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Publisher's Summary

An emotionally raw debut about the dangers of blind faith - and the power of having faith in oneself.

The cult known as the Community has taken everything from 17-year-old Minnow: 12 years of her life, her family, her ability to trust. And when she rebelled, they took away her hands, too. Now their Prophet has been murdered and their camp set aflame, and it's clear that Minnow knows something - but she's not talking. As she languishes in juvenile detention, she struggles to un-learn everything she has been taught to believe, adjusting to a life behind bars and recounting the events that led up to her incarceration. But when an FBI detective approaches her about making a deal, Minnow sees she can have the freedom she always dreamed of - if she's willing to part with the terrible secrets of her past. With a harrowing poetic voice, this gripping story is perfect for listeners who like their novels dark and smart.

©2015 Stephanie Oakes (P)2017 Recorded Books

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Wonderful book of an awakening!!!

So very much worth the read/listen!! I recommend also watching the series about this on facebook!!

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Great read

It was a great book. I the narrator did amazing in reading it. I love all the suspense and mystery behind everything.

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great book

loved the narrator. the book is great. wondering if there will be a second book

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Great book

I loved this book. I found it very interesting and different. Would definitely recommend this!

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Lacklustre Ending

The story and performance were great, except the ending kind of sucked. It left much to be desired. Other than that, I listened to it every chance I could get.

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Great performance! Needed me my Sacred Lies fix ✅ (after complete long the 10th episode on Facebook watch

I half-listened to the first half of the book, due to an unexpected event that happened, and I just could not bring myself to pause the book I was so eager to listen to. The, spent a whole day really listening to the last half but I finished and I am going to re-listen now. I loved it. The performance was good, I bought this immediately after I finished watching the last chapter of the webisode series, it took a very short time to adjust to the new Minnow’s new voice. In no time, I was wrapped up in the story imagining Minnow and Angel acting out the conversations with their face expressions and great chemistry I felt they had on the show. The story has many differences and my imagination did such a good job portraying the scenarios while I was listening that I have to pause and sort out which parts were actual things watched on the show and which were from the book that I pictured vividly. I was fully absorbed! And so glad to get my Sacred Lies fix that I so desperately wanted, after complete long the series! Thanks audible

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great performance pretty good story

this was a good book and it was a nice distraction. the reader had a nice voice and it was pretty evenly paced. the ending left a bit to be desired, as it didn't really wrap anything up or give me a concrete feeling as to where the future of the characters would lie.

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Great book!

The performance was great, it flowed smoothly and painted a vivid picture of what the author was trying to portray.

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love this book

great book that I couldn't put down. the TV show on Facebook watch brought me here.!

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Intriguing, nevertheless....

A+ for the narrator, but the story was only better than mediocre, I liked the irony of the prophet meeting his end at hands of one of his own lies, however I feel like to many things were left unexplained, like Jude and her mother and even some more information about her father and what his thought process was when he cut minnows hands off. These could have been a start for a second book but the way that it ended implies that minnow will move on and live a somewhat happily ever after.

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