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Even Numbers

4.44 of 5 stars 4.44  ·  rating details  ·  36 ratings  ·  16 reviews
Dominga with the responsibility of raising her five-year-old daughter Olivia never imagined she would meet a man like James. He's smart successful and makes good money. But most of all he's good with her daughter. James has a secret though, a desire he cannot control which ultimately threatens to destroy everything.
Paperback, 124 pages
Published November 20th 2007 by Third Eye Publications
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In 144 pages, my soul was traumatized!

144 pages?

Yep 144 pages filled with drama and misery moved me to the point of irreconcilable frustration. The author was successful in detailing the cyclic effects of child molestation and low self esteem in this unique book titled Even Numbers.

Have you ever wanted to be a fly on the wall? I know I did. And I think it’s safe to assume that Author Barbara Grovner did too. As Even Numbers is told from the perspective of a fly you can’t help but feel as help
I really enjoyed this book.It was real and I was really able 2 relate to this book on a personal level,by me also having a daughter and me being a young mother mad me to be more aware when it comes to my daughter.Not to trust any one not even her father.This world is really sick and the reality of it is that people are really doing this and its becoming more known.As you watch the news and things it lets you know to dont be trusting any one be very careful who u let in your life thank you very m ...more
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This is a great, debut novel by Barbara Grovner. She has taken the delicate issue of pedophilia and child abuse and how a mother turns a blind eye to the entire situation. This book gives a chilling account how man can be so deceptive and cunning to get what he wants, which are young girls. In this story, Dominga truly thinks James is the perfect man for her, so she ignores the warning signs that he is more interested in her young daughter.

This is a short, quick read book. I believe this is a bo
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Even Numbers, by Barbara Grovner, is a controversial novel that takes the reader into the psyche of a child molester and his victim. After being abandoned by her first husband, Dominga believes she has found the man of her dreams. While not the most attractive man, James is charming, financially secure and embraces Dominga's daughter, Olivia, as if she were his own. There's just one thing - James has a sick fascination with little girls and fantasizes about their "...small innocent bodies and th ...more
Traci Bee
EVEN NUMBERS by Barbara Grovner held me hostage for 4 hours. I craved page after page, refusing to put my kindle down until I was done! While I was thoroughly entertained with the story, I kept waiting to hear more from Mr. Fly. To pen a tale narrated by a fly on the wall is creative genius. It's what grabbed my attention.

Despite my desire to hear more from Mr. Fly, I thoroughly enjoyed EVEN NUMBERS and would highly recommend it. It's been a while since I've read a book in a day but EVEN NUMBER
Felicia G.
A very good book!!! I'm looking forward to more from Grovner!!!
The fly on the wall starts to narrate the story, how it sees devastating things happening to young girls in the home, behind the walls, and willing to tell us. Later, we go back into Dominga past, marries Reese who impregnates her and not shortly later leaves for another woman (older woman at that named Theresa), and had to move back in with her cousin. She goes into desperation for the second time in her life, what disturbs me the most is that she keeps it inside and doesn't tell anyone to see ...more
An odd beginning, an abrupt ending, but the core of this book is more real than almost any other book I've ever read related to pedophilia and/or child molestation.

James, an emergency room doctor, has a keen eye for vulnerable women. This allows him to easily connect to single parents of young girls. After marrying Dominga, who is also someone he uses his ability to manipulate and brainwash in order to gain control of her life, James quickly begins paving the way for grooming his longstanding v
This book is full of information on how a sexual predator grooms the parent(s) as well as any child who is the object of his twisted affection.
This was Ms Grovner's first book and the writing is impeccable. She's gone on to more fiction without such a heavy topic, which many will find more enjoyable. I commend her for taking on this subject and dealing with it openly.
The only thing I might have done differently is to let the people tell their own story rather than the fly on the wall.
However, I
Carmen Blalock
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" Even Numbers" by Barbara Grovner was short and straight to the point. It is the story of Dominga and her daughter,Olivia. Being a single mother is a struggle for Dominga...that is until she meets her knight in shining armor..or so it seems.
Even Numbers delves into the world of one of the sickest people to walk the Earth, a sexual child abuser. This book was an eye opener, especially for single mothers looking for love in all the wrong places.It was a quick read told by a fly on the wall. At
Although the topic of this book was a difficult one for me to read, child molestation, I was able get through it because of how well the story was told. I loved how the story was told from the Fly on the walls point of view. I also enjoyed how we were given the background on the character Dominga. James was a low life calculating snake who preyed on weak single mothers. Being a single mother myself the thought of a man preying on women like this boils my blood. Anyway this was a great read and I ...more
This was a really good book that grabbed my attention from the beginning. Molestation is a major problem in society and definitely needs to be addressed. I believe the Dominga had a feeling what was going on in her home but could not risk going back to where she was before meeting James. I was expecting a little more from the ending. I feel like I had so many questions left at the end
Sheena  at Hot Eats and Cool Reads
This book was short, but straight to the point. The story is told by a fly on the wall, which is a different and interesting perspective and shows the horrors of a pedophile who goes after single mom's to get close to their daughters. I finished this book within a few hours and it was well worth the read!
Barbara Morgan
Even Numbers by Author Barbara Grovner is a must read for all.

Child molestation is hard for everyone.

I loved how the story was told from the Fly on the walls point of view. I also enjoyed how we were given the background on the characters.

A real eye-opener...
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