This book was very dark in a way I never could’ve imagined. I had to pause in between cause of the subject matter a few times. I usually don’t read religion related books but this one seemed so intriguing so I decided to read it. 


The Kevinian cult has taken everything from seventeen-year-old Minnow: twelve 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.

The Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly is a hard-hitting and hopeful story about the dangers of blind faith—and the power of having faith in oneself.

This was very atmospheric and very VERY dark . I mean like darker than I thought. And this was one of those books where it just sucked me in and the author did a really great job of telling Minnow’s story. 

Rating: 4.5 stars