This novel is a painful story about two sisters who shared the same lives, which didn’t reach a conclusion till many years into the future. Both sisters experienced similar young lives, and didn’t realise it, until twenty years later when they spoke to each other of their upbringing, and it was to late to do anything about it. Through their lives there was sexual, mental and violent abuse.
For Deitra it was all too much, and her life sadly ended whilst her elder sister Keata found strength to survive by putting up a wall around herself and blocking emotion out. Keata after many experiences goes on to heal her life and learn to forgive those who have hurt her throughout the years, and finding she can love the person she is no longer having to lead a double life.
Upon reading this compelling story you can realise that sometimes you may not really know the people in your circle and that many hold deep secrets.
The story is set in a time when people were afraid of the unknown, wouldn’t know how to handle the situation, or ashamed to acknowledge anything that might put a slight on a family name, and secrets were kept.
There is help out there for the victims and people of the world need to know that it’s not acceptable for anyone to abuse another whether it is sexual, violent or mental. We must make sure our children and their children are aware of all aspects of life not just what we think they should know.