If You Tell [PDF epub] by Gregg Olsen

Summary If You Tell

After than a decade when sisters Nikki Sami and Tori Knotek hear the word mom it claws like an eagle’s talons triggering memories that have been their secret since childhood Until nowFor years behind the closed doors of t. This was a disturbing book Sometimes things that really have happened are far worse than anything one can dream up in their mind This is a tale of abuse manipulation and complete and utter disregard for human suffering Where one woman got off on the emotional and physical pain she could inflict on others mainly her children and those closest to her How she got away with this for so long is a mystery I loved my mother because I didn t know I had a choice I had to love her What happens when the person who is supposed to love you the most hurts you the most The level of depravity and cruelty in this book is unsettling and hard to read at times Shelly was nothing short of a monster Be warned there are many scenes which will be difficult for some to read There are tales of horrific abuseThis was a well written well researched account of abuse The author did a great job telling these sister s stories and chronicled their lives together living with their mother and when they were adultsThe light at the end of the tunnel besides Shelly being brought to justice was that the three sisters were able to move on each in her own way Each was able to make a life love and be loved Thank you to Gregg Olson Thomas Mercer and NetGalley who provided me with a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review All the thoughts and opinions are my own

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If You Tell

Heir farmhouse in Raymond Washington their sadistic mother Shelly subjected her girls to unimaginable abuse degradation torture and psychic terrors Through it all Nikki Sami and Tori developed a defiant bond that made them. A tragic story butI found it difficult to engage with the story I understand that the author has had to cobble together many different points of view and try to create a coherent timeline for the story but if found it clunky and sadly lacking in depthDon t get me wrong this is a truly tragic and mind boggling account of terrible acts and my heart goes out to the victims The strength and bond the sisters have retained is incredible On the other hand the terrible complicity and acts of the father seem to be minimised in comparison to Shelly s crimes This isn t an investigative account of a first draft that has the potential to fill in so many blanks I for one would have liked information to explain why the police didn t act on the information received the first time Shelly was never even uestioned The conclusion was pretty disappointing in so far as it left even blanks Nothing really was explained in any detail they were arrested She pled guilty but not guilty really They went to jail He gets out Kids take him back into the fold whilst Shelly is still in denial saying it s all a mistake Phew I stuck with this expecting and sadly got less and less

Gregg Olsen ô 4 review

Far less vulnerable than Shelly imagined Even as others were drawn into their mother’s dark and perverse web the sisters found the strength and courage to escape an escalating nightmare that culminated in multiple murders. The best calls came at three in the morning c Even on the crazy train there is a place where the world is shut out and things go on feeling as though they are normal or even worth fighting for c The world s most fucked up train with Shelly Knotek as the lead conductorThis is I dunno what If at least some of this is true then this is a bonkers batshit story And it does seem to be credibleI have no idea how that gal managed to get off with this much military grade crap What the hell was the deal of the other people Just how many deeply traumatized people are walking around ready to fall victims to some batsy person She doesn t know how to talk without some stupid lie coming out of her mouth cAfter that her underwear vanished Kathy did chores around the house nude cShelly never let the children use the toilet without permission or without the door fully open Most times Shelly perched next to the kids as they went about their business and watched like it was a science experiment cLara Watson thought her son in law had a serious drinking problem but it paled next to his Shelly problem Drinking he could uit Shelly it turned out not so easily c not rocking the boat didn t stop bad things from happening It only allowed them to continue cAand here goes the answer view spoiler Let s see what Mom s feeding Kathy Shane saidShelly kept an array of pill bottles on the top of her dresser and on the nightstand near the bed The medicine cabinet on the main floor was also a veritable pharmacy with dozens of prescription pill bottles including Lorazepam Nitrouick Atenolol Altace and PaxilIt was bewilderingMost were drugs that neither of them had heard about before prescribed by doctors across Pacific County and filled at various pharmacies in Raymond South Bend and AberdeenProzac in its green and white capsules was the most recognizable That s what she s giving Kathy all the time Nikki saidShelly was clearly drugging KathySome would later wonder if she d also drugged Shane or any of her girls from time to time hide spoiler


10 thoughts on “If You Tell

  1. says:

    This was a disturbing book Sometimes things that really have happened are far worse than anything one can dream up in their

  2. says:

    25 Stars Just to be clear I am not judging or rating this book on the horrific happenings or the cruelty that took place within this family and I cannot imagine what it would be like to grow up in a home with fear and violence part of every

  3. says:

    It took me no time at all to read this Why? Well you hear about crimes and crazy things ppl do or split minute decisions made in haste but I have never heard of someone like the mother in this story She had a switch She seemed to hav

  4. says:

    A tragic story butI found it difficult to engage with the story I understand that the author has had to cobble together many differe

  5. says:

    I’m pretty horrified that Shelly was allowed to get away with so much Horrified

  6. says:

    Dark Disturbing Drawn Out and Ultimately DissatisfyingIf you're going to write a book about a mentally ill sadistic serial killer you should probably spend time talking about her mental illness or at least trying to explain

  7. says:

    This was an intense book about mental physical abuse and murder A mother and wife who was a psychopathic narcissistic abusive manipulating mu

  8. says:

    Poorly written Poorly interpreted Yuck Just yuck The subject matterthe written word I wanted to find out “what happened” But it was a REAL struggle to read So many ways this story could have been shortened So much superfluous text Just yuck

  9. says:

    The best calls came at three in the morning c Even on the crazy train there is a place where the world is shut out and things go on feeling as though they are normal or even worth fighting for c The world's most fucked up train with Shelly Knotek as the lead conductorThis is I dunno what If at least some of this is true then this is a bonkers batshit story And it does seem to be credibleI have no idea how that gal manage

  10. says:

    Why? How? How could she have done all those things?From the moment I started reading this book I was hooked I kept asking why did the police n