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Out Of The Shadows

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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

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Published February 1st 2020 by Theresa Sederholt
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**Elle**Bee**Double U**
Apr 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I feel like there are very few books a person will read that will change their lives, or at least their way of thinking. Out of the Shadows is definitely one I consider that makes you sit back and really think. Think about we as a society still are sexist in some aspects, think about how we are so quick to judge someone but never really try to put ourselves in someone else's shoes.
Out of the Shadows really brings to light how quick we are to believe that only women can be victims of domestic ab
Feb 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Out Of The Shadows by Theresa Sederholt
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
Melissa Kulis PA
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. ...more
May 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This story is not for the feint of heart. Dane and Brady are dealing with a very difficult home life. What can they do to escape? Can they escape unscathed? Thank goodness for people who want and can help!
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 thi
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
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 teenag ...more
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 c
Michelle King
Feb 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is a story that everyone should read. I am a victim of domestic violence and I honestly never thought about it from the perspective of the male being the victim. This book really made me think about how that would look. Where would they go? Do they have the resources that are available to women? Who would believe them? And having children in that situation is a million times worse! I made it through this story unscathed…or so I thought. As soon as I read the last sentence and closed the boo ...more
Jun 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Heart Breaking!
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.
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 al
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 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Out of the Shadows by Theresa Sederholt is a book that will stay with you for a while. It rips you apart and leaves you laying in pieces. It will also give you hope. From the first book I picked up by this writer, I have gone back each time another of her books pops up on my radar. She has her way with words, the images she paints in your mind are powerful and they stay with you. She is not afraid to tackle sensitive subjects and when she does, she takes such care that you feel cared for.
Out of
Michelle Austin
Feb 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing

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
Mar 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing
When you hear domestic violence you think a woman and child have been abused. You never think it could be a man being abused by his wife/girlfriend. Lets face it, we tend to think men are stronger than woman and that could possible never happen.
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
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 Me
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 stor ...more
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
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
Rebecca LaMadrid
Feb 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing

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
Feb 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: i-bb-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 ma
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 m ...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 hav
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 inves ...more
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
Sara Oxton
Feb 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Out of the Shadows by Theresa Sederholt a fulfilling five-star read. Considering this is such a short read, my emotions feel like I have read a huge saga I can’t believe the author managed to fill so much emotional power in these few pages, it shows us what a talented author we have here. This is a powerful story about secrets, emotions and Dane. Get ready to read this story with tissues and something to comfort you, wine or chocolate and possibly an animal if you have one to hand to snuggle up ...more
Krystal Gregory
Feb 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Out of The Shadows by Theresa Sederholt
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
Angelina Frazzini
Feb 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Out of the Shadows by Theresa Sederholt is a well written book everyone should give a chance.

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
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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.

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