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No Fourth River. A Novel Based on a True Story. A Profoundly Moving Read About a Woman's Fight for Survival.

Written by: Christine Clayfield
Length: 11 hrs and 14 mins

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Publisher's Summary

Electroshock therapy, child abuse, and modern-day slavery... just another day in Christine's life. 

Take a heart-wrenching yet inspiring ride through one woman's incredible journey that is so compelling that you are simultaneously trying to look away and unable to stop yourself from listening on. 

Christine's father is a wealthy, tyrannical man renowned in the diamond business. At the age of just five, little Christine is cast aside into a boarding school where she is ridiculed for two embarrassing problems. She grows up in a never-ending circle of traumatic experiences both in her boarding school and at home. It culminates into a falling out between father and child that was never fully mended, leading her into a world of promiscuity and alcohol, eventually landing her in a violent marriage. 

Driven to the limits of despair and heartache, she creates a plan to escape her world of misery. Will her plan work? 

This is a story that asks: How do you find the strength, when you suffer almost unbearable abuse and are broken beyond repair, to pick up the pieces of a shattered life? 

This journey shows the tenacity of the human spirit and how the will to survive can often be hidden behind self-destructive tendencies. This beautifully written novel is an incredible inspiring true story about loss, abuse, survival, and hope. 

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What the critics say

"Honestly ... I was really quite impressed. You have a from-the-heart tale that resonates. This novel is very well written, a real page turner. It's inspirational and it keeps you on the edge of your seat." (Amanda Rogers, proofreader)

"This is powerful stuff. I like your frank, no excuses yet no shame writing style. It's rare to find a script that actually has me thinking about it later. A story that strikes at a visceral level and latches onto the brain like a tick... now that's good writing." (Richard Peters, editor)

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  • Marilyn
  • 2018-09-23

Excellent read!

What a story! I admire
what she went thru and came successfully out the other side. It would have broke most people who would have become alcoholics or addicted to drugs. She is truly an inspiration. This book ought to be required reading in high school. Hope she lives at least to be as old as her mother or older.😀 Great book!

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  • Sharey
  • 2019-08-31

Never Give Up!

This poor woman went through unimaginable physical and psychological pain. Page by page, you can't look away from the horrors as your heart rips apart. However, in the end, strength, endurance, and resolve grow within Christine to overcome the horrifying hurdles that kept blocking her way. Well written and narrated captivating story.

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