Detached is a grand first novel by Wendi Starusnak. Be aware though, it has adult content that is heartbreaking. It will make you sad, livid, and distraught that the world actually has people like this in it. The characters in this book and the voices that tell the story are as real as it comes when an 11 year-old has to compromise herself to just stay alive. She keeps you reading and yet wanting an end to come all at the same time. A strong young lady with a history and present of terrible misfortune. A must read!
Available at Amazon.com: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00J0PKIQ2
Synopsis: I’m Emily Ruth Fleischer and this book written by me is the only one of its kind. I can never let anyone know the horrible things that my father did or the secrets that my family had kept hidden for years. If anyone ever found out then that would mean they would also know what I did. I’m not even sure if I have fully come to terms with all of that yet myself. But I had to get it all out of my head and write it somewhere. So here it is: the worst of what happened in my life (hopefully) and the terrible secrets that I found out in the year 1976.
Book 2 will be available July 2014 (Deranged)