Afraid to Tell

Afraid to Tell


He was our abusive father.
We were just children.
No one could know.

Heidi was 18 when she read her little sister Chloe’s diary, and discovered that they shared a terrible secret: they had both been abused by their father. After years of fear and isolation, Heidi knew she had to go to the police.

For a long time, Chloe resented Heidi for forcing her to disclose what had happened when she wasn’t ready, while their brother, Tom, couldn’t understand how he had so misjudged his father, and at first he didn’t believe their tale. The truth threatened to destroy them all.

This is the very honest story of three siblings, and how a man they trusted threatened to tear their family apart.

About the authors

Heidi Harding

Chloe is a full-time mum to her two children, with another on the way. She is 29 and lives on the south coast with her partner.

Tom is 34, has two children and works as a business team leader. He is a passionate fisherman who says he could never live far from the sea.

Heidi is 36 and lives with her husband and child in London, where she works as an events manager and as a voluntary ambassador for a children's charity.

Jane Smith is a ghostwriter and writer of more than thirty published books, many of which have been Sunday Times top ten bestsellers.
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Tom Harding

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Chloe Harding

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