Surviving child abuse, parental betrayal and sexual assault. Misty Griffin's courageous life story sheds light on the hidden, untold, stories of the MeToo movement. A true crime memoir: When Misty was six years old her family started to live and dress like the Amish. Misty and her sister were kept as slaves on a mountain ranch where they were subjected to almost complete i...
|Title||:||Tears of the Silenced: An Amish True Crime Memoir of Childhood Sexual Abuse, Brutal Betrayal, and Ultimate Survival|
|Number of Pages||:||384 pages|
Tears of the Silenced: An Amish True Crime Memoir of Childhood Sexual Abuse, Brutal Betrayal, and Ultimate Survival Reviews
I am not sure whether to consider this a novel based on several actual abuse cases, or if its an autobiographical account with lavishly embellished events created in the authors mind to demonize and project her past abuse onto the Amish with impunity because the Amish are not very likely to dispute her story. The public is not very likely to actually demand facts but far too many will read it and take it at face value with out question
I tend to lean towards the latter. I was born and raised Swar ...more
Excellent book on what I already knew was going on in Amish communities across the country. I lived next door to one.
Rape, incest, spousal, child, and animal abuse.
My heart goes out to the author and all the girls and women just like her, and the boys as well.
I should include the animals. I know for a fact the horses are starved and beaten into submission.
Probably not fair to rate this book, but I stopped after reading only the very beginning. Something does not feel right in the telling. I am not at all discounting the author's experience - it is her own. That said, I acknowledge my own discomfort while reading it, and that, along with the unrelenting narrative of abuse has made me decide to put it down. I have read other books of survivors (I.e Glass Castle) that were much more readable, better edited, and rang truer to the writer's experience ...more
I found this book absolutely fantastic, I couldn't put it down until I was finished! The events that unfolded were tragic, but unfortunately not surprising.
It's always so horrible to hear good people suffering at the hands of evil, Amish community aside. No matter the religion, there will always be people there to try and abuse it for their own gain and to manipulate. I was elated when Misty left the church, and felt so proud of her for going to the police.
I've read some review complaining abo ...more
I wanted to cry but I couldn't. This is a powerful book about child abuse and how abusers get away with their crimes. I'm glad the author escaped her misery but my heart aches for all of those who cannot escape their tormentors. A few Summers back, I attended a demonstration against a Satmar male therapist who molested a young girl under his professional care. Amish and Hasidic communities are insular and nobody talks about abuse. The government can't interfere allegedly but all these fundamenta ...more
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I read your book, my heart goes out to you and your Sister.
You are a true example of taking your tragedies and making them into stepping stones!
I am so glad you wrote your book, the outsiders need to know being Amish is not all a bed of roses.
I am so proud of you for taking a stand against the Bishop and the other Ministers, that Bishop and some of the others need to be thrown in jail and throw away the key!
Have you heard from your Sister?
<3 God Bless You <3
Oh it was awful, awful, awful what Misty had to endure as a child and words cannot describe how it sickened and angered it made me. I could hardly put the book down as I waited impatiently to find how she ever got out of he ordeal. Instead it seemed to go from bad to worse. First she and her sister, along with a mentally handicapped aunt and a grandmother with dementia, were horribly abused by her mother and step-father. Then has teenagers the girls were sent to live in an Amish community. Their ...more
This was unbelievable story. Made me sad,angry for any abuse especially to children. This is an old an always a prayer to God
This is always a prayer to God to stop any harm to children. It is unbelievable a parent can be so bad an let another hurt your child like this. I have come to realise humans are evil. I am thankful that she was so brave and finally got a break. She is certainly an inspiration an I hope more come to realise this is so wrong to hurt an abuse anyone. Thank you and may you o ...more