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3.52  ·  Rating details ·  131 Ratings  ·  12 Reviews
Haunted by a savage attack that forever changed her life, Thea Auben is determined to provide a safe home for her son, David, the only gift of a buried past. In a small California town, Thea believes she has found refuge. But her haven is about to be shattered by the very person she is trying to protect. Because David is tired of hiding... and of lies about a father who di ...more
Published September 1998 by Dutton (first published 1998)
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May 11, 2008 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Fans of Lifetime-style Suspense/Thrillers
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"3.5 stars" Violation is one of those books that I randomly decided to put on my TBR list, because the synopsis sounded very interesting to me. At the time, I wasn't entirely sure what category the book fell into, but at some point between putting it on my list and actually reading it, I'm certain that I ran across a review which stated that the author was a woman and the book was a romantic suspense. Being a huge fan of romance this made the book all the more appealing t
Jun 15, 2011 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Lured by the title "Violation" I picked this book seeking to learn and to be entertained at the same time by a fictional story describing the trauma suffered by an adult woman after being raped during high school. I thought that the plot followed a consistent previous investigation by the author
The tale revolves around three main characters very well developed at the beginning, Thea the raped woman who suffers post traumatic stress disorder after
Ryan Madland
Jul 12, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
How does one deal with life after being brutal rapped, especially knowing your child is a result of that rape? In "Violation" we see how the character Thea Auben does that. To her, this child actually has saved her life and she'll doing anything to protect him. So when he comes up missing and appears to be finding his birth father, she goes all out to find him and protect him from the truth. Luckily, she has Jack on her side who seeks to help find the young boy who annoyed him, but finally becam ...more
Dec 12, 2007 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A single mother hiding from her past, tries to prevent her thirteen-year-old son from learning that he is the result of a rape until he runs away to an online "friend."

Wow! Exciting. Fast-paced. Disturbing. Characters you can care about. Well-written. Very psychological with realistic situations.
Excellent Book
I can't even rate this book. I don't even remember it even after reading a synopsis! Must not have been that good.
Owusua Adwoa Ayeh
Am still hook in the memory of the story.
Apr 16, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good book but I think it got a little too twisted & far fetched at the end.
Jan 07, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I fell in love with North while reading this book. He weaves an amazing tale that pulls you in from the first page.
Mj Reads
Jun 19, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
If you are interested in suspense with a touch of romance, give this book a read.
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