Book Of The Day – Invisible Tears

by Greg on December 21, 2011

Today’s Book Of The Day is a very highly rated Memoir from Abigail Lawrence. Invisible Tears has a great 4.4 star rating and is only $2.99!

“Very well written book! A book that you just can’t put down. From saddness to madness, hatred to love. Wow!” LT – Amazon Reviewer



Invisible Tears
by Abigail Lawrence
Rating: 4.4 Stars
Category: Memoirs/Non-Fiction
Price: $2.99
Visit Abigail Lawrence’s website

 

Warning: This book is graphic, be prepared to be shocked. The human race can be so sick and cruel. This is based on a true story. This book is for those 18 years and older.

At a time when six-year-old Abbie needs love and security, her mother goes to the hospital and never returns. Still distraught, Abbie is passed to whoever will have her. Her new step mother subjects her to unimaginable physical, sexual and psychological torture and delivers her to local paedophiles in the entertainment business. During her single minded pursuit of fame Abbie’s step mother stops at nothing, beating and prostituting her own children.

This is the story of Abbie’s struggle to survive, the grim details of child abuse of the worst kind all told from the perspective of a little girl.

As a teenager Abbie is uncontrollable. A Modette during the 80’s revival, she finds a love of scooters, rebellion and gang life on the wild side. Dulling her pain with alcohol, drugs and promiscuity at a very young age, Abbie loses control and becomes well known to the local police. Not one person can get through to her because she has no fear, no self respect, no morals or self worth. With nothing to lose, she throws herself into one battle after another, blood and guts brawling between the skin heads and the mods on the streets of London.

Her family eventually disowns her realizing they are unable to help. Abbie finds herself in the care of the Court until she is abandoned by children’s homes and Social Services too. Alone, penniless and pregnant at the age of 16. Haunted by the secrets of her unspeakable past. Will anyone ever see her invisible tears?

Here’s what the reviewers have to say:

i simply loved this book. i am a reader, enjoy many different types but favor true life (anything). i haven’t read a book this meaningful and moving in quite some time. it touches your heart. i hope that it gives many other survivors out there the courage to stay strong and know that there is hope and love out there for us all.

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This is a book that needs to be published worldwide to promote an understanding of both the harsh reality and consequences of child abuse. No, it is not set in Bangladesh or Thailand. Right in the suburbs of London, we read about civilized people doing very uncivilized things. What happens when a nine-year-old girl is denied love, beaten and sent off to various “uncles”? This story, told through the eyes of a child is both shocking and spellbinding. The writing voice of Abigail Lawrence is so real that it is impossible to put this book down. Little Abby just wants one thing out of life: to be loved. By the end of the book, Abby the teenager will burn a hole right through the middle of your heart.

I have to say this is by far the most gripping memoir I have ever read. Five stars!

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If there were 10 stars I would give them all to “Abbie” for the courage it must have taken to write this book. We all have our own demons but most none so horrific as these. You have proven to the world and yourself (the most important) that you count. Thank you for making me cry and for making me proud of the woman, wife, mother and advocate against child abuse you have become.

Get Invisible Tears here: Invisible Tears

About The Author


About Abigail

She has overcome neglect and deprivation, abandonment and abuse in all forms. A survivor, Abigail Lawrence is 43 years old and a pseudonym, Invisible Tears is her first book. Written to bring to public attention the horrors that some children go through and live to tell the tale. After raising her own children she decided to foster children in care. Child neglect and abuse still continues to happen today and people still look away. She wrote this book hoping it would help someone, anyone to find the courage to not look away but also help someone else to be a survivor too.

Happily married with 2 grown up children and now a grandson. I attempt to paint for fun and enjoy writing when I am not playing with our horses.

My career used to be in Behaviour Modification and Learning Disabilities but now I am at home full time as we foster children in care.

This book is graphic, be prepared to be shocked. The human race can be so sick and cruel. This is based on a true story.

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Question: Why did you write this book?

Looking after children that have been abused and in care, I strongly feel that although there are a lot of memoirs out there, there wasn’t any written in the childs voice, I wanted my readers to be there, to see and to feel what I went through, as shocking as it is to read the facts in raw form, the current books in the market obviously are not shocking enough to get the message out there, abusing kids still happens and when you are going through it, it isn’t all sugar coated and brushed over in real life, so here it is in all of its full glory.

Question: What inspired you to be a writer?

Coming from an abused background I looked for any opportunity to escape and found that very early on I could do just that in a book, a lot of my emotions at the time I was struggling, were made easier if I put it into writing, although for many years it was poetry based

Question: What advice would you give to a first-time author thinking of self-publishing on Kindle?

My advice would be, to be prepared to market your book consistently, not many indie books rise to the top without some promotion. I loaded my book Invisible Tears and placed it at $0.99 after a few months of promotion it steadily climbed upwards and has to date, sold over 14,000 copies in six months. It is slowing down now and I took that as a time to change the price to $2.99. Funnily enough the royalties haven’t changed much. I think price is a key and getting it right for your own book is a guessing game, no-one has the answer as to what is the right price, but as a first time author I would price it low for a limited time to help with promotions, maybe do a giveaway too.

I would also say not to give up hope of your book being a success, there are a lot of amazing writers on Kindle and I consider myself a privileged person to have my book alongside them, something I could only have ever dreamed about before. Kindle can make that dream come true; you don’t need a contract to be on Kindle, or take the hundreds of rejections from publishers or agents, let the readers decide.

Thank you for considering today’s Book Of The Day – Abigail Lawrence and ENT appreciate it.

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