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As the only known survivor-intended-victim of a human sacrificial ceremony, Jenny Hill is living proof that ritual abuse is, in fact, a reality. With great courage and in open defiance of her sadistic abusers, Jenny wishes her story told. The ending will shock you. Referring to journals written throughout childhood, Jenny Hill and her multiple personalities document how as ...more
Paperback, 428 pages
Published May 15th 2012 by Tate Publishing
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Sleepy Hollow

Judy Byington's book, 22 Faces, is marketed as a "biography" of one Jenny Hill. This is a purportedly true account that tells us of the many types of abuse endured by Jenny Hill, and how she was able to cope with the abuse via her multiple personalities. Hill's experience "proves", according to Byington, that Satanic ritual abuse is a reality. "Twenty-Two Faces is a great educational tool", Byington tells us, "because the biography is designed to give the reader a better understanding about work
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Miranda Stockton
Jan 11, 2013 Miranda Stockton rated it did not like it
Please watch the Dr. Phil interview with the patient and the therapist who wrote the book. The therapist, Judy, has all rights to the book and the patient doesnt even get paid! The son truly believes the therapist has taken advantage and that a lot of these stories were directed by the therapist. After watching the interview I am very skeptical.
Keely
Jan 20, 2013 Keely rated it it was amazing
Twenty-Two Faces is one of the best books I’ve read that adequately and eloquently expresses not only the story of its subject, the utterly courageous Jenny Hill, but of all survivors of Satanic Ritual Abuse (SRA) and Mind Control (MC). I am one of hundreds, if not thousands, of these survivors, and this book served to give me more clarity into my own process of coping with trauma and healing from the horrific events that occurred in my own early experience. Dr. Lenore Terr states in her book, ...more
Michelle (True Book Addict)
To say that this book was a difficult read would be putting it mildly. When I was offered a spot on the tour, after I read the synopsis, it reminded me of another multiple personality book I read years ago called "Sybil" by Flora Rheta Schreiber. The only thing similar about the two books is that both women were abused at a young age and both developed multiple personalities to cope and protect themselves from the abuse. Not to discount the trauma that Sybil suffered, I have to say that the ...more
Heather
Jul 14, 2012 Heather rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2012
Reading Twenty-Two Faces was a challenge for me because of the violent nature of the book. Some of the details of Jenny's torture and abuse are very graphic and vivid and I could only read so much at a time before I needed time to process what I read. It's hard to imagine that Jenny Hill was able to survive and live through what she did as a child. It is truly amazing that she has lived into adulthood. It is also amazing to me that she was able to get a nursing degree and pass her boards with 22 ...more
Don Insixty
May 03, 2013 Don Insixty rated it it was ok
Judy Byington’s story is a misexecuted mess. This is bound to happen when one is penning a tale of Satanic Ritual Abuse, also known by it’s more proper **cough cough bullshit** term Dissociative Identity Disorder. I refuse to Google “satanic ritual abuse” because firstly, it’s stupid, and secondly, I don’t want to invite any evil spirits to split my personality. Man, where to begin with this…

I’m not attempting to downgrade mental illness in the least. It’s real, it’s obvious. And I do think that
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Doc
Dec 19, 2012 Doc rated it it was amazing
As a young child, Jenny Hill was abused to the extent that she never achieved normal integration of her personality. Those parts of her personality that did not integrate were isolated and through the years developed their own sense of identity - not personalities of their selves of course, but one personality so compartmentalized that it was unable to function as one unified personality. Those isolated parts of her personality often did not know of other parts of her personality or if they did ...more
Shrike
Aug 22, 2013 Shrike rated it did not like it
This vanity published, fabricated throwback to the Satanic Panic days of the 1980s is a series of implausibilities, impossibilities, and lies. Written by a fundamentalist who pushes her own religion to the point where the centerpiece of the book, the much-hyped "human sacrifice" scene, involves actual divine intervention, but only for the protagonist; another victim, ghoulishly identified with zero evidence as a real life missing person, is left to die. And the protagonist Ms Hill, the woman ...more
Kerry Connelly
Mar 22, 2013 Kerry Connelly rated it really liked it
Shelves: did-and-sra, reviewed
Tag line: ‘The ending will shock you’ (*Contains semi- spoiler)
I had heard many things about this book from reading other peoples reviews. I find stories of captivity/abuse /escape/multiples/psychology very fascinating, and when I heard this book had subject matter regarding : incest, various abuse, animal sacrifice and so on – I actually did a lot of research on it before deciding if I could handle it as it sounded truly horrendous.
I hadn’t known much about satanic ritual abuse before and didn
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Bookish
Excellent written book on Jenny Hill's early life of abuse, how it affected her as she grew older, and how she recovered from it...despite being trapped in several abusive marriages.

This book raises awareness of ritual abuse but the graphic descriptions of abuse are only a few pages long. There is a lot of supporting material in the book, including confirmation that her multiple personalities were caused by a combination of ritual abuse and abuse at the hands of her father and a few others (this
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I-love-reading
This was an amazing read - a really gripping book from the start. There were 2 sections in the book that I found really disturbing but they were quite short.

Included with the book are copies of some of Jenny Hill's journals (which the book was written using), and the Author's notes sections includes a lot of valuable information and background. The book's author (Judy) also describes how they first met and makes it clear she was never Jenny's therapist, although she did work in a mental health c
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Shana Dines
Feb 26, 2013 Shana Dines rated it it was amazing
This is not light reading by any means. I saw the author and the lady that the book is written about, Jenny Hill, on Dr. Phil. I didn't like the way that Dr. Phil appeared to discredit the abuse that Jenny Hill went through, or the motives of the writer. Because I was interested in the subject matter, and because I didn't like Dr. Phil's attitude I bought the book. It is very hard to read because of the horrible atrocities that were done to Jenny. Jenny was able to split off into other ...more
Dale Stonehouse
Aug 23, 2013 Dale Stonehouse rated it really liked it
As a narrative, the story of Jenny Hill and her 3 families of personalities is disjointed, confusing and hard to believe - which likely mirrors closely the life she has been leading since age 4. That is when she was first raped by her father and formed an alter personality for the first time. Page after page details things the average person might disbelieve or prefer to be delusional lies. Unfortunately, for Hill and others similarly afflicted, it is all too true.
Brandy
Apr 19, 2013 Brandy rated it really liked it
This is the hardest read I've ever read, not because of how the book is written but because of the content, the abuse. I'm still unsure if I believe this all happened, Dr. Phil put the idea out there that this might not all be true, but I still feel for Jenny. I think this was an eye opener and it did make me more aware of abuse and how it affects the mind.
Alisha Rivera
May 06, 2013 Alisha Rivera rated it really liked it
This book is quite sad. It's very interesting and it takes a little keeping up with all of the names of the alters. I know that these things do go on in the US and around the world, they are just held as secrets. When a story gets out like this there are many times when people are murdered for their part in the telling. Satanic Ritual Abuse IS REAL, it is NOT fake and it DOES happen.
Carly
Jun 12, 2013 Carly rated it it was amazing
This lady went through so much as a child, I can't imagine a childhood like she endured. The book is so interesting you can't put it down. I'm very interested in psychological books, and especially multiple personality, so it was fascinating to me.
Lesley
Apr 06, 2013 Lesley rated it really liked it
Read it! Well worth the read to have a little understanding of what makes a person develop dis-associative disorder/multiple personality.
Darcy
Apr 29, 2015 Darcy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Twenty-Two faces depicts the thoughts of a ritualistic abuse victim from the age of four into mid adulthood. It isn't the sort of book to claim as a 'non-stop' reading as there are horrendous details of Jenny's abuse. Thus, it appears beneficial Jenny resorted to creative imagination to repress memories of individual events and eventually turning them into their own personality with identified names.

I wondered if the names chosen meant something significant to what was happening at the time they
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Zelda
Jun 11, 2015 Zelda rated it it was amazing
Well written expose' from the personal point of view of Jenny, and her 22 alter personalities, of what it is like to suffer regular abuse; not only at the hands of her father; but also at the hands of a satanic cult. This book is not an easy read; as Jenny and her alters reveal, with heart breaking honesty and clarity, the details of the almost constant, horrific abuse she suffered, plus brainwashing and mind control at the hands of the cult. Add to that, a seemingly uncaring mother in total ...more
Eunji Seong
Aug 11, 2015 Eunji Seong rated it did not like it
If there were negative points I could give this book, I would.
I wish there was a warning in the description or cover of the book informing the reader just how gruesome and violent the content is. I was definitely not prepared for it, and could not possibly finish reading it. The details were extremely vivid and horrifying. I understand that some people who want to research about multiple personality disorder or satanic rituals might want to read it for that purpose. But I wish I never read it!
Elizabeth
Aug 01, 2013 Elizabeth rated it liked it
Shelves: non-fiction-read
This book was definitely interesting though extremely graphic and disturbing at parts. Also, the author's role in this book is a bit odd, and feels wrong. As she is the one who has reaped all benefits of this book rather than her patient, the subject of the book who is said to be living off a small disability check each month.
Sheryl
Jun 15, 2016 Sheryl added it
What a horrible crock of crap!!! I read it after seeing the rerun of the Dr. Phil episode. I disagree with Dr. Phil about DID dx, but in this case, I believe this "therapist" has taken advantage of a highly suggestible, mentally ill woman in order to cash in on a bunch of crazy conspiracy theory crap. DO NOT BUY!!!!
Becky
Apr 07, 2013 Becky rated it it was ok
Very compelling story. This book is really poorly written - it took me some time to get past that and just keep reading, but I was glad I did. "Jenny's" story is very fascinating. It is also so gd awful and horrifying and soul crushing and graphic that I had to put the book down and take a (sometimes month-long) break from reading it. So....warning. But I still recommend it.
Laura Eckroat
May 26, 2013 Laura Eckroat rated it liked it
This was a tough read and confusing at times; but truly captivating and heartbreaking. I can't imagine treating a child like this ...
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“Secret ceremonies in which malevolent men and women cloaked in hooded robes, hiding behind painted faces and chanting demonic incantations while inflicting sadistic wounds on innocent children lying on makeshift alters, or tied to inverted crosses, sounds like the stuff of which B-grade horror movies are made. Some think amoral religious cults only populate the world of Rosemary's Baby, but don't exist in real life.

Or, do they? Ask Jenny Hill.”
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