Damage by Caitlin Wahrer @CaitlinWahrer @MichaelJBooks #NewRelease #BookReveiw #NetGalley #Damage

Damage: An unputdownable and emotionally gripping debut with a twist you won’t see coming by [Caitlin Wahrer]


Sometimes, the true story is the hardest to believe.

TONY has always looked out for his younger brother, Nick. So when it looks like Nick was the victim of sexual assault, Tony’s anger flares.

JULIA is alarmed by her husband Tony’s obsession with Nick’s case. He’s always had a temper, but does she really know what he’s capable of?

NICK went out for a drink. After that, everything’s a blank. When he woke up he found himself in a world of confusion and pain.

Three ordinary people.

One life-shattering event.




When Julia is asked if she will visit a retired detective, who worked on the rape case four years earlier that her brother-in-law was the victim of, she is reluctant to take up the offer. But Detective Rice, a religious man, has terminal cancer and doesn’t have long to live. He needs to make peace with himself and God on a few issues that he feels Julia can lay to rest for him and give him a clear conscience before he meets his maker.

Tony was seventeen when his brother Nick was born and soon became his protector from the neglect he was raised in. When Tony married Julia, she stepped into the caring role for Nick too. With the couples’ guidance, Nick was now a confident young man at university. Nick had a casual relationship with a male friend at university who wasn’t the most reliable person to turn up for a date. When a good looking older man approached Nick, they got on well and, when the man suggested that they go back to his hotel, Nick went with him.

Nick came round in a terrible state, badly beaten, bleeding and eventually ended up at the hospital where he told doctors he had been raped. Tony and Julia were determined to be there for him, and a search began to find the man responsible. The worse was still to come in this riveting story that took a new turn at every chapter. This story dives deep into how the victims family deal with the rape and how the person accused reacts in the story.

Not everyone will feel at ease with the story, not because it is rape but because it is about a man been raped. There are some hard to read pages of life afterwards. This story does not just have twists, it made my mind spin. I had no idea where it would all go. All I can say is read it, it has jaw-dropping chapter after stunning chapter.

I wish to thank the publisher and Net Galley for an e-copy of this book which I have reviewed honestly.


Caitlin Wahrer

Caitlin Wahrer is a Maine girl through and through. She was born to two hippies who raised her in Canaan, a small town in central-southern Maine without a single stoplight in it. Caitlin left the state for four years to study criminal justice and marriage and family studies at a college in Pennsylvania. She returned to Maine after graduation to attend law school. She practices civil litigation in Portland. She and her husband, also a lawyer, live in South Portland with their dog. –This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Twitter: @CaitlinWahrer


Damage: An unputdownable and emotionally gripping debut with a twist you won’t see coming by [Caitlin Wahrer]

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