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Publisher's Summary

After her mother's tragic death, Shayla is left to navigate her teenage years with little help from her neglectful, playboy father. Used and abused by the adults around her, Shayla makes some risky choices, taking a job as a waitress in one of Harlem's top strip clubs before she's even of legal age. She makes ends meet by running scams on unsuspecting patrons, but her luck soon runs out when she is raped and left for dead one night after work. 

Confused and scared, Shayla concocts a lie that leads to an arrest. A man is convicted and sent to prison for the crime, though he insists he's innocent.

Shayla goes about putting her life back together, and with the help of a great mentor, she makes some big changes. Now a graduate of Howard University, she's ready to begin a new career and put her old life far behind her - until an unexpected twist turns everything upside down.

New DNA evidence leads the court to reopen her rape case, and Shayla will be forced to confront the lies that she told. Will she ever be truly free from the ugly demons of her past?

©2010 Mark Anthony (P)2018 Blackstone Publishing and Urban Audiobooks

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Simply Amazing

The book was ABSOLUTELY great!! The story was great the Performance no surprise was great. Loved it

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I couldn’t finish this book it was to much to listen to a 13-14 year old being molested by her female nanny. Then screwing this person & that person not to mention being pimped out by her step cousin🙄 . Maybe if the main character was older the story would’ve been easier to stomach. It just wasn’t my cup of tea but to each their own.

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Real Life Reality

This book digs deep into how many people lives are changed by childhood decisions, whether it's made by the child or adults. Most importantly how God can change a situation. 📕📖
~ Roman 8:28~

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It gets very Tyler Perry

The story telling was great, but the story was mid at best. I wanted it to be over so bad.

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Intense, Sad, Great

This was a great listen. I was on a ride of emotion and shock as I listened. Sadly this has happened to so many people at a young age. Wow!

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So Hard But Good

This story was so hard to read because it was so true! It hit home in so many ways but even to the names of some characters was the same In my story! So much so that I about stop reading because of nightmares. However, it gave me the encouragement and motivation I needed to continue to write my story!

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Outstanding!!!

This had my attention from beginning to end. Everything about this was excellent. The narrator, the story and everything. I loved it!

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This book was very graphic and the language was above and beyond...we don't have to swear every other word. The story was heart breaking and why did none step in to help this child? The adults kept sending her into the lions den and doing harm. The narrator did a great job.

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As we travel this road through life we encounter many things. Never do we think they will come full circle. Daily prayer will help us to stay focus.

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Good life lesson

This book has a lot of events and Twists and turns I didn't think I would enjoy it but it had been a great story . People can go through life thinking that they can't make it but it was very encouraging

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