Publication Date: December 12, 2012
Amber Brown spent her entire existence believing Dave was her father. When her mother reveals this is untrue, she goes through an emotional spiral with depression. It's hard for her to believe her mother had lied to her all this time.
A move to a new home and town causes Amber to be consumed by her "darkness" and reverts to cutting to free herself from her pain.
When Casey, her new friend enters her life, she introduces Amber to parties, drugs, and Amber's new boyfriend Landon. The secret of cutting begins to take affect on Amber as she tries to hide it from her friends and family. In the midst of everything, Amber has the desire to find out who her biological father is.
Follow Amber through her trials of depression and cutting, along with the discovery of love.
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Silenced 2: The Overtaking
Silenced 2: The Overtaking
Release Date: August 2013
In life when one thing goes wrong, it can feel like everything goes wrong. Secrets come to the surface while friendships twist out of control, romantic relationships end, and even a dear loved one can die!
In Silenced: The Overtaking Amber’s life turns to chaos when she finds out Sarah, her childhood friend dies suddenly, her stepfather reveals another devastating family secret, and her boyfriend begins pushing her away.
After all the truth comes out, Amber turns to her darkness for comfort when her worst fear becomes reality. Her secret with cutting is discovered when she loses control and ends up in the hospital. Amber’s long journey to recovery begins with a battle. While she’s fighting her way to freedom, she discovers the one love she’s been missing her entire life.
Will Amber overtake her darkness of cutting or will the darkness overtake her?
Review of Silenced 2: The Overtaking
I was excited to read this book after reading Silenced (Book 1) months and months ago. Amber's journey continues as she hangs on by a thread. Waking up in a hospital after going to deep is one thing. Losing your best friend, the relationship with her boyfriend and her newly learned about sister is quite another. Everything that Amber goes through is rough, not only on her but on everyone around her. She wants to seek help but doesn't know where to start much less who to turn to.
Landon doesn't know how to take Amber's cutting but then it's understandable with what he's going through at home. Casey on the other hand cannot seem to embrace Amber as family. This causes Amber pain and again she turns to cutting while she is trying to get professional help.
I think what bothers me about Amber's character is she can't quite get it through her head that the world doesn't revolve around her. Once she starts down the road to recovery everything has to be about her and if the slightest hint of someone's heartache or drama comes along she shuts it out quickly. This pushes everyone who's ever cared for her away for a time...
There were so many times I wanted to smack Amber and say "Hello, just because you are spiraling out of control doesn't mean you gotta push everyone that is there to help you away!" Then again I've never been in Amber's shoes... Just thinking about it makes me wonder if I wouldn't care about what those that are closest to me go through...
As the author brings it all to a close, things seem to come together for everyone. I enjoyed continuing Amber's journey and enjoyed seeing the steps she took down the road to recovery.
If you'd like to read my review of Silenced (Book 1) click the link below.
RaeBeth McGee-Buda was born in southwestern Pennsylvania in 1987, the second daughter of Rachel Yost and Arthur Curtis McGee. RaeBeth grew up loving to read and write poetry, as well as short stories. Her childhood dream was to become a teacher. Rae Beth's dream of writing was created in her eleventh grade literature class where writing became her passion.
RaeBeth married in August 2012 to her husband, Gregory Stephen Buda Jr. and resides in a small Pennsylvania town of Fairchance. RaeBeth is a full time mother of one beautiful daughter Emma, and a mother to an angel, Dakota Emily.
She graduated from American Intercontinental University in 2010 with her associates in business administration. She enjoys spending her time writing and feels connecting with readers and sending her messages are her main goals.