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When Daddy Comes Home

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She finally thought she was safe…

Toni Maguire, author of Number One Bestseller ‘Don't Tell Mummy’, takes up the story of her tragic childhood where she left off, revealing the awful truth about what happened when her father, sent to jail for abusing her, was released, and came home…

Toni Maguire's father abused her from the age of six, and was only found out when she fell p...more
Paperback, 352 pages
Published December 3rd 2007 by Harper Element (first published January 1st 2007)
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“Quando o Papá Voltar”, lançado inicialmente em 2007, apresenta-nos a continuação da história verídica de Toni Maguire, vítima de violação por parte do pai desde os seus 6 anos de idade.

No final da anterior obra, “Não Digas Nada à Mamã”, Toni havia acusado o pai de violação, o que tinha levado à sua condenação. Com a prisão do pai, tudo muda na vida desta menina, que finalmente consegue o que sempre ambicionou, uma vida aparentemente normal, junto da mãe que sempre adorou. Para fugir do escândal...more
I thought this book was shockingly poorly written and structured. I read Maguire's memoir,Don't Tell Mummy and I found that book compelling and reasonably well-written.

The sequel, When Daddy Comes Home is just a shocking mess. Although it's a memoir, Maguire writes in the third-person which is incredibly distancing for the reader. She also fails to write in detail about her adult romantic relationships (if any) and her attitudes to sex in light of the awful childhood rapes she suffered. I felt a...more
I have to say this only got 3 stars from me because I was not as impressed with this as i was her first one. DON"T TELL MUMMY was written much better. This book for me at least sounded like it was written in her words and then at points it sounded like someone was talking about her. This confused me very much..Now that just might be me. Do not really have much to say about this one....I lended up skimming a few chapters twards the end out of pure bordom.
I loved the sympathetic way in which this book was written. It`s similar to Silent Scream but having been written from a retrospective stand point makes it far more readable and enjoyable. Her father reminds me of my own and that is in itsself tragic but she finds a way out and ultimate happiness. Some of her portayals of events are well constructed to give the reader the best understanding of what was really happening to her at that time - A really good read.

Donna xxx
This follow-up from "Don't Tell Mummy" follows Toni's life after her father gets released from prison, and the emotional and physical torture he and her mother put her through, and how she comes out the other side. Something I particularly liked about this book was the narration. That the author could think of herself, and the child she was as two seperate entities. A very moving story also, which had me in tears many a time. A must read.
This is the most poorly written book in the history of poorly written books. Wow.
I read 'Don't Tell Mummy' and was totally engrossed in it. It was a wonderfully told story of horrific abuse. Of course I went on to read 'When Daddy Comes Home' because I needed to know what happened after her father went to prison.
I don't know what changed, but it almost seems like this book was written by another person. It's confusing as it jumps from third person to first person, something I didn't understand a...more
Jul 15, 2013 Den rated it 3 of 5 stars
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The cover of this book drawn me to think the father was violent, not sexually abusive. The first few pages took me by surprise to find out that the abusing started when she was only six years old. It got me really engaged in the first chapters but after awhile it got really confusing. It jumped from present to past out of nowhere, sometimes I had to re-read some pages all over again to understand what I was reading. The author described somethings longer then she should of have, at those parts i...more
Hope Worth
Very good book, well written and easy to pick up and get in to. Probably better if read as a latter to 'Don't Tell Mummy'
this book is very good on showing you parent rejectiion and what it is to leave with a father that has abused you..she has to deal with rejection of family and the guy she starts to fall in love with leaves her after he learns of her past and that she was sexually abused by her father..everything changes when he comes back fro m prison she ends up moving to london..and later is addmitted to a phyacatric hospital where she sees what happens to perment residents..and she sees an opld friend who he...more
Karen Barron
Shocking and heartbreaking.
Isa Cerqueira
I would have liked it better if it was written in the 1st person like the first book. It was confusing, it didn't seem like it was written by the same person. Anyhow, this is a touching, heartbreaking story, Toni has suffered so much throughout her life and as I read I felt so upset, so angry with her mother for taking that pig back, for treating Toni that way, for treating her like it was her fault, for never caring, never helping when she was the only one who could really help her. I recommend...more
This was an excellent read. Not the usual abuse stories, this went into depths of how the abuse had an affect on her mind, the stays and trauma's in a mental hospital. How she came through at the end and understanding her parents, and realizing her Mother was not all she thought she would be.
Aug 04, 2008 Jeannie rated it 2 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: only someone who really thinks they want to read it
Recommended to Jeannie by: no one really, I am just interested in these type of books
the writing in this book was not very good, she flucuated between first and second person narrative throughout which was very distracting especially at the beginning of the book. about 3/4 of the way thru it really got interesting but all in all not that great of a book in my opinion.
The follow on from "don't tell mummy", brilliant! As sad as the book is, you can't help but wonder y she never moved out n left the parents that she clearly met nothing to...then all is revealed, it's very gripping and a other year jerker! Another good read!
Larissa Mattix
This book is the second to a another very good book. This was another one that pulled at my heart. I gavethis book four stars because the Author made me feel really close and in the story with all the other characters. She just pulled me in.
This was a very sad story of child abuse, which was a sequel to 'Don't Tell Mummy'. Toni Maguire has a wonderful way in how she writes such a harrowing story. This is a must read for anyone who is interested in reading about abuse.
Mrsn Slawit
I found myself totally engrossed in this book and I now feel compelled to go out and buy Toni Maguire's other book.
A gripping read and written with pure honesty and completely soul bearing.
Hard to read at times but well worth it!
I didnt really understand the concept of this book nor enjoyed it. the events were moving at a snails pace, and in the ending wasn't as i wanted...in fact i didnt enjoy the whole memoir..
i do not recommend this book
Carmel Carmel
This is a continuation to Toni's other book 'Don't tell Mummy' and shows her Mothers true colours, no parent would ignore or put their child true the torture these parents did.
Antoinette Young
An insight into the justice system of the late 50's and early 60's. The narrow mindness and bigotry of people and how badly people were treated in mental institutions.
Rebeka Pallier
Read the first part of the book "Don't Tell Mummy" . I wasn't disappointed by this book but I liked the first part better. It was a good read and a good second part.
Veronica Flood
A very compelling book, showing that once you hit rock bottom and everyone has given up on you see you strength and begin to take back control of your life again .
Sharon Singh
This was one child who moved out of the abusive home instead of just taking the abusive and living with it. An admirable story of coming into her own.
Great book I really enjoyed it. It is a very sad tale but so glad Toni came through at the other end. Remarkable woman!
Read in a couple of hours,candid lots of admiration.One of those books you will always remember
Nicole Sandford
A follow up on Don't tell Mummy. A good read if you enjoyed the first for adults.
A shocking story and very brave of the author to retell it.
Jan 12, 2012 Rima is currently reading it
very boring and depressing that i couldnt continue!
Sequel to 'Don't tell mummy'. A must-read.
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