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Publisher's Summary

From Michelle Knight - Cleveland kidnapping survivor and number-one New York Times best-selling author of Finding Me - comes an inspirational book about healing and resilience, on the five-year anniversary of her escape.

Michelle Knight - now known as Lily Rose Lee - captured the world's attention in May 2013, when she and two fellow kidnapping victims were found and freed after being held for more than a decade by notorious Cleveland kidnapper Ariel Castro.

But many people are still asking: What happened after her escape? How do you re-enter society after years of abuse and isolation? How do you get past the trauma and live a happy and joy filled life? How do you learn to trust again?

In Life After Darkness, published on the fifth anniversary of her liberation, Lily describes how she managed to heal the wounds to her body, mind, and soul - wounds, she reveals, that were first inflicted even before her kidnapping. With the help of good friends and anchored by her own inner strength, she takes us with her step by step on her journey out of darkness into the light.

An inspiring story - and for anyone who has dared to hope after suffering, a guidebook to finding new purpose for a meaningful life.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2018 Michelle Knight (P)2018 Hachette Audio

Critic Reviews

"The story of an incredibly brave and resilient young woman and of a spirit that refused to be crushed, even through the worst time." (The Daily Mail)

"In the 12 years of doing the 'Dr. Phil' show, no one has changed me like Michelle Knight and her story of survival." (Dr. Phil McGraw)

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Riveting

I’ve read Lily’s previous book and the other girls too. I admire the strength each one has and I’m so glad they have found a life after their horrific ordeal. Lily does a amazing job in inspiring people and in educating them on abuse that occurs every day every where. I envy her ability to be so loving and caring and her deep desire to not be the person she could have easily become given the life she had had. Her faith is great and the blessings she has been giving since her release is so unselfishly shared with others. I hope she writes again in five years .

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Loved it!!!

She is an amazing writer that can leed you through her life. so love it!

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Very real Story!!

I loved how she can show hope in her story. I can't believe people would say such mean things about her just to be mean, her story is very real!!!

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The Phoenix arises.

Lilly is a beautiful human. So strong and vibrant from the ashes of an evil that wanted to destroy her. This is the story of “how” she reclaimed her beautiful spirit after she was freed.

It is very well written. I was heartened by her overcoming from page 1.

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Disappointing

Although her experience is powerful, her recovery is not extraordinary. The book spends more time addressing unimportant things (in my opinion) vs her mental health recovery. I couldn't finish the book because it was too slow and didn't hold my interest.

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Such a honest good book. What aLovely person

❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️what. Wonderful information book. I hope
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