Best Domestic Violence & Abuse Books
Nonfiction memoirs and books with a theme of domestic violence and/or child abuse
1 Charlie's Pond
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4.5 of 5 stars 4.50 avg rating — 72 ratings
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2 The Carer
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4.28 of 5 stars 4.28 avg rating — 54 ratings
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3 False Security
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4.56 of 5 stars 4.56 avg rating — 62 ratings
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4 Spilled Milk: Based on a Tr...
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4.26 of 5 stars 4.26 avg rating — 471 ratings
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5 A Child Called "It"
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4.05 of 5 stars 4.05 avg rating — 247,842 ratings
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6 Spilled Milk: Based on a Tr...
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4.26 of 5 stars 4.26 avg rating — 471 ratings
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7 October Snow
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4.03 of 5 stars 4.03 avg rating — 145 ratings
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8 The Color Purple
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4.13 of 5 stars 4.13 avg rating — 292,324 ratings
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9 Ghost No More
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4.51 of 5 stars 4.51 avg rating — 45 ratings
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10 Girl, Interrupted
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3.86 of 5 stars 3.86 avg rating — 103,875 ratings
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11 The Girl in the Wicker Basket
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3.89 of 5 stars 3.89 avg rating — 44 ratings
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12 After Long Silence
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3.88 of 5 stars 3.88 avg rating — 1,008 ratings
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13 Angela's Ashes (Frank McCou...
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4.04 of 5 stars 4.04 avg rating — 311,968 ratings
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14 Dolores Claiborne
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3.72 of 5 stars 3.72 avg rating — 69,400 ratings
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14 Out of the Darkness: The St...
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4.21 of 5 stars 4.21 avg rating — 141 ratings
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14 My Whispers of Horror: Lett...
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4.29 of 5 stars 4.29 avg rating — 56 ratings
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14 Domestic Violence-The Cure
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0.0 of 5 stars 0.00 avg rating — 0 ratings
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18 First They Killed My Father...
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4.24 of 5 stars 4.24 avg rating — 10,497 ratings
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19 The History of Childhood: T...
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4.34 of 5 stars 4.34 avg rating — 29 ratings
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20 How We Fell Apart
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3.4 of 5 stars 3.40 avg rating — 10 ratings
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21 White Oleander
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3.88 of 5 stars 3.88 avg rating — 182,574 ratings
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22 When Broken Glass Floats: G...
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4.14 of 5 stars 4.14 avg rating — 1,858 ratings
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23 The Glass Castle
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4.2 of 5 stars 4.20 avg rating — 444,150 ratings
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24 All Over But the Shoutin'
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4.06 of 5 stars 4.06 avg rating — 16,030 ratings
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25 Dry
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3.98 of 5 stars 3.98 avg rating — 56,643 ratings
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25 Running with Scissors
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3.64 of 5 stars 3.64 avg rating — 228,060 ratings
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27 The God Boy
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3.32 of 5 stars 3.32 avg rating — 131 ratings
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27 Unbearable Girl
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3.92 of 5 stars 3.92 avg rating — 52 ratings
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27 The Courage to Heal: A Guid...
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4.14 of 5 stars 4.14 avg rating — 4,426 ratings
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27 In the Shape of a Man
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4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 11 ratings
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27 I Abused You - Handwriting ...
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5.0 of 5 stars 5.00 avg rating — 2 ratings
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27 Leftover Women: The Resurge...
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4.13 of 5 stars 4.13 avg rating — 23 ratings
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27 Punished
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4.12 of 5 stars 4.12 avg rating — 775 ratings
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27 HOW FAR WILL YOU GO FOR THE...
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27 Tiger Lily of Bangkok
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4.93 of 5 stars 4.93 avg rating — 14 ratings
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27 Killing Me Softly
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3.64 of 5 stars 3.64 avg rating — 3,152 ratings
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27 Cry Silent Tears
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4.11 of 5 stars 4.11 avg rating — 2,055 ratings
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38 The Torn Trilogy Chaplet 1 ...
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5.0 of 5 stars 5.00 avg rating — 3 ratings
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38 The Serial Killers
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3.6 of 5 stars 3.60 avg rating — 186 ratings
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38 The Great Santini
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4.09 of 5 stars 4.09 avg rating — 16,837 ratings
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38 An Affair of the Mind
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4.06 of 5 stars 4.06 avg rating — 62 ratings
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38 The Battered Child
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3.67 of 5 stars 3.67 avg rating — 6 ratings
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38 Art of Personality: Assessi...
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38 Up the Way
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3.64 of 5 stars 3.64 avg rating — 11 ratings
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38 Before I Go To Sleep
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3.83 of 5 stars 3.83 avg rating — 101,792 ratings
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46 Dead By Sunset: Perfect Hus...
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4.02 of 5 stars 4.02 avg rating — 3,717 ratings
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46 The Batterer as Parent: Add...
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4.37 of 5 stars 4.37 avg rating — 51 ratings
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46 Teach It Write... Now!
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5.0 of 5 stars 5.00 avg rating — 2 ratings
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46 Driving with Dead People
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3.79 of 5 stars 3.79 avg rating — 3,464 ratings
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50 The Lost Boy: A Foster Chil...
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4.04 of 5 stars 4.04 avg rating — 38,014 ratings
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50 Why Does He Do That?: Insid...
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4.42 of 5 stars 4.42 avg rating — 1,537 ratings
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50 Manifest the Write Way
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50 Stay Alive, My Son
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4.16 of 5 stars 4.16 avg rating — 406 ratings
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54 Empty Chairs
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4.1 of 5 stars 4.10 avg rating — 698 ratings
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54 Black and Blue
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3.81 of 5 stars 3.81 avg rating — 50,563 ratings
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54 A Cry for Justice: How the ...
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4.88 of 5 stars 4.88 avg rating — 8 ratings
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54 Loving My Inner Mean Girl: ...
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54 Little Daughter: A Memoir o...
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3.93 of 5 stars 3.93 avg rating — 234 ratings
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59 The Duke of Deception
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3.94 of 5 stars 3.94 avg rating — 604 ratings
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59 Battered Women in the Court...
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3.25 of 5 stars 3.25 avg rating — 4 ratings
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59 What's Going on Upstairs ?
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62 Written Violence: The Perso...
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62 Torn From the Inside Out
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4.35 of 5 stars 4.35 avg rating — 23 ratings
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64 Case Files of a Forensic Ha...
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64 Torn from the Inside Out (T...
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4.35 of 5 stars 4.35 avg rating — 23 ratings
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66 A Boy's Own Story
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3.76 of 5 stars 3.76 avg rating — 3,799 ratings
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66 You Abused Me
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5.0 of 5 stars 5.00 avg rating — 4 ratings
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66 Out of the Maelstrom: Book ...
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69 Finding Fish
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4.13 of 5 stars 4.13 avg rating — 1,888 ratings
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69 No Suicide Notes Necessary
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4.8 of 5 stars 4.80 avg rating — 5 ratings
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71 Falling Leaves: The Memoir ...
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3.85 of 5 stars 3.85 avg rating — 15,708 ratings
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71 Dangerous Ink
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73 This Boy's Life
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3.99 of 5 stars 3.99 avg rating — 14,897 ratings
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74 Monkey King: A Novel
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3.46 of 5 stars 3.46 avg rating — 123 ratings
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75 Keri
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4.31 of 5 stars 4.31 avg rating — 198 ratings
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76 Climbing The Broken Stairs,...
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3.77 of 5 stars 3.77 avg rating — 232 ratings
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77 The Stones Cry Out: A Cambo...
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4.39 of 5 stars 4.39 avg rating — 72 ratings
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78 Leaving Year Zero: Stories ...
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4.33 of 5 stars 4.33 avg rating — 3 ratings
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79 Children of Cambodia's Kill...
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3.79 of 5 stars 3.79 avg rating — 175 ratings
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80 The Death and Life of Dith ...
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4.19 of 5 stars 4.19 avg rating — 69 ratings
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81 Voices from S-21: Terror an...
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3.74 of 5 stars 3.74 avg rating — 196 ratings
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82 Auschwitz: True Tales from ...
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4.14 of 5 stars 4.14 avg rating — 919 ratings
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83 The Girls of Room 28: Frien...
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3.75 of 5 stars 3.75 avg rating — 383 ratings
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84 Ten Thousand Sorrows : The ...
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3.8 of 5 stars 3.80 avg rating — 850 ratings
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85 The Dentist of Auschwitz: A...
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4.1 of 5 stars 4.10 avg rating — 446 ratings
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86 I Have Lived a Thousand Yea...
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4.17 of 5 stars 4.17 avg rating — 10,549 ratings
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87 The Unwanted: A Memoir of C...
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4.26 of 5 stars 4.26 avg rating — 1,142 ratings
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88 To Destroy You is No Loss: ...
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4.33 of 5 stars 4.33 avg rating — 692 ratings
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89 Rena's Promise: A Story of ...
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4.28 of 5 stars 4.28 avg rating — 3,961 ratings
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90 Alicia
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4.14 of 5 stars 4.14 avg rating — 4,729 ratings
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91 Escape from the Killing Fie...
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4.17 of 5 stars 4.17 avg rating — 6 ratings
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92 At Play in the Killing Fields
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3.75 of 5 stars 3.75 avg rating — 4 ratings
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93 After the Killing Fields: L...
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2.83 of 5 stars 2.83 avg rating — 6 ratings
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94 I Survived The Killing Fiel...
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3.38 of 5 stars 3.38 avg rating — 13 ratings
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95 After They Killed Our Fathe...
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3.99 of 5 stars 3.99 avg rating — 1,075 ratings
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96 The Killing Fields
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4.27 of 5 stars 4.27 avg rating — 82 ratings
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97 Survival in the Killing Fields
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4.45 of 5 stars 4.45 avg rating — 945 ratings
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98 Restavec: From Haitian Slav...
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4.16 of 5 stars 4.16 avg rating — 254 ratings
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99 Half Broke Horses
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4.01 of 5 stars 4.01 avg rating — 84,317 ratings
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100 Secrets in the Cellar
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3.76 of 5 stars 3.76 avg rating — 944 ratings
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message 1: by Ellie [The Empress] (last edited May 20, 2013 12:00PM) (new)

Ellie [The Empress] The Serial Killers is a book about ...well, serial killers. But I think the book fits this list perfectly. There are account of one of the most horrific documented abuses and crimes in USA, though it is not a memoir it is based on real events.


message 2: by Roxanne (new)

Roxanne Hendon HOW FAR WILL YOU GO FOR THE RING? Review: This book is a definite page turner and quite entertaining. It gives a first hand account of how easy it is to get caught up in the cycle of domestic violence while offering a glimpse into the mindset of a courageous woman who has lived through it. The author vividly describes the hell that women go through in an attempt to find love.


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