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Publisher's Summary

Piper was raised in a cult. She just doesn't know it.

Seventeen-year-old Piper knows that Father is a Prophet. Infallible. The chosen one. 

She would do anything for Father. That's why she takes care of all her little sisters. That's why she runs end-of-the-world drills. That's why she never asks questions. Because Father knows best. 

Until the day he doesn't. Until the day the government raids the compound and separates Piper from her siblings, from Mother, from the Aunts, from all of Father's followers - even from Caspian, the boy she loves. 

Now Piper is living Outside. Among Them. 

With a woman They claim is her real mother - a woman They say Father stole her from. 

But Piper knows better. And Piper is going to escape.

©2019 Megan Cooley Peterson (P)2019 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

Editor's Pick

Some backstories are darker than others
"There’s something so morbidly fascinating about cults. As the nonfiction editor here at Audible, I’ve listened to my fair share of nonfiction stories about these kinds of groups, but never really made the plunge into fictional accounts. Told in a dual timeline, this debut from Meghan Cooley Peterson was dark and suspenseful, with just the right amount of intrigue and emotion—which was only amplified by Melissa Moran’s performance. And, it’s paired with a deeply personal and touching author’s note at the end of the story.Anyone interested in cults or the deprogramming that occurs after leaving would be doing themselves a disservice to skip this one."
Michael C., Audible Editor

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if you're an ex-JW this is triggering.

Damn. Great, wonderful, fantastic, and just a little too close to home. No rape (thank God) but this book will stick with me for years.

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Great Book for teens

I listened to this YA novel on Audible yesterday and finished it on my commute today. It was recommended to me by a friend It's the engaging story of a young teen's escape from a cult told in flashback,and mystery. The heartbreak of The main character Piper's PTSD and resulting mental illness is handled without stigma. Because he main character's journey through her breakdown is handled in a very authentic way; reading it could be incredibly helpful to a young person traveling through their own depression, anxiety, or angst. I found the author's descriptions of Piper's memory loss and disassociation to be so very accurate, and described poignantly. The book is good storytelling, but I recommend for two more important reasons- firstly, understanding mental illness and childhood trauma in a non-judgmental way; and secondly, encouraging free thought with self awareness.

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Very Different

I was not really sure where this story was going to go, but I ended up really enjoying it. If you love True Crime and different things like that, I think you will enjoy this one. There is a limited look into the cult life, but it was still very interesting since you know that things like this really happen. This story follows Piper before and after being in a cult. I found the parts with the story and the cult interesting. I also enjoyed the after parts as Piper starts to unravel everything that has happened in her life. This not a very detailed read, but you will find yourself wanting to know what happens next. It is unlike any other thing I have read. Overall, this was surprised me and I really enjoyed it.

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Skip it.

You’d need to be a tween to enjoy this, but it seems to aimed at late teens or young adults. There is a lot of profanity, a really unnecessary, (striper jokes?) and so on. But besides that, its simply to long, even if the writing was better, it to LONG. The story doesn’t even start till the last three hours or less. And even when you finally get to it, it ends in a spoiler!!You BAIRLY know more at the end that you did at the start. You payed for and listened to this NINE hour disaster and you don’t even get an actual story out of it! It’s like those awful adds that Say if you watch to the end, you’ll learn the secret to losing weight overnight, and after that 50 minute advertisement to the end you learn that the secret is the authors $30 dollar book. All in all, don’t waste your time or money. You can do so much better for your teen or tween, and with your money and time.

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Tremendous story

I was riveted right from the start, and it did not disappoint throughout. I will definitely recommend to all my friend.

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Wonderful, mysterious and well-written!

I loved The Liar's Daughter, which kept me guessing till the end. It was a reminder of what happens when control and submission are at play - in both organizations and personal relationships.

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Incredible story

This book is very well written and narrated. I couldn’t stop listening. Such a heartbreaking, but inspiring story.

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Worth reading!

As a person who’s always had an interest in cults and it’s members this book is a must read. The fact that the author used some of her life experience can be seen when Piper explains her riot of emotions related to her cult family, the rules, and her own intuition. Once I started on the story I couldn’t stop and made sure to let all my other book friends know that this was a must read (no surprise they had read it already and agreed it’s a favorite)

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It was decent but I wouldn’t pay for it

This was a decent story. Sad how it could be true. Hopefully not, but you never know

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Some slow parts but I pushed through. Narration was good, story was so so. Predictable. 3/5