by C. A. HOCKING
Damaged Goods is a powerful Gothic Saga about three young sisters trapped in a childhood of unrelenting abuse at the hands of their cruel father. In order to survive their nightmare, Helen, Sis and Sweetypie create a secret world for themselves where the only thing that sustains them is their love for each other.
But children grow up and the day comes when the sisters know they must end their torment, whatever it takes. They plot a brutal revenge on their father, but not all goes as planned and Helen finds herself fleeing her family home and her beloved sisters.
Fifty years after leaving, Helen returns to find Sis and Sweetypie much as she had left them. Or so it seems at first, until she discovers secrets within secrets and an act of vengeance that still haunts their lives. So begins a journey for each of them that will ultimately end in tragedy, closure and release.
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April 12, 2013
What a horrific, terrifying, yet beautiful story about survivors of the most heinous sin and crime known to man. I devoured this book in less than 12 hours, tense with revulsion, sick in the pit of my stomach, tears streaming down my face yet hopeful and overjoyed that such pure love between sisters could survive despite a hell such as theirs.
I loved the author’s ability to transport me to the lush rainforests of Australia with her rich palette of words, the surrounding beauty of the wild land made the story easier to bear, somehow. Amidst such horror and filth, the beauty of love and nature still endures.
This is my second story from C.A. Hocking, and I will be reading more from this wonderfully talented author.
January 14, 2013
March 3, 2015
The horror of sexual abuse at the hands of those who are supposed to love and protect you is the beating heart of this story. Realistic and painful, the tale unfolds in the midst of the pure and unadulterated love of the sisters. Despite the torment they endure, they somehow manage to not sink into evil themselves. Alone, they would’ve never survived. Together, they could conquer anything.
Instead of being swallowed by anguish, the author has the reader soar with hope and inspiration. An amazing story. Highly recommended read.
July 9, 2013
February 19, 2013
September 24, 2012
November 15, 2012
December 9, 2014
Sisters Helen, Sis and Sweetypie are locked in a nightmare from which there is no escape from birth onward, especially when their mother dies and leaves them to the evil, cruel sexual abuse of their father. The only normal in the framework of their existence is contained in beatings, rape, mental abuse, pain and torture. The story of their eventual break for freedom is stunning and gripping.
Set against the backdrop of a tropical rain forest, this graphic novel is too honest and believable to be forgotten – especially for readers who have been there. Damaged Goods’ most redeeming quality is its ability to paint a true, non-apologetical portrait of child molesters and their innocent victims who are scared for life in ways that the non-abused could never imagine.