joy
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Absolutely Excellent


This is a brilliant short story. How could anyone live through such horrendous and heartless violence.

From the very first sentence, I was hooked! It is such a descriptive, emotional book that I felt compelled to finish it in one session. I would highly recommend anyone to read it as it gives such an insight into this awful abuse. I would love to know what went through that stepfather’s mind to make him such an awful person and what he did to the dog was simply awful, I felt anger, sadness and delight through this story. Enjoyed every moment of this boy’s horrific childhood.

Highly recommended!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars moving... 25 Feb. 2014
By Zoe
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This is such a moving story, the fact it is related to true life, brings a tear to your eye and shows how strong the 8 year old is and how he truly cares for his mum and brother. Noone should be treated this way, strongly recommend to read the book.
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1.0 out of 5 stars What a con 8 Aug. 2014
By Terina
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Firstly, this series of books should be advertised as short stories. All 4 books take less than a day to read. This is a story of quite grim domestic violence, told from the perspective of the victims.
Clearly not a single book had been proof-read. The grammar and mis-spelling is very, very frustrating. Disappointed.
Try putting all 4 books together, as opposed to conning readers that they are purchasing 4 decent length reads.
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