A Child Is Torn

  • by Dawn Kopman Whidden
  • Narrated by Beth A. McIntosh
  • 8 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

When dependable Evan Madison fails to show up for work, police are dispatched to his home. His 10-year-old son, Brad, is discovered inside, unharmed and seemingly alone. He is stoic, sitting in front of the television playing his favorite video game, Super Mario - and he's covered in blood.
Veteran Police Officer Marty Keal is the first on the scene. With his many years of experience, he thinks he's seen it all. That is, until he discovers Brad's not really alone after all. Upstairs in their bedroom lies the brutally bludgeoned and deceased bodies of both his mother and his father. When questioned, Brad confesses to the horrific murders.
When Brad is transferred to a local mental health institution for children, Dr. Hope Rubin is brought in to evaluate and treat the child. A preliminary investigation shows no evidence of any kind of mistreatment in his past. She must determine the disturbing truth: Is Brad telling the truth? Or is he covering for someone else?
Detective Jean Whitely rounds out the investigative team and she suspects there is much more to the case than what meets the eye. The happily married mother of two is unwavering in her determination to uncover the real truth about Brad. Was he abused? Or is he the product of an evil seed born to kill?
As the layers of truth about Brad are systematically peeled away, you will be compelled to ask yourself, which is the more dominate factor in contributing to who we are - nature or nurture?


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Nature vs Nurture

This was an extremely intriguing listen that kept me going. How and why did 10 year old Brad kill his parents? When police arrive at the Madison house they find Brad covered in blood calmly playing a video game. He admits that he hurt his parents. A caring psychiatrist is hoping she can help Brad by figuring out what is going on. The story revolves around Brad’s family, the psychiatrist, and the 2 police persons. The characters are well developed and realistic. The book was well written and very well narrated. I look forward to reading the next one in the series.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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- Darc

Nature vs. Nurture.

Wow, a heart-breaking story of what's stronger, Nature or Nurture. I didn't want to stop until the book was done. A absolute must. I received this audio book for free at my request and voluntarily reviewed.
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- Dawnatarr

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-16-2017
  • Publisher: Dawn Whidden