If You Tell: A True Story of Murder, Family Secrets, and

If You Tell: A True Story of Murder, Family Secrets, and the Unbreakable Bond of Sisterhood After than a decade, when sisters Nikki, Sami, and Tori Knotek hear the word mom, it claws like an eagle s talons, triggering memories that have been their secret since childhood Until nowFor years, behind the closed doors of their farmhouse in Raymond, Washington, their sadistic mother, Shelly, subjected her girls to unimaginable abuse, degradation, torture, and psychic terrors Through it all, Nikki, Sami, and Tori developed a defiant bond that made them far less vulnerable than Shelly imagined Even as others were drawn into their mother s dark and perverse web, the sisters found the strength and courage to escape an escalating nightmare that culminated in multiple murders

10 thoughts on “If You Tell: A True Story of Murder, Family Secrets, and the Unbreakable Bond of Sisterhood

  1. says:

    This was a disturbing book Sometimes things that really have happened are far worse than anything one can dream up in their mind This is a tale of abuse, manipulation, and complete and utter disregard for human suffering Where one woman got off on the emotional and p

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    2.5 Stars Just to be clear I am not judging or rating this book on the horrific happenings or the cruelty that took place within this family and I cannot imagine what it would be like to grow up in a home with fear and violence part of every day life or with parents l

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    It took me no time at all to read this Why Well you hear about crimes and crazy things ppl do or split minute decisions made in haste, but I have never heard of someone like the mother in this story She had a switch She seemed to have a hair trigger The book even remar

  4. says:

    I m pretty horrified that Shelly was allowed to get away with so much Horrified.

  5. says:

    A tragic story, butI found it difficult to engage with the story I understand that the author has had to cobble together, many different points of view and try to create a coherent timeline for the story, but if found it clunky and sadly lacking in depth.Don t get me wro

  6. says:

    Dark, Disturbing, Drawn Out, and Ultimately DissatisfyingIf you re going to write a book about a mentally ill, sadistic serial killer you should probably spendtime talking about her mental illness or at least trying to explain the why instead of just the what I never felt

  7. says:

    Poorly written Poorly interpreted Yuck Just yuck The subject matterthe written word I wanted to find out what happened But it was a REAL struggle to read So many ways this story could have been shortened So much superfluous text Just yuck.

  8. says:

    Q The best calls came at three in the morning c Q Even on the crazy train, there is a place where the world is shut out and things go on feeling as though they are normal or even worth fighting for c The world s most fucked up train with Shelly Knotek as the lead conductor.

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    Why How How could she have done all those things From the moment I started reading this book I was hooked I kept asking, why did the police not react sooner They are to blame for Ron s death, no question But most importantly, How terrible these girls had to endure all those y

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