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Tears of the Silenced: A True Crime and an American Tragedy; Severe Child Abuse and Leaving the Amish

A courageous true story about overcoming severe child abuse and sexual assault. Today, Misty Griffin helps abuse survivors from all over the world.When I was six years old my family started dressing like the Amish, it was the beginning of a nightmare. A few years later we moved to a mountain ranch where my sister and I were subjected to almost complete isolation, sexual abuse, and extreme physical violence.In my late teens, my parents feared we would escape and took us to an Amish community where we were adopted and became baptized members. I was devastated to once again find myself in a world of fear, sexual abuse, animal cruelty and other crimes. Going to the police was severely frowned upon. Amish sexual predators were merely shunned for 2-6 weeks, a punishment that never seemed to do any good.A few years later I was sexually assaulted by the bishop of my church. I knew I had to get help and one morning in early March I made a dash for a tiny police station in rural Minnesota. As a result, I found myself plummeted into the strange modern world with only a 3rd-grade education and no form of identification....

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Tears of the Silenced: A True Crime and an American Tragedy; Severe Child Abuse and Leaving the Amish Reviews

  • Dawn

    I won't be reading any more of those sweet little fiction "Inspirational Amish" paperbacks I was so fond of. My blinders are off! I no longer idealize the Amish as BIBLE QUOTING, Bible following people. NO! EVERYONE SHOULD READ THIS BOOK! From 0-22% of the story Misty is raised by psychopaths/criminals who are running from the law and still obtaining benefits. They pose as Amish, dress it, but aren't part of the Amish community at all and live isolated up in the mountains. The girls are horrific ...more

  • John

    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
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  • J.P. Willson

    This was an extremely difficult book to read. Not simply because of the content which in places was brutal but also because of the repetitiveness of the abuse. I do understand that this kind of abuse should not be tolerated under any circumstances but once having established the brutality of such there was no need to repeat the same thing over and over just because it happened over the course of many years. The first 150 or so pages were the same thing as the girls grew older the abuse continued ...more

  • Maggie

    This is a self-published book, which became apparent after only a few chapters. I verified that and then read with great skepticism because with self-publication there is no fact checker. I don't totally disbelieve the verbal and physical abuse, but I don't fully believe it either. Memory is too fluid and easily changed by things which occurred before or after the event, but suddenly seem in one's memory of have happened on the same day. I'm not Amish nor ever lived near an Amish group, but I ha ...more

  • Phyllis Stinson

    Hum

    Whether this is true or not, I personally have never read any such thing. I imagine rape happens every where but to believe the Amish would be that cruel to the victim and easy on the rapist is really over the top. I couldn't read it all. Just because they say it is true, doesn't make it so.

  • Mary

    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

  • Andrea Ginn Scott

    Tragic, sure. Well written, nope. Plenty of odd phrasing and moments to indicate perhaps less than authentic. I finished it because I finish things.

  • BAC

    A fabricated tabloid like story passing as a biography. Yes, child abuse does happen in Amish communities like it does in the world at large, trust me. HOWEVER using a sad aspect of humanity to sell books for your own gain not only takes away the attention and support for those who are abused but only make people less likely to believe those in Amish communities who come forward looking for help.

    From her claims to have a GED but yet failed the math section (Trust me, GED testing doesn't allow fo
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