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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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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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Great Inspiration

I've read all the books related to this tragic event and by far was moved most by this one. Lily opens up unapologetically about the healing that was required after her first 3 decades of life, and demonstrates the courage and true grit she possesses to move forward. I was in tears multiple times, both out of sorrow and pride. lily truly is an inspiration and I wish her the utmost happiness.

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Such a honest good book. What aLovely person

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

Both of her books have had me crying at times, wanting to scream at people in her past before her abduction, then of course hug her because of how she had to yet still endure not seeing Joey

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Inspiration

Such a strong and amazing young lady. Very inspiring! She deserves all many blessings in her life.

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powerful

well written, well read and powerful story that reminds us there's light on the otherside of darkness.

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Great life learning lessons!

Intense, yet encouraging look at an American horror story. Lessons everyone should learn from in a world propelled by fear and hate, Love Never Fails.

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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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Thanks For Writing the Book!

Thank you for having the courage to write this book! You are an inspiration to the many survivors and those currently experiencing the same kind of abuses that you went through. May God Bless You with many years of good health and happiness for everything that you have been through!

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  • 05-12-20

An interesting listen

This is a good book, it’s wonderful to hear how Lily has built a great life. I struggled with the narrator to begin with, but got used to her after the first chapter or two - I initially thought she sounded a bit prim and forced, but either she improved or I stopped noticing! I prefer the narrator of the first book. I look forward to hearing more about what Lily does in future. I feel like she’s still got a long way to go and I wish her all the success in the world.

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  • 07-19-18

Hearthwrenching. beautiful and completely brillian

Thank you for bravery, strength and faith . You give me strength and hope to confront my past demons and speak my Soul Injury. May you continue to be abundantly blessed x