The Wacky Man by Lyn G. Farrell. Published by Legend

This is an emotionally charged story of child abuse and its after effects. Amanda has suffered physical and emotional abuse from her alcoholic father all her life. Her brothers have managed to escape, but Amanda is still under his roof. Her mother timidly leaves food outside Amanda’s locked door and walks away. Amand remains in her room , terrified of the return of the “wacky man” who has threatened to burn the house to the ground with her in it. Soon Amanda’s only escape will be inside her own mind as she loses what little sanity she has remaining. This is not an easy book to read, it’s raw and powerful and the story is not one you will soon forget

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