A Story of Unbreakable Courage

Written by
Mary Manning
Nicola Pierce
Nobody Will Believe You

This is the truly shocking and harrowing story of a young girl whose stepfather began raping her when she was just twelve years old. After twenty years she finally found the strength to break free. An inspiration story of courage and survival.

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320 pages
196x130 mm

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Category Biography/Memoir

‘Over and over again he warned me he would kill me if I told anyone. I was completely isolated. He made sure of that.’

Mary was ten years old when she first met her stepfather, Sean McDarby. From the very beginning he seemed to pay her special attention; his praise and compliments quickly won her trust. Then he started touching her in ways she didn’t like. When she was twelve, he raped her.

The next twenty years were filled with harrowing abuse as McDarby continued to rape Mary, leading to the birth of five of her children. Finally, after years of abuse – years when justice was denied at every turn – Mary found the strength and courage to break free. Against the odds she created a safe place for her children and reclaimed her life.

This is Mary’s inspirational story of courage and survival.

Tallaght-born Nicola Pierce is a writer, living in Drogheda.

definitely worth a read. A remarkably brave woman

Mid-Louth Independent

as shocking as it is sad

Clondalkin, Tallaght Echos

searingly honest memoir

Image Magazine

an inspirational and sometimes frightening read … this book should be required reading for anyone concerned about the welfare of children

Tuam Herald
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