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Mummy Knew ❮PDF / Epub❯ ☃ Mummy Knew Author Lisa James – Four year old Lisa's world turned upside down when her step father moved in Most of the time he was just violent but then he started making her do things to him she knew were wrong Soon he was visitin Four year old Lisa's world turned upside down when her step father moved in Most of the time he was just violent but then he started making her do things to him she knew were wrong Soon he was visiting her at night Lisa begged her mother for help but she just shrugged telling Lisa he would have his way It was the greatest betrayal of allAt first Lisa's step father would just make her stroke and massage his feet hitting her if she stopped but he soon wanted Much By the time she was he was regularly abusing her One day when Lisa turned she came home to discover that her mother had swapped bedrooms with her 'You're my girlfriend now' her step father told her Lisa turned to her mother for help but was met with a shrug She wouldn't hear a word against her husband 'Don't blame me' she said Her step father's abuse was horrific but what completely tore her apart was knowing her mother knew and encouraged itTrapped and increasingly desperate Lisa tried to find a way out But her isolation was complete A few months later her mother told her she'd arranged for Lisa and her step father to move into a flat together down the road It was too much for Lisa to bear 'Please don't make me please' she sobbed But her mother just ignored her Lisa was marched around to the flat with her possessions and her nightmare was completeAlone with her step father Lisa's life became even unbearable Then one day finally she got the chance she'd been looking for to escape Lisa bravely struck out on her own petrified her mother would find her and hand her back into the waiting arms of her step father But Lisa's mother had no idea how determined she was to break away.

10 thoughts on “Mummy Knew

  1. Mischenko Mischenko says:

    I don't even know where to startThis review may contain spoilersFirst I have to give this book 5 stars because I was in it from beginning to end and couldn't put it down It's written wonderfully I still can't believe I spent most of my day reading it and was able to endure it I didn't enjoy the content but literally couldn't put it down I had to know what was going to happen to Lisa I'm so angry about what happened to her and how so many people failed her Her step dad the worst and then her mother Forget mother this lady is no mother shes just flat out mental and should've never had kids in the first place Its almost like the world is against her Gosh I just can't even believe this actually happenedAn entire childhood and even young adulthood in ruins It breaks my heart I was literally yelling throughout the book I hate that so much time went by and nothinggotbetterIt only became worse Even time goes by and consistently the ball just keeps getting droppedI don't want to completely spoil it for others so that's all I'm going to say If you read this just be prepared for serious emotions

  2. Viga Boland Viga Boland says:

    This was one of the first books on incest and child sexual abuse that I read as I prepared myself to write my own true story NO TEARS FOR MY FATHER due out July 2013 I needed to see just how graphic writers get in their stories Do they hold back? Do they tell all? How specific are the details? I approached this book as a fellow writer less than as a fellow victim but I got so caught up in Lisa's story that my eyeballs were popping I couldn't believe what this poor 4 year old was subjected to at such a young age My heart went out to her and all the others like her My own abuse started when I was a pre teen As bad it was I couldn't fathom how deeply it must hurt a child like Lisa who truly couldn't understand what was going on And the lack of support from her mother was disgusting Her mother in my opinion was the accessory to a crime I couldn't get this story the child the stepfather the mother the sisters out of my head for weeks Lisa did a brilliant job in capturing the reality no child should have to live with I am ever grateful to her for writing this not just for what she has done for other victims who might think they are the only ones enduring this but for me personally Seeing Lisa write her story holding nothing back telling it like it was has encouraged me no end to do the same I'm eternally grateful and can only hope my book will help other victims as Lisa's book has done Thank you Lisa Highly Recommended reading

  3. Sarah Sarah says:

    This book was a really tough read What Lisa went through was horrifying and I felt awful for everything she went through Her mum and stepdad should rot in jail for all they did Lisa is a strong woman and I’m glad her stepdad was found guilty even though the amount of jail time was disappointing People like that should never be allowed to walk the streets

  4. Sian Sian says:

    the story of overcoming the odds and dealing with the betrayal of family

  5. Criticscircle Criticscircle says:

    Mummy Knew Non Fiction Book of the Year 2009Traipsing a jaded gaze over the year's literary offerings one invariably keeps nose and ears to the ground for the faint pulse of anything that may turn out to be a little special This year's big surprise is 'Mummy Knew' Penned in her own words by debut writer Lisa James this wonderful gem effortlessly sweeps aside the myriad tired 'bestseller' titles I've laboured through over the last 12 months And don't be fooled by the strapline This is no misery memoir An absorbing well crafted narrative tears at your heart but in the author’s voice one discerns a Blitz esue valour which does not court pity Instead she affirms the indomitable human spirit can traverse Hell and still come through unscathed whole unfettered by any stigma of being 'damaged' That anyone could emerge from the violent emotional tourniuet which passed for her childhood and still know how to smile is astounding and humbling in eual measureJames casts an inspirational gladiatorial figure who when cruelly beaten to the ground simply keeps on getting up There is fire in her heart a desire for life and dignity The direct power of her writing forges a connection with the reader who becomes emboldened to feel that no test is beyond enduranceOne is drawn breathlessly through 320 pages of spellbinding recollection and knife edge drama tenser than your last good thriller James grabs your attention and doesn't let go Her style is accessible candid unaffected charmingly engaging She offers a sharp eye for detail subtle incisive wit and an adroit sophistication one would not expect from someone denied any tangible education Her ability to transport you intimately into the mind of her inner child is deeply moving You will share tears of distress random flourishes of lightness in the stormy night the gathering hope for a better lifeIf the high purpose of literature is to enhance our understanding of the human condition then James is truly triumphant I walk away shaken drenched in empathy The hammer blow central message about the sanctity of childhood from this mother of six will not be easily forgotten Hopefully it will change livesMummy Knew is a brilliant book A rare read which gripped me from first to last page A new benchmark nonpareil for the genre If there is one book you read this year make it this one I can only wait patiently for offerings from this talented new rising star

  6. Mom Mom says:

    This was an excruciating book to read I finished it days ago and keep thinking that this was fiction not fact That this abuse at this magnitude didn't kill Lisa is amazing That she didn't kill herself or her step dad is also amazing Mummy and dad were MONSTERS who in the case of the mother ignored and approved of the abuse blaming the daughter and the step dad who perpetrated such horrors on the child Both of them deserve to never ever see the light of day againI'm dumbfounded that not one teacher not one friend except for her friend also a victim of abuse that finally saw what the truth was not one relative stood up for hermost blamed her even her own sistersThank the heaven's that she finally found her way out found love and has a family of her own She deserves that and Don't read this unless you are ready for a relentless horrific reality check

  7. Rebecca McNutt Rebecca McNutt says:

    Mummy Knew is a horribly disturbing book I honestly didn't finish the last of it because it was so sad Books like these are always so depressing but at least it raises awareness of the fact that this can happen so that it can be prevented in the future

  8. Kieko Keikohss Kieko Keikohss says:

    what a really tense atmosphere for me to finish off this book what an incredible courage to have this book written and published I am really have no idea what I would have done if I was Lisa I would rather died and vanished from this world than to ever meet or see both of this kind of parent and I wonder too why would a Mother do this kind of thing to her own flesh given birth out from her womb and suddenly have this urge to abuse her and to think of man like Frank ugh I hate to remember how he enjoy hurting Lisa though in the end Frank punishment may not suitable with what he had done but God has His own way to make every man in this world realize how sinful they are but thank God Lisa had finally find her peace what she had long to thank God i finished this story through deep sigh and frowning and cursing

  9. Sabrina Rutter Sabrina Rutter says:

    Lisa James had a wonderful childhood living with two aunts an uncle and her grandma Then one day when she was four years old her grandma didn't come to pick her up from nursery school Lisa's life went from one of warm cuddles and soothing bedtime stories to a real life horror storyThe things that Lisa went through are so horrible it would be easier to believe it were fiction rather than reality Lisa's life reminded me of that part in the movie NATURAL BORN KILLERS when the main female character's family life is portrayed as some kind of sick and twisted sitcomLisa said she felt as if she were living in some kind of nightmare and I don't disagree with her one bit It's a sad and frightening world when mothers and fathers are the real monsters

  10. Corina Rose Corina Rose says:

    I gave this book a 55 not for the content which was horrifying beyond measure but for the author's bravery in sharing her story with the world Although she was faced with her abusive father as well as the rest of her family who chose to live in denial and therefore becoming part of the abuse themselves rather than help Lisa managed to escape her desperate situation and create the loving family she always wanted I think this book was incredibly moving but also shows us how messed up the child abuse laws are today Lisa was abused since the age of 4 and had a lifetime of rapes violent assaults and no childhood to speak of As a result her abuser got a few years in prison This man should never be allowed out of prison and the laws need to reflect that

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