Meet Noah—an A-honor roll student, award-winning swimmer, and small-town star destined for greatness. There weren’t any signs that something was wrong until the day he confesses to molesting little girls during swim team practice. He’s sentenced to eighteen months in a juvenile sexual rehabilitation center.
His mother, Adrianne, refuses to turn her back on him despite his horrific crimes, but her husband won’t allow Noah back into their home. In a series of shocking and shattering revelations, Adrianne is forced to make the hardest decision of her life. Just how far will she go to protect her son?
Saving Noah challenges everything you think you know about teenage sexual offenders. It will keep you up at night long after you’ve read the last page, questioning beliefs you once thought were true.
This was a very difficult book to read especially as the mother. The subject is chilling… child molestation is a horrifying topic. But Lucinda Berry has managed to tell this story from a very different perspective. Through Noah’s POV readers can’t help but feel a twinge of sorrow for him. He knows he has a problem, confesses to his parents, serves his time and realized that none of it mattered because he still has feelings he knows are wrong.
Adrienne, Noah’s mother, is torn apart to learn about what her son has done. She makes no excuses for him but remains loyal to him. She wants him to heal. She wants the therapy to work. She wants to know that her son is rehabilitated and will return to society as a productive member. She wants him to put the past to rest. It how can that happen when his father disowns him, outcasts him, and refuses to allow him back into the family after his time is served. He would never let him around his younger sister. Don’t blame him really.
This story unravels quickly and just when you think the plot can’t get thicker…. BAM! Wow. Lucinda Berry… that was a very clever ending. I never saw it coming!
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Dr. Lucinda Berry is a trauma psychologist and leading researcher in childhood trauma. She uses her clinical experience to create disturbing psychological thrillers, blurring the lines between fiction and nonfiction. She enjoys taking fans on a journey through the dark recesses of the human psyche. If she’s not chasing her eight-year-old son around, you can find her running the streets of Los Angeles prepping for her next marathon.
Kate Marcin is an audiobook narrator and voiceover artist who has trained with numerous voice coaches and studied Spanish and theatre at the University of Vermont. When not narrating, she enjoys working with her husband to develop an audio guide to Big Sur, California.