Out Of The Shadows
This is a journey into one man’s hell, with the hope that it will help others find the strength to be able to say, “I need help.”
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...more
Out of the Shadows really brings to light how quick we are to believe that only women can be victims of domestic ab ...more
5+ of 5 Stars
Firstly if I could give this more stars I would! Wow, just Wow.
“This is a journey into one man’s hell, with the hope that it will help others find the strength to be able to say, I need help”.
Out of the Shadows by Theresa Sederholt is a story about Dane Johnson and his teenage son Brady, they both share a secret and that is that they are both victims of domestic violence at the hands of Julie, Dane’s teenage sweetheart and Brady’s mother. Sed ...more
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 thi ...more
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 ...more
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 c ...more
This book grabbed me and did not let go. Had to finish it before I went to bed.
Dane is living such a horrible life/secret until the inevitable happens and his wife Julie totally looses it in the carpool lane while picking up Brady. Obviously, Abby the guidance counselor has to call CPS (child protective services) because Julie was putting Bradys life in danger.
Things spiraled out of control at home then.
Julie blamed Dane for everything. Never thinking that she was the problem. ...more
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 al ...more
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Out Of The Shadows was an emotional 5 star read.
I was pulled in right from the beginning.
My heart broke right from the beginning with what Dane was going through. Dane is in an abusive relationship and things take a tragic twist and Dane and his son Brady’s lives are turned upside down. Dane was trying to protect his son but now that their secret is out things have changed.
Will Dane get out of his situation before it’s too late?
Overall I really enjoyed this read. My emotions were all over the ...more
Theresa shows in this book that it can happen and it has.
Dane set out to try and better himself to take care of his family, things happen and however he worked his butt off. Julie, she wanted Dane to herself so when their son entered the picture she felt ...more
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 Me ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
Theresa Sederholt brings the conversation right to the table, where most avoid it. Domestic violence can happen to Men. However it is seriously under-reported and rarely taken seriously.
The life that Dane Johnson and his Son Brady endure is orchestrated dangerously by his wife. Dane adores his son and just wants to make his wife happy. He has offered her many outs - as they both know she hates being connected to Husband and Son. She is selfish and reckless, highly abusive.
It shows ...more
This is well written and it ma ...more
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 hav ...more
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 ...more
5 out of 5 Stars
Dane Johnson, a man so broken by the secret he is holding that it is tearing him apart. Warning that this book may trigger some people who are sensitive to acts of violence, both mentally and on some base, physically, so If you are more tenderhearted than others, this book may be a bit much for you, so tread carefully.
Having said all of that, this book is beautifully written from Dane’s point of view. While not wanting to give you too much o ...more
Dane has a horrific secret. Not only is he ashamed, he knows that exposing his secret comes with great risk. Unfortunately, he can’t keep his secret anymore and he may lose the very person he was protecting because of it.
I didn’t know what to expect when I picked up this book but it was such a deep story. This book was very well written given the subject matter. It really shed light on the lack of reso ...more
I'm Theresa Sederholt, and I like writing. More than that, I love to tell stories. I write in multiple genres, but my heart, my passion, lies in writing stories that connect to those that have withstood dramatic, personal experiences. I want to bring awareness and understanding by dealing with subject matter that is intimidating to navigate.
On the flip s ...more