The Blood On My Hands – Shannon O’Leary

Shannon O’Leary’s book The Blood On My Hands is a horrific and heartbreaking narrative of her life at the hands of her abusive and mentally ill father. Growing up near Sydney with her mother and three older brothers, the abuse lasted well into her teenage years and, emotionally, throughout her adult life. Her father would beat, emotionally abuse, and terrorise every member of her family. Nobody would help. The police wouldn’t intervene until it escalated to her father killing someone. The whole family lived through a waking nightmare. O’Leary starts at the very beginning of her small child’s memory...

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