Thursday, February 4, 2016

Broken Places: A Memoir of Abuse (Memoir of Abuse) by Rachel Thompson Review


Award-winning author Rachel Thompson courageously confronts the topics of sexual abuse and suicide, love and healing, in her second nonfiction book of prose: Broken Places. The sequel to Rachel's first nonfiction book, Broken Pieces, Rachel bares her soul in essays, poems and prose, addressing life's most difficult topics with honesty. As you follow one woman's journey through the dark and into the light, you will find yourself forever changed. Rachel's first book in this series, Broken Pieces, has been a #1 best seller on Amazon (eBooks) on Women's Poetry and Abuse. Please note: this book discusses serious topics, and is intended for mature audiences only.



First I have to say that this book is not for the faint of hearts. It is raw and deals with a lot of issues such as depression, suicide, sexual abuse and other things.

Rachel has taken something raw and made it a beautiful story of how one girl has survived a dark path to come into the light and heal. In poem and essay style Rachel weaves a dark past and things that happened to a girl that should not have happened and the path to healing.

This is a must read for anyone who has ever been abused sexually or thought about suicide. This is an amazing true journey of taking something bad in life and turning it into something positive and inspirational.

About The Author

Rachel Thompson is the author of newly released Broken Places(one of IndieReader's "Best of 2015" top books and 2015 Honorable Mention Winner in the San Francisco Book Festival), and the multi award-winning Broken Pieces, as well as two additional humor books, A Walk In The Snark and Mancode: Exposed. Rachel is published and represented by Booktrope.

She owns BadRedhead Media, creating effective social media and book marketing campaigns for authors. Her articles appear regularly in The Huffington Post, The San Francisco Book Review (BadRedhead Says…),,,, and Self-Publishers Monthly.

Not just an advocate for sexual abuse survivors, Rachel is the creator and founder of the hashtag phenomenon #MondayBlogs and the live Twitter chat, #SexAbuseChat, co-hosted with certified therapist/survivor, Bobbi Parish. She is also the director of the Gravity Imprint for Booktrope, bringing stories of trauma and recovery (fiction and nonfiction) to life. Read more about the Gravity authors and their books on

She hates walks in the rain, running out of coffee, and coconut. She lives in California with her family. 

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