New Release: These Violent Delights by Victoria Namkung


4 disco balls

Published November 7, 2017 by Griffith Moon
Category: Contemporary Fiction

Before we start, can we talk about this cover? It’s eye catching and elegant. Definitely attracts a reader to want to read the synopsis, IMO.

This story couldn’t be more relevant to what we have been experiencing as a society. In the wake of the increasingly alarming stories of sexual assault being shared this book provides perspective from the victims; it will make you pause and evaluate how you, and others around you, support victims – or lack thereof.

The story follows three women who have been taken advantage of by their adult teacher: a family man who preys on 15 year-old students. They did not know each other then, but one’s story brings the unlikely group of friends together to expose a school’s beloved teacher and said school’s negligence in investigating previous complaints. It is such an important story, and the author did a great job of creating three different characters who experienced similar abuse but each were affected in different ways.

“Furious about a society that so easily casts doubt and blame on women as though we have nothing better to do than make up stories.” In reality most victims prefer to not speak out in fear of being shamed. Author, Victoria Namkung, takes you on a journey that will make you question what you would do, or how you would judge, in a similar situation.

The book is a quick read, and one I highly recommend to all.

I received an ARC from NetGalley for my honest review.
This was my first experience with a NetGalley book and I am very impressed!


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21 thoughts on “New Release: These Violent Delights by Victoria Namkung

  1. Sounds like a very timely read considering everything going on over the past few months. How have I not heard about this book before? It’s on my TBR now.

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  2. Great review, this is the first time I heard about this book until now. But now I am really intrigued and curious about the concept of the story. I may check it out one day. Thank you so much for sharing your awesome post and putting this book on my radar.

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  3. Agree, love that cover. I actually have a friend who was taken advantage of by her teacher, she even went to court against him with three other girls, but the judge threw out their case for lack of evidence. Scarred her for life.

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  4. This is an amazing review. I was made to attend church as a child and Jimmy Saville went to the same church regularly and the priest was later found guilty of horrendous acts against children. Beloved people can get away with so much because they are in a trusted position. This is going on my TBR.

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