by Nick Cassavetes, Director of The Notebook, Alpha Dog, My Sister's Keeper
Los Angeles 2010
It always amazes me. You find great talent in the oddest of places. I first met Dayna Hester socially - at a wedding, through a very dear friend. We spent the evening drinking and laughing. I never knew she was a writer. She mentioned she was working on something, and I'm sure I promised to look at it when she was finished, but it could have been anything. I assumed it was movie-related. It wasn't until years later that she sent me a book to read. I was floored. read more
by Dave Ziegler, Ph.D. , L.M.F.T., Psychologist
Author of Traumatic Experience and the Brain and Beyond Healing, the Path to Personal Contentment after Trauma.
As a psychologist and specialist in the aftermath of traumatic experiences, the author has allowed me to comment on the emotional and psychological components touched upon in this book. At the outset I want to say that Dayna Hester has done a good job in this novel to introduce the reader to the world of the abducted individual. She would be the first to say that the story required that she make some accommodations in order for the reader to understand some of the complex themes that such an experience would bring up including: mental confusion, memory loss, loyalty binds, emotional conflicts, and auto-biographical chaos (trying to figure out who you are).
by Dana Petty
"Speaking Truths" is beautifully written. I could not put it down. From cover to cover you are taken into young Landon/Tyler's bizarre horrific world, where I found myself cheering for and praying for, his survival. read more
by Patricia McNall
Part mystery, part courtroom drama, but also a deeply moving exploration of the human psyche. The book opens in the voice of what at first might seem an anti-hero teenager, but soon it becomes clear that there is much more going on beneath the surface. The story is so enthralling... read more