I am in quite a few (ok, lots) of Facebook groups for authors and bloggers. And a couple days ago a new author A. M. Myers posted that she was needing someone to read and review her new book, Hidden Scars. I didn’t ask what the book was about I needed a little bit of mystery. I was gifted a copy in exchange for an honest review. This is a book that is well worth the money you will spend on it. A.M. Myers blew me away with Phoenix (Nix) and Emma.
As I have done before I will put up my disclaimer of Domestic Abuse!! If this subject bothers you, you may want to avoid this book. Myers details the abuse so realistically. So if this subject is something you can’t stomach this isn’t the book for you.
Being a survivor of domestic abuse puts me in a unique position. I can either really relate to a character or I can tell when an author is trying to hard to push the issue. Hidden Scars made me relate. I cried, I screamed, I laughed, and I fell in love with Emma and NIx.
Emma is finally starting to step out of her shell and slowly becoming the person she once was, more conscious, but wanting to truly live life again. When she walks into the tattoo shop looking for Nix, a friend’s nephew, her life goes from black and white to full blown color, as does his.
Watch as Emma fights to keep what she has recovered in her life, her self esteem, her independence, herself against her ex, Ryan. Watch Nix battle along with her, trying to find the lines of friend and wanting to be more.
A.M. Myers has mastered character development and the flow of a story! She literally had me begging for more. Just ask her!! I have been reassured that there will be more to come, which I’m excited for, but until then grab Nix and Emma up and love them, laugh with them, cry with them, fight with them….but no matter what read about them!!
As I ended when I reviewed Ember Skies, I will end the same way here:
If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic abuse (male or female) please get help!! Please reach out to someone, anyone. You are worth the fight!!
National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE