by Colleen Baxter Sullivan
General Fiction (Adult) , Mystery & Thrillers
Pub Date 15 Apr 2017
I am voluntarily reviewing a copy of Lil’s Way through Waldorf Publishing through the publisher and Netgalley:
As a child Lil experienced a great deal of trauma due to sexual, physical and emotional abuse.
It’s the year 2000 and Lil is spending time in a mental facility. She has learned to switch, turn off the pain, so much so that she no longer feels it.
At the age of twelve,Lil and her older brother are used to having to hide in the closet, but when her brother slips out after hearing his Mother’s screams of terror, and doesn’t come back to let her know it’s okay.
A lady comes and lifts Lil from the closet, she’s left wondering where her Mother and brother are. After she spent time in the hospital, she was put into foster care but her first Foster Mother was physically and emotionally abusive.
After her Aunt Jones Lil is placed in a Catholic’s girl school, where she learned her Father was still alive, in a correctional facility for killing Lil’s Grandfather, and that in fact she had no brother.
Lil and her husband try for years to have a child but Lil is unable to. Lil eventually does have a child though a girl named Jade, and Jade had a twin brother who was put up for adoption due to a small hole in his heart.
I give Lil’s Way four out of five stars.