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Publisher's Summary

A shocking true story of a girl's affair with her father.

After years of suffering multiple forms of abuse, a vulnerable young girl flees her home only to land straight into the arms of her biological father - a sexual predator.

My Daddy the Pedophile tells the harrowing true story of a teenage girl’s affair with her manipulative sociopathic father. After a terrible dark secret comes to light, the real story unfolds and her courageous journey of healing begins.

Powerful and inspiring, My Daddy the Pedophile offers hope, encouragement, and the knowledge that although the road may be bumpy and the journey long, it is always possible to prevail over great trauma.

©2018 Lily Palazzi (P)2019 Lily Palazzi

Critic Reviews

"If you are easily shocked by what occurs behind closed doors in some average suburban neighborhoods, do not read this book. If you want to read a riveting tale of manipulation, abuse, and courageous healing, then this is the book for you." (Sharyn Higdon Jones, MFT, author of Healing Steps

"Lily Palazzi's memoir, My Daddy the Pedophile is a riveting, well-paced account of both how her father's calculated manipulation of her desperate need to be loved subjected her to the wounding distortions of incest and how through therapy and the true love of her husband she ultimately finds the healing she had once thought would never be possible." (Catherine McCall, author of the international best seller Never Tell)

“It pulls you along from page to page.... There's no self pity, no hate - just a suspenseful, honest, highly readable account of how a human being can emerge whole from even the worst of childhoods.” (Adair Lara, author of Naked, Drunk, and Writing)   

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Tragic and healing

This book is tragic And brought up memories from my own childhood.

I would like to commend the author that she brought up that sexual abuse can feel pleasurable at times and that can be your bodies natural response.

This fact is hardly spoken about and holds a lot of shame for the victim.

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A good book but a lot at times

I’ll be the first to say that I’m a true crime fanatic I love true crime. So that’s why I thought I’d give this book a try. It’s nothing like I imagined. It’s a GREAT book BUT extremely hard to listen to at times. It’s amazing how this woman came out on top after everything she went through. I highly recommend it but just be aware that at times I had to walk away to give myself a break from it.

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it was a bit much for me so i stopped the story

some people mite say this is a great book but for me it was to much. as a childhood abuse survivor some parts where triggering for me.

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Not a good, but thanks for sharing

I struggled to finish. I really want to like it because I am all for women sharing their truths. However, despite the topic it lacked emotion. The story was all over and was missing direction. I think the editing was poor, I like the narrator's voice so I can't blame her for the lack of content. I think the book is missing more depth.

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Wow... so sad.

Being a victim of rape and after years of recovery, it is a bittersweet journey to know others can overcome such trauma. It’s heartbreaking to know that parents can cause such trauma in their own children’s lives. It’s hard to believe that this is a true story. But it is a huge eye-opener that these things really happens to real ppl.

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Such a beautiful story of a life no girl should live.

I absolutely loved this book. Well written. Couldn’t put the book down. Such a horrific story and a little girl. And such a strong girl to grow up, receive the help needed and heal.

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Very good book

It was very shocking but a very good book and a very good story about someone who suffered Abuse I really like the book

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Best book I’ve ever read about child abuse!

I loved this book because it was so real and raw! It really touches your heart! The narrator was excellent too!!

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Shocking

A book of pain and healing. An incredible story for this authors to share. She’s a true hero.

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The dad’s conviction made the story credible.

This is one of those hard to believe stories. I almost returned the book after the first few chapters. I jumped to the middle, Chapter 10 in the TOC, which the narrator called chapter 8. It was riveting from that point on. I later went back to the beginning and listened to the entire book, TWICE.

The narrator was excellent. She narrated in a very relaxing manner, so much so that it’s easy to fall asleep listening to her. That’s a great plus.

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  • 12-04-21

Very good listen

this is very good. love the way there is the dealing with the trauma. Not a lot of book tell you about the after effects.

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  • 07-01-21

painfully accurate

I went through very similar. The feelings and confusion is exactly the same as described in this book. It must have been both incredibly difficult but therapeutic to write this book, and I have nothing but admiration for how she has overcome the demons of her past.

I wouldn't recommend listening to/reading this for someone currently in, or very recently out of, the throes of abuse, as I found myself dissociating at certain parts in the book.

Very well written, narrated beautifully and exceptionally validating.

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  • Willow Phoenix-Murphy
  • 06-07-21

Couldn't stop listening to this until the end.

Shocking, heartbreaking but heartwarming. Would recommend, especially for other survivors. It really helped me. Love to the author 💕

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  • sarah MacHattie
  • 05-17-22

couldn't put it down

This book was something that evoked curiosity at 1st and then shock, uncomfortable moments, tears, laughter and much more. A real eye opener. So we'll written and a roller coaster throughout so couldn't out it down. Publishers that refused to publish this missed out here and shame on them. I don't read these sort of books alot I read fiction dystopian but it caught my attention. Definitely glad I got it and would read again as well as recommend.

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  • sarah bridgewood
  • 06-13-21

courageous

Inspiring! How lives can be changed by the choices and the changes that we make

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  • karen
  • 01-14-21

amazing show of strength

what a wonderful strong lady you are if only i had your strength your totally amazing

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  • MAXINA
  • 05-29-20

difficult to hear

honest, heart rending, Lilys strenghth an inspiration, God bless and keep her and her family

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  • 01-27-21

Important and inspiring story

A very brave woman shines light on abuse, this is not an easy listen in parts but is excellent. We need to talk about child sex abuse and how it can be healed.