~Book Review~ Hidden In The Dark : ‘Every Family Has Some Secrets- Some Are Worth Dying For’ By RaShell Lashbrook


About the Book : After enduring a lifetime of abuse at the hands of the man that vowed to cherish her, Genny Carter knows only the role of the victim. More focused on avoiding punishment than the wellbeing of her three daughters, she ignored the terror inflicted on them by their father during their childhood. She kept his secrets. Now, in her sixties, Genny has had enough. She needs her daughters to help her escape. Can she count on them?

Lilly has tried for decades since leaving that little Texas farmhouse to erase the unspeakable things that were done to her. After snagging a wealthy man, she reinvents herself into a polished member of San Antonio’s old-money society. Can she keep up this façade, or will the secrets she hides cause her to lose everything?

Always Daddy’s favorite, thirty-five-year-old Randi tries to bury her shame in a mountain of sex and drugs. Estranged from her parents for nearly ten years, the news of Mother’s leaving forces her to face old wounds. Will she survive?

Much younger than her sisters, Raine was left to deal with Daddy’s horrific abuse after the others left. Shanti, free of a conscience, was conjured to help protect little Raine by whatever means necessary. Raine’s mother and father are back in the picture, and Shanti is on a rampage.

Every family has secrets. Some are worth dying for.

About the Author : RaShell Danette Lashbrook was born in Wellington, Kansas, the eldest daughter of Lyle and Marcia Pope Lashbrook. Her parents threw the television away when she was just two years old, so she spent her childhood in Mulvane, Kansas reading, exploring, biting her nails, and picking her nose.

Her deep love of reading always fueled a small flame of desire to write, but it wasn’t until 2012 that she began to practice the craft of throwing words onto paper and rearranging them repeatedly.

She is blessed to share her life with her first love – Mr. Man of the House, her six magnificent children and their friends, parents that anyone would be envious of, Andee (her best friend since the eighth grade), the best siblings in the whole world, a crazy Australian Shepard, a psychotic Siberian Husky, and a “top-shelf” circle of extended family and friends.

RaShell’s fascination with many different subjects has served her well in her writing. She prefers to think of her dabbling as “research”. Her lasting passions have been organic gardening, music, cooking, murder, mysteries, aliens, and people with mental disorders.

My Say : Beyond the ‘Fairy tale look-alike-life’ which we see on Facebook, we all have some scars which we don’t talk about and they remain hidden forever. This book is an effort to throw light on those scars where a woman ends her suffering in her sixties and takes a strong step!

The author has beautifully written this story keeping the main essence alive. The characterisation is very strong and you can connect with them easily. The plot is very interesting as chapter wise you keep getting surprises and you crave for reading more and more!

Its a story of mother’s care, her bond with daughters, her sacrifice and her strong moves which will make you astonished. Although I loved every character of this book but Genny Carter is my most favourite among all of them.

‘She is my wife and everything she does is my business’.. Well..nothing against men but this fictional story talks about how a wife and her children’s lives gets worse because of one wrong person.

From ‘domestic violence’ to ‘sexual abuse’… The author has successfully tried to put such issues in one exquisite yet dark story. I loved how author kept few things secret in this book which defines it’s title. Yes!! the cover page is quite appealing and editing is perfect! I couldn’t find any grammatical error and story didn’t get monotonoes till the end.

By giving 5 out of 5 stars; I would like to recommend this book to all of you. Read this fictional story which is woven with real emotions. Kudos to the author! I would like to read from her in the future also!

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…& With this review, I am Sonali Agarwal signing out and picking up my next book to read.

Stay Strong.. Stay Awesome!