Monday, May 6, 2019

Blog Tour and Giveaway: The Pale-Faced Lie: A True Story by David Crow

Book Details:

Book Title: The Pale-Faced Lie: A True Story by David Crow
Category: Adult Non-Fiction, 344 pages
Genre: Memoir
Publisher: Sandra Jonas Publishing House
Release date: May 7, 2019
Tour dates: May 6 to 17, 2019
Content Rating: PG-13 + Mature subject matter of abusive parenting. No explicit pornographic sex or excessive profanity.

Book Description:

Growing up on the Navajo Indian Reservation, David Crow and his three siblings idolized their dad. Tall, strong, smart, and brave, the self-taught Cherokee regaled his family with stories of his World War II feats. But as time passed, David discovered the other side of Thurston Crow, the ex-con with his own code of ethics that justified cruelty, violence, lies—even murder.

A shrewd con artist with a genius IQ, Thurston intimidated David with beatings to coerce him into doing his criminal bidding. David’s mom, too mentally ill to care for her children, couldn’t protect him. One day, Thurston packed up the house and took the kids, leaving her with nothing. Soon he remarried, and David learned that his stepmother was just as vicious and abusive as his father.

Through sheer determination, and with the help of a few angels along the way, David managed to get into college and achieve professional success. When he finally found the courage to stop helping his father with his criminal activities, he unwittingly triggered a plot of revenge that would force him into a showdown with Thurston Crow. With lives at stake, including his own, David would have only twenty-four hours to outsmart his father—the brilliant, psychotic man who bragged that the three years he spent in the notorious San Quentin State Prison had been the easiest time of his life.

The Pale-Faced Lie is a searing, raw, palpable memoir that reminds us what an important role our parents play in our lives. Most of all, it’s an inspirational story about the power of forgiveness and the ability of the human spirit to rise above adversity, no matter the cost.

Praise for The Pale-Faced Lie:

“[Crow] has considerable wisdom to impart, and an unexpected ending that will linger in memory. I promise that you've never read a book quite like this one."
—Jeff Guinn, New York Times bestselling author

“…A memoir of an extraordinary life that is lifted by extraordinary storytelling….It is emotionally engaging, consistently entertaining, and nearly impossible to put down.”
​—James Anderson, author of The Never-Open Desert Diner and Lullaby Road

“Heartbreaking and gut-wrenchingly honest. Anyone with a troubled childhood should read The Pale-Faced Lie. David Crow’s book is proof that hope rises from the ashes.”
—Chris Enss, New York Times best-selling author

To read reviews, please visit David Crow's page on iRead Book Tours.

Buy the Book:

Meet the Author: ​ 

​David Crow spent his early years on the Navajo Indian Reservation in Arizona and New Mexico. Through grit, resilience, and a thirst for learning, he managed to escape his abusive childhood, graduate from college, and build a successful lobbyist business in Washington. Today, David is a sought-after speaker, giving talks to various businesses and trade organizations around the world.

Throughout the years, he has mentored over 200 college interns, performed pro bono service for the charitable organization Save the Children, and participated in the Big Brothers Big Sisters program. An advocate for women, he will donate 10 percent of his book royalties to Barrett House, a homeless shelter for women in Albuquerque. David and his wife, Patty, live in the suburbs of DC.

Connect with the author: Website ~ Twitter ~ LinkedIn

Enter the Giveaway!
Ends May 25, 2019

My Review

David Crow tells his life story in The Pale Faced Lie. He grows up on the Navajo Indian Reservation with his family. Because of his mother’s mental illness, he and his siblings endure abuse from his con man father, Thurston. Thurston decides to leave with David and siblings and everything they own with them, leaving his mother behind. Thurston remarries to a woman that is just as abusive as himself. David is determined to get away from these horrible circumstances. He finally is able to move away when he goes away to college and becomes independently successful. However, he still feels the clutches of his father and continues to enable his behavior. That is until he decides he can no longer do so and wants revenge. This event brings a whole new meaning in his life. 

The Pale Faced Lie was a hard read for me. Not because of the writing but because of the heavy issues it dealt with. It was really hard to get through some of the abuse he went through. He went through some tough things in his life. I admired David’s will and determination to move away from his past, making something of himself and learning how forgive his father. It has to take a lot of guts for him to do so. 

I am giving The Pale Faced Lie four and a half stars. I would recommend this book, especially for readers who have dealt with abusive parents or even getting a glimpse of what it is like growing up on the Navajo Indian Reservation.

I received this book from the publisher. This review is 100% my own honest opinion.

No comments:

Post a Comment