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Out Of The Shadows

4.91  ·  Rating details ·  55 ratings  ·  53 reviews
Dane Johnson was like every other man in his thirties except for one very big secret. One that, for him, was so horrific, he was determined to keep it hidden. He thought it would never see the light of day—that is until today. His fragile world has crumbled around him. The past exposed for the world to see. Now the boy he tried so hard to keep safe might be gone forever.
Kindle Edition, 107 pages
Published February 1st 2020 by Theresa Sederholt
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Melissa Stevens- kulis
Feb 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I have read everyone of Theresa Sederholt's books and this by far is one of the best. It captures you from the very beginning and doesn't release you until the last page. I have never read a book quiet like this one, it takes you through all of your emotions. You will laugh, you will cry but most of all you will walk away with a new understanding of what some people have to put up with in their lives to survive. An absolute must read , would give it more than 5 stars if they allowed. Theresa you ...more
Feb 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Let me start by saying I honestly can't remember the last time a book has touched me the way Out of the Shadows has. Tears were literally rolling down my face as I read Dane and Brady's struggles with domestic abuse. Dane's story of survival is compelling, disconcerting and one that will be in my heart for a long time. I highly recommend it.
Feb 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing

Dane Johnson is hiding a horrible secret , one that he is ashamed of . Until the day that his and his son's world changed forever . Now the world will know what is happening every night when he is at home . With one action Dane might never see his boy again all because of one too many hits . Will they ever get out of the hell that they find themselves in and will people believe that the hell is coming from his wife .

Ok I am going to say this right now , I cried so hard all the way through
Gail Guerrero
Feb 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Out Of The Shadows by Theresa Sederholt - Review by Gail Guerrero

Five Stars

My jaw is on the floor. Omg I can’t believe what I just read. Its unimaginable but so real. To think that someone finally got the courage to say me too for men. It’s so sad that men do get the same benefit of belief that women do when they cry out for help. This story was too real. I felt like the author did an amazing job writing this story. It wasn’t too much and had the right amount of background. It would be nice to
Dawn Daughenbaugh
Feb 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing
5 Star
Out Of The Shadows by Theresa Sederholt

Wow just Wow. I’m at a loss for words. I can’t say I loved this book because I feel like that’s wrong. Every book I’ve ever read by this Author I’ve loved. This one shattered my heart and played with my emotions. I can’t say I know or even understand how or what they went through because I don’t, but I was pretty much holding my breath and praying so hard it didn’t end badly . My heart hurt for Dane and Brady. Dane has a secret one that’s about to
Tausha Treadway
Feb 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Out Of The Shadows by Theresa Sederholt. This book was OMG amazing. It was so emotional and heartbreaking I caught myself bawling thru a lot of it. Its the story of Dane Johnson a man in his 30s who is living in literal hell. His wife Julie is a horrible, self centered, witch and she does nothing but use their 13 year old son Brady to hurt Dane even more. Dane's main goal in life is to protect Brady from this horrific nightmare they are living. Brady is a strong, sweet, brave alas awkward ...more
Feb 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I have known that the works of Theresa Sederholt are emotional reads up until now but this book sincerely threw me for the hills of tears. I was probably bawling through this majority of this book, like ugly cry tears. Dane and his son will swallow you up with their tragic story of bearing the brunt of an awful and abusive situation. The twist? His wife is the bad guy. Abuse is a topic that is difficult to read on any level but to see it from a male perspective was just absolutely eye opening. I ...more
Feb 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing
5 Stars

First of all- you will definitely need a box of tissues and glass(es) of wine as you embark on this journey. It is full of heart-aching and heartbreaking details, which really flung my emotions all over the place.
Out of the Shadows by Theresa Sederholt is definitely not what I was expecting- it caught me by surprise, then hit me with a few emotional punches. It is a powerful story full of secrets, heartache, emotion, and dramatic developments that had me flipping the pages and reading
Feb 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Out of the Shadows is the first book I have read by Theresa Sederholt, but it won't be the last. This book needs a strong disclaimer/warning because it has some graphic descriptions of abuse. However, as long as you are not triggered by that, then you should read it! It is terrifying and heartbreaking to read, but at the same time I couldn't put it down. The book is wonderfully written, alternating views as well as present time and past story. The book follows Dane Johnson in his fight to escape ...more
Feb 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Out Of The Shadows
By Theresa Sederholt

This story has many avenues. It is a thriller, family, and domestic violence.

Dane Johnson is married and has one child. He has a secret that is about to come back and haunt his life. His most important plan is to get him and his son out alive. This story is very much about Domestic violence, and how to ask for help. This book is all about fighting for what is right.

Theresa Sederholt had written a very clear story. She went in with one thing, to show Men
Lyndsey Fairley
Feb 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Ok, let me dry my face first so I can see what i am writing here.
Don't be filled by the page count, this may be a little over 100 pages, but the story in this book is so much more than the page count. I have NEVER felt like this after a book and to be told in mostly the male pov. Bravo to this author, seriously, this has so many things going on and done so seamlessly.
Male POV, child POV, domestic violence, just to name a couple. While this touches and walks you through the tough battles it is
Lianne Probert
Feb 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing

This was my first time reading anything by Theresa Sederholt, but I would definitely choose more books by this author in the future.
The book delves into the sensitive and heartbreaking topic of domestic abuse, and does a fantastic job of highlighting the fact that men are often victims of this too.
The book was mostly written from the perspective of husband Dane and son Brady, and to be honest I would have loved even more time to get to know these characters. Though the book is harrowing at times
Jenni Bishop
Feb 08, 2020 rated it really liked it
Out Of The Shadows by Theresa Sederholt was an emotional story that was so heartfelt that it broke my heart. It is a story of pain and violence and being broken by what happens to those suffering through it. I applaud Theresa who has done a wonderful job on the writing of this subject and she has done such a great job of painting the picture which stands out and is so vivid. It is a very touching and thought-provoking story that you can’t help but want to reach out and help. Even though the ...more
Laura Furuta
Feb 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Out Of The Shadows
By Theresa Sederholt
5 out of 5 stars

The story Out Of The Shadows by Theresa Sederholt is a book that I found both heartbreaking and emotional. It is a story that has moments when I wondered what was going to happen next. The character of Dane Johnson has a secret that he doesn’t want anyone else to know about. Dane is a man who is trying to keep a boy safe. His story and situation is one that is not always told or a lot of attention given to. He is a man who must find the
Feb 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: ibbb-year-4
I want to start off by saying I LOVE the quote on the last page. It’s by Ralph Waldo Emerson. He summed up the reason for this book perfectly. Sadly, domestic violence is a problem. This story tells an unusual tale of the male being the victim. It shows his shame and embarrassment as well his loss of what to do. He seems to flounder a lot just trying to survive every day. Luckily there are people out there to help it’s just getting the courage before it’s too late.

This is well written and it
Katie Kearney
Feb 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Out Of The Shadows by Theresa Sederholt. This review will do this book nothing of the justice it deserves but I’ll give it a try. I knew this story could be a bit of an emotional journey but I don’t think I was really prepared for all the emotions I went through. It’s been a while since I’ve felt so much reading a story and this author wrote it all so well. It’s full of not only heartache and emotions but secrets and raw story telling. I felt The author wanted readers to become emotionally ...more
Rachel Moss
Feb 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Out of The Shadows by Theresa Sederholt was absolutely incredible. There are several triggers in this book if you have experienced or been a victim of domestic violence or assault. This book captured me from the first page. I couldn't put it down. This was one of the most heartfelt and broken hearted stories I've read in a while. There are so many people that can relate to this novel, but also for the ones who can't Sederholt does an incredible job painting that picture. This story I think was ...more
Feb 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Out Of The Shadows by Theresa Sederholt

5 +++++ Stars

I'll start with how excited I was to grab this book, I will read anything and everything this author writes, and holy moly did she write this one… I live in my safe little world not totally ignorant because I know stuff happens out there that I just can't wrap my head around, but this story totally blew my mind. This gave me a whole different perspective that I'd never truly even thought about.

I read this literally in under an hour, and I
Kerry Baker
Feb 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Out of the Shadows by Theresa Sederholt is an emotionally charged, incredible story that will complete devour you. I didn’t really know anything about this book before I started reading it. I have read a few books by this author before so know enough to assume it would be good. I was not prepared for the emotions that would be thrown at me and how much I would be captivated by them.
This is a fantastic story, and one that I am glad we are being told. It has a uniqueness that isn’t often found in
Loraine Oliver
Feb 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing
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This book by Theresa Sederholt was really good. It was well written and had a message in it as well that you will find out as you read it.

Dane is a man in his 30's who has a 13 year old son who he would do anything for, as this boy is his world. Unfortunately his wife is a different story. His wife abuses him mentally and physically. He does not dare leave her as she uses his son as her bargaining tool.

So often, myself included, we do not hear too much about spousal abuse from the man's point
Bobbi Wagner
Feb 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book! I never regret picking up one of this author’s books. They are creative, engaging and written with heart. This is a short story about Dane who has a secret that is about to come out and the emotions he goes through as he protects the most important thing in his life. He is a strong character that I felt bad for in parts and the emotional roller coaster he took me on kept me turning pages. This story can be a trigger for some as it was for me but a comfort that you are not ...more
Feb 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Out of the Shadows by Theresa Sederholt was a painful book to read. I have to tell you though, I read it from first page to last in one sitting. It woke up memories in me from my own past. Dane’s experience is not something that anyone that has been through domestic violence wants to share openly. It’s not like having a conversation about the laundry or your son’s little league game. It’s an experience of shame, regret, and fear. And if you have managed to physically and mentally survive it you ...more
Feb 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Out Of The Shadows by Theresa Sederholt
Five Stars

Out Of The Shadows is the first book I have read by Theresa Sederholt, but definitely won’t be the last. This book is a real heartbreaker. I never really thought about domestic violence where the man is the one being abused, but Ms. Sederholt really opened my eyes on this subject. I have to say, this book is going to wrench your heat out and stomp on it. I went through a half a box of tissues while reading. The characters were detailed, and the
Kerry  carr
Feb 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is a very emotional book to read and deals with the subject of domestic violence against men and shines a light on it in a sensitive way

Dane is a family man completely devoted to his son Brady. He is also married to Julie who is an alcoholic and violent. Her abuse shows itself in attacks against Dane and occassionally Brady.

Dane knows he has to leave but doesnt know where to turn and he can't leave Brady with his abusive mother.

It all comes to a head after a very violent incident which sees
Feb 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book. I was hooked from the very first page and couldn't put it down. This authors writing is creative and I could feel the emotions with every line. This is a short story and it is about a man named Dane who is hiding a very big secret that is fixing to be spilled for the world to see. I love the character development for him, he was already strong but by the end he was so much stronger and has his head held up high. I am so looking forward to reading more by this author in the ...more
Madison Degraffenreid
Feb 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2020ir, 2020-rr
Out Of The Shadows by Theresa Sederholt


Out Of The Shadows by Theresa Sederholt was an emotional and heart wrenching read. I could not put this down. I was hooked from the start. Brady and his dad Dane faced so much with Julie. I could not believe it but I also understood how difficult it was to just leave. So many people do not understand it. I love that the author created this book and shared this story. I hope that it reaches many individuals and helps them out in their own lives.
Erica Fish
Feb 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing
OH MY GOODNESS!! OH MY GOODNESS!! This story is one of the best stories I have read in a long time. Theresa Sederholt can build a world in her writings that I was catapulted into. Her character development is complex. Her plot line is engaging and I could not put the book down until I finished it. This story is about Dane. He has a secret that he does not want to come out of his closet, but that may be happening. He is on a fast lane to hell. Will Dane be able to climb his way out of hell? Can ...more
Feb 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Out of the shadows by Theresa Sederholt is a very moving and emotional story of a loving dad who deals with the horror of domestic violence. The way that the author describes the feelings and emotions of the main character Dane and his son is very respectful and brings light to an issue that is not commonly talked about. Dane became a father at a very young age and now, in his thirties, he is doing all he can to keep his son safe from his alcoholic and violent wife. This is a very emotional ...more
Feb 14, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: have-read-2020
Many books tackle the subject of spousal abuse where the woman is the victim. Not many have made the man in the relationship the one being abused. Reading Out of the Shadows does and in such a way that it was an emotional eye opener.

Thank you Theresa for bringing this important subject out of the shadows and into the light of day. Perhaps your book will bring hope to those seeking a way out.

I honestly loved Out of the Shadows very much. I highly recommend it!
Billie Moore
Feb 14, 2020 rated it really liked it
I loved this book. It opens your eyes and makes you think. Not normally a book I would pick out but sometimes you must step out of the normally because you will find a gem. This is one of those gems. Theresa Sederholt is an author I will be reading more often. Brady, Dane, Abby and all the rest will just wrap you up and squeeze your heart. The beginning leads you in one direction but quickly brings you to the path you will follow.
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Theresa Sederholt was born and raised in Brooklyn New York. She is a graduate of Campbell University in North Carolina, with a degree in Criminal Justice. Theresa now resides in sunny Florida with her husband - a professional chef - and her two adorable dogs.
Experiencing life first-hand is what she does best. Believing she can do anything has put her in some crazy situations; babysitting a pig