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

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

After more 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 now.

For 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.

Title:If You Tell: A True Story of Murder, Family Secrets, and the Unbreakable Bond of Sisterhood
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781542005234
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    If You Tell: A True Story of Murder, Family Secrets, and the Unbreakable Bond of Sisterhood Reviews

  • Debra

    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 disrega...

  • Dem

    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...

  • Shaina

    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...

  • Grace Anderson

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

  • Lisa

    A tragic story, but...I 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 th...

  • Dan McDonald

    Dark, Disturbing, Drawn Out, and Ultimately DissatisfyingIf you're going to write a book about a mentally ill, sadistic serial killer you should probably spend more time talking about her mental illne...

  • Effie

    Poorly written. Poorly interpreted. Yuck. Just yuck. The subject matter...the written word. I wanted to find out “what happened”. But it was a REAL struggle to read. So many ways this story could ...

  • Christina - Traveling Sister

    Woah. ...

  • Ileana Renfroe

    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...

  • Valerity (Val)

    This is a crazy good book by Gregg Olsen about a really dysfunctional family that becomes painful at times to read. The more you read, the more you see it going off in the ditch. You can’t help but ...