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Before I was discarded for the final time on the doorstep of this place, I had been treated as a hand-me-down. A pushover that no one wanted and needed to get rid of, but I was happier then. The rules were never as strict, the punishments nowhere near as brutal, and no unkind word was ever spoken to me above a whisper. Things changed after I felt the cane for the first time.

Spare the rod and spoil the child extends far greater than anyone can know inside the walls of Our Lady of Heavenly Hope - a place where no such thing exists, and if it does, it died inside of me such a long time ago that I can't remember what it feels like. 

The halls have gone silent lately, and I like it best this way. I'll learn to be kind again and I'll bestow it on the person that needs it the most. And in the end, everything will be okay.

©2020 Yolanda Olson (P)2021 Yolanda Olson

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Save a prayer for me

nefarious

When the author warns you that this is her darkest book to date; then take that warning with a glass of holy water, because you're going to need it.

This book is heavy, twisted and pitch black dark. To the hundredth power dark!! So, proceed with caution. This short and wicked story will have you reciting a prayer in no time to what the unsaintly Sister Paloma Grace has in mind for her redemption.

I listened and read along to the audiobook of Nefarious. While the narrator wasn't my favorite, she still kept me entertained throughout the entirety of the story.

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A great twisted story

Holy Frick this is a twisted story. Don't get me wrong I absolutely loved it! And holy Frick it's twisted!

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So Amazing

I loved reading this story but listening to it was so much better 🖤
The narrator was simply perfect and made the story that much creepier
Made sitting at home with a storm outside the best day ever 🖤🖤

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holy moly

I've read this book before listening to it on audible. good gravy I didn't think it could be anymore creepier than when I read it, but listening to this narrator talk as the main character gave me chills. she was great. I'm a big fan of this author already and if your looking for shockingly horrific horror then look no more. just be warned this isn't a happy ending to this and most of her stories.

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Even better than reading the first time!

I absolutely LOVED this dark and depraved story! Yolanda Olson knows what she is doing when she decides to write a messed up story. And this was one messed up Nun LET ME TELL YOU. When reading the book, you could feel her pain and suffering in the words of the story, but while listening to the audio you could HEAR it in the narration. The narrator did a fantastic job playing the part os sister Paloma AND Reed. 5 sinister stars.

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At your own risk.

I love it when the author begins with a warning. (No regrets!!!)
‼Spoilers‼
‼Warning for disturbing content.‼
Ooohkay, using a dead sparrow and other parts to masturbate with is where I draw the line and just ew. Psychotic nun cam-girl is an interesting type of case study. Hope Reed gets tested but doubt it.

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Holy Goodness!

When I first read Nefarious, I thought then that Yolanda Olson could not blow me away more than she had with this book.
I digress. This audiobook of Nefarious is by far the creepiest sh** I have ever listened to.
Bravo! Ahhhmazing! Truly! The narrator brought Pally to life in a way you connected with her. Felt almost oddly in sync with her. I definitely need more from this author and this narrator.

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  • 11-05-21

When the narrator nails it!!!

ETA: My re-read of this was done via Audio Book and it was amazing. Jessica Blackthorne could not have done a better job!!! She was totally in character. There were times I wondered if Jessica had multiple personalities...that's how good she was!!!!!!

<strong>Nefarious it certainly is</strong>

Look by now y'all should know what to expect. So stop crying like you werent warned.

Pally oh Pally, what has the world done to you?

Reade ugh Reade what was going through your head when you decided you could come out of this.

Listen read her warnings and just know if you love the way Yolanda weaves her world no matter how big or small then you know what your about to get.

Read responsibly my dears bc this one here, there's no coming back from it.

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  • Night Owl Book Blog
  • 04-29-21

Outstanding story and narration!

The story of Sister Paloma Grace is one that will take up space in your heart and mind for a long time, if not forever. I read the ebook a while ago and I often think of it. Hearing the wonderful narration that really brings Pally to life has been amazing! Listening to her pain is both beautiful and heartbreaking. Pally is definitely not your run of the mill nun. She has many demons and flaws but these just make her all the more human. There are lots of shock factors in the story but hello, it’s a Yolanda Olson book...so that should be a given. Nefarious is one of my favourites from Yolanda Olson and I will always love Pally. Highly recommended. 5 stars!