A compelling novel based on true events
Frightened and confused, Rick faces an uncertain future. Abandoned at an orphanage, by his narcissistic mother, Rick soon learns the hidden secrets of Shady Acres. Betrayed, abused and neglected, he endures untold sorrow from his malevolent housemother.
Joyfully reunited with his family, he soon discovers a new level of fear. Forced to watch his mother’s brutal beating, his stepfather soon turns his rage upon him. Hardened by the street and physical abuse, Rick must use his instincts to survive.
Maturing into manhood he discovers unconditional love and is led to faith and ultimate healing.