The Shadow in Our Lives

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“Sometimes he touches me, and I can’t take it anymore.”

It was October 31st, 2003—Halloween. The kids had just gotten home from school, and Tracey Wilson Heisler’s family was getting ready to go trick or treating. That’s when her daughter finally disclosed that she was being sexually abused. This is the story of one family’s experience with child sexual abuse—made even more difficult by the fact that the perpetrator was her father. In this compelling memoir, Tracey Wilson Heisler, MA takes us through her family’s experiences step-by-step from discovery through recovery. Then she gives us a look at what she did right and what she now wishes she had done differently. Both memoir and self-help guide, The Shadow in Our Lives: One family’s recovery from child sexual abuse is a must-read book for anyone who suspects abuse in their family as well as for professionals working with victims and families.