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Living With Evil by [Owen, Cynthia]
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4.6 out of 5 stars 66 customer reviews

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Book Description

A book that merges the classic misery memoir with a horrific true-life crime that has fascinated Ireland for over 30 years.

About the Author

Cynthia Owen is happily married and lives in the UK. Living With Evil is her first book.


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 770 KB
  • Print Length: 324 pages
  • Publisher: Review (29 Oct. 2009)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0755319044
  • ISBN-13: 978-0755319046
  • ASIN: B00374728E
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars 66 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #118,306 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Format: Hardcover
I bought this book and read it over 2 days. It was an exellent account of the authors tragic life. Cynthia is born into a family who are totally dysfunctional, she is abused by her father from an early age, with her mothers approval... the mother also allows "friends" to abuse Cynthia, It is she who instigates the abuse by sending the child to her fathers bed. As well as being ignored, battered, starved, and treated as a non person in her home, the school set up is no better, the nuns taunt her about her clothes, her lice ridden hair and take every opportunity to belittle and beat the child. Then.. she finds herself preganant at 11 and is convinced that her tummy contains a "freak" by her mother, the baby is born and murdered on the same night. Truly horrific story of one woman's fight to get acknowledgment and a name for her murdered child. It also transpires that the authors younger siblings were violently sexually and physically abused from a young age, we learn what the repercussions are for them in their teenage and adult lives and how Cynthias parents deny all. A truly eyeopening, heartbreaking account of such a vile crime. Fantastically written, terribly upsetting to read in parts but inspiring when you finish the book and realise that Cynthia has risen above all of the trauma and tragedy. Excellent
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This is an excellent book about the tragic life of a young girl in Ireland. The author, Cynthia Owen is the child the book is about and it is an account of the tragic abuse she suffered at the hands of her Mum and Dad in the 1970's onwards. It is co-written by an excellent writer Rachel Murphy which must have been hard, to hear the trauma recounted to her by Cynthia. It is hard to believe that this happened in the 1970's and people around the child chose to ignore it. Not only that, they added to her suffering by physically and mentally abusing her themselves. If I was one of them, and they know who they are, i could not live with myself. To know that they could have intervened and stopped Cynthia's suffering is tragic. It is clear that Cynthia has been scarred for life by the trauma of the events in her childhood but has been brave enough to re-count these memories to enlighten others.She has shown that she has survived and as an adult now, is finally happy, and other abused people could be too.
It is a lesson to us all to realise that if we have a 'normal' happy family, we are very fortunate, as not everyone does.And if you know or suspect a child is being abused, you should speak up and do something about it, as you could save their life.
An excellent book and a 'must read' for every-one!
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Format: Hardcover
gruesome story, was very angry at how this young girl and her siblings were treated by everyone especially her parents, couldn't put the book down until i finished reading it. well done to the author, cynthia owen, for being able to tell her story and see it through to the end.
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Omg what have I read?. One of the most horrific child abuse books, definitely not for the faint hearted. I still can't get over what she went through and how nobody noticed and if they did they chose to ignore it. The day she gave birth at age 11 and what happened to her baby is so heartbreaking I can't get over that. How much torture can a child take and keep going . She was let down by everyone her mother father uncle and 2 aunts even her lovable grandma turned put to be evil and that's just the family . I doubt I will ever meet this woman but if I ever do I am going to give her the biggest hug ever. May you be blessed with happiness and love for the rest of your life. (I know this doesn't sound like a review but felt this was the only place to pass on a message to this remarkable woman,)God bless.
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Format: Hardcover
this is the best 'tragic life' story i have ever read and also the worst for obvious reasons,this little girl went through more horrors and despicable acts against her than anyone ever could,BUT she lived to tell the tale,dont want to give anything away about the book as its in a different class to all the other books out there at the moment,well done cynthia owen for your brave and inspirational account of your life. xxxxxxxx
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Cynthia your strength and courage are amazing how you ever managed to come through all this ... those evil bastards are burning in hell now... and believing in God they knew its where they would go after meeting with their maker, He would NEVER allow such wicked evil bastards beyond the gates of Heaven I believe your brave brothers and beautiful sister have found your beloved Noleen and sharing so much love and happiness with her until one day mother and daughter will be reunited, Cynthia i send you love and best wishes u beautiful brave woman, love to Simon and Christopher God Bless you xx
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Format: Hardcover
THIS WAS A REALLY BRILLIANT BOOK. IT WAS A REAL DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE TERRIBLE THINGS THAT HAPPENED TO A CHILD IN THE FAMILY HOME WHERE SHE SHOULD HAVE FELT SAFE AND PROTECTED. DEFINITELY A GREAT BOOK WHICH JUST HAD TO BE READ TO THE END. NOT SUITABLE FOR YOUNGER READERS.
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I have read many books in a similar vain, however, this particular book is probably the most upsetting and harrowing I've ever read on the subject, so much so, I found it hard to believe in some places, that's not to say it didn't happen, but absolutely gut-wrenching.
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