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By the second paragraph of Beyond the Tears, I was transported into the mind of a young woman bent on suicide and traveled with her through her suicide attempt, discovery, revival in a cold hospital room and transfer to a psyche ward. This was just in the first chapter.
The remainder of my night was shot as I stayed awake, reading each page as quickly as possible so that I might know this woman was okay. That she recovered. That she escaped her abuser and survived.
Intense doesn't begin to describe Beyond the Tears. This writer's true story reads like a best-selling thriller - but it's not fiction. It's Tolson's nightmare that begins the story and her victorious survival that ends it.
Peopled with characters we all know in our own lives, Tolson brings her own cast alive with crisp dialogue and action - oftentimes breathtaking with brutal honesty. Tolson's abuse cycle started as a child and continued through her marriage. The pages turn on their own as this compelling true story shows the cycle of abuse, the mindset of the victim, the actions of the abuser, the betrayal of relatives and friends and finally, the first steps toward healing.
As I suspected when reading Tolson's story, her true calling was to be a writer, which she revealed in a subsequent interview. She is now working on her second survival story - this time she has survived breast cancer.
Beyond the Tears is critical reading for victims of abuse.Read more ›
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Beyond the tears is such an inspiring true story like no other book I have read. Lynn C Tolson provides such hope and love to the reader. Read morePublished 5 months ago by S.M.H.
Wow - what a moving story! Although it was not a literary star, it certainly achieved Lynn's hope of telling the truth, revealing secrets in a dysfunctional family and giving... Read morePublished 7 months ago by M. T. Allor
absolutely wonderfully written. You need to read it if you too suffer from depression etc. Very wise. Very well writtenPublished 8 months ago by Tonda Groetzinger
this book is so good . Its wonderful to get a book that really holds your interest and this one does. Read morePublished 16 months ago by E. D.
Absolutely captivating and incredibly true at the same time, I could not put this book down. As an ally of survivors of sexual assault and abuse, I found profound insight and... Read morePublished 18 months ago by heARTwoman
Thank you Lynn for having the courage to share you story of trauma and your recovery process. Your story of survival will help many others surviving their own personal hells. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Charlotte A. Waters
This book was incredibly well written not only as a journey in to the life of a person who was molested by trusted men in her own family but also the insight of a therapist that... Read morePublished 23 months ago by Jori Nunes Author 'Chocolate Flowers' A Twisted Tale
Author Lynn Tolson takes the reader on a journey through hell. This book is an amazing non-stop page turner that I couldn't put down until finished. Read morePublished on February 14, 2014 by Martin Levine
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