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Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite
Amber Walker is a social worker. In Don't You Tell (Don't You Cry) (Volume 2) by Aimee Taylor, the story begins with Amber Walker losing her husband at the age of twenty-six. She is shattered by the loss and starts picking up the pieces of her life. Amber slowly finds her attention diverted to Jessie, a lively girl, and Lilly, a teenager who is also a victim of sexual abuse. Jessie is murdered and they suspect her mother's boyfriend as both her mother and grandmother were at work at the time. As Amber finds solace in working with abused children and their families, someone from her past comes back into her world to cause confusion and chaos. Will she be able to regain control over her life?
The story shifts from Amber's life to Lilly's and to that of Jessie. The lives of Lilly and Jessie are very disturbing to read but throw light on the realities that happen in society where children are exposed to abuse and torture in their homes. The author weaves and blends the stories of Amber, Lilly and Jessie seamlessly, making the book a compelling read. The twists and turns in the story keep the pace fluid.
The book touches readers in many ways. Amber's dilemmas, Jessie's murder, and Lilly's painful life all strike a chord within the hearts of readers and make them feel like reaching out to these characters. All the characters in the story are strongly portrayed and they are also memorable like Amber, Jessie and Lilly. An excellent book on child abuse and child welfare.