Remember… Sydney, the novel about the abuse within the Watchtower

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    Hello everyone,
    It has been a long time since I have posted on this forum. Like many of us, I think the last few years have been a bit strange, to say the least. But, from time to time, I have kept an eye on the website. Sadly, it seems to be on the wane. It’s a shame, because there have been many interesting conversations. But that is life.
    As for me, it’s not that I haven’t done anything during these years. I wrote a novel that was published in March 2020. It received many excellent reviews, and I am proud of it. This novel was written in French, but was finally translated into English.

    Here is the story:
    Claire, 21 years old and newly married, grew up in Lausanne in a family of Jehovah’s Witnesses. She could be happy, but unusual events spoil her life as a couple. Her husband, Jérémie, tries to help her, but finds himself powerless to deal with his wife’s problems.
    The young wife would have liked to find support from her mother, but her blind faith in the creed of her religion prevents her from helping her daughter properly. She has been remarried to Raymond, a Belgian Jehovah’s Witness, after Claire’s father left when she was seven. Her stepfather’s activities are mysterious, but does he really have something to hide?
    She finds support in two people: Isabelle, her childhood friend, with whom she has planned a trip, and Éloïse, her work colleague, who makes her reason about her beliefs and encourages her not to put blind trust in men.
    Two tragic events will once again turn her life upside down and separate her from those who are most dear to her. She will experience the pain of rejection.
    Éléonore, a psychotherapist, and Anna, who practises gentle hypnosis, will go in search of the events of her past that she has forgotten and that certainly explain the inferno of her present life.​

    The basis of this novel is the findings of the RCA in Australia about the Watchtower’s policy in dealing with child abuse. But many other issues are addressed, such as the organisation’s control over its members, the despotism of the elders, etc.
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