Must read

Dear Editor:

An explosive new book, a journal by local resident and author Mary Ann Reuter — “Living in my Own Shadow” — is a “must read,” for locals especially.

An accusatory account of her 50-year secret, the molestation of her by her stepfather, a local educator, when she was nine years old.

The accused, now deceased, had married her mother, who along with her father, were prominent area residents and owners of a well-known East Liverpool dairy and restaurant.

After 50 years, she tells all. The now-accused pedophile swore her to secrecy so was never charged. Barnes and Noble has the book.

Robert Loughley