Atoning Conviction Trigger Warning
While the Conviction Series as a whole is not considered “dark romance,” Atoning Conviction definitely qualifies as a dark romance. It should only be read by mature readers (18+) and contains drug use, strong language, sexually explicit scenes, along with descriptions of human trafficking, torture, gun play, physical and sexual violence, rape, suicide, and also references child sexual abuse.
I've written up a few trigger warning "spoilers" for Chapters 5, 15, and 16. If you are wary about reading them (these specifically have graphic SA triggers), then please, please, please read the synopsis for the chapters below! It contains the majorly important parts of Chapters 5, 15, and 16. There are definitely *still* other triggers all over this book and these SA-specific triggering events are referenced in the book elsewhere. But graphic SA details are mostly limited to these chapters, so hopefully this synopsis will help.
Protect your heart babes. Reader discretion is advised.
Details are below.
This scene contains graphic sexual assault that may likely be triggering to some readers. If you are triggered by SA/references to CSA, please read the synopsis below and consider continuing to Chapter 6.
Callie meets with the General in his office where she sees Prisoner 813 being tortured through the 2-way mirror. The General then drugs and assaults her, but she gets through it mentally by acknowledging that 813 is in pain as well. In the General’s fantasy with Callie, he calls her Hannah.
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Click here for Chapter 15/16 Synopsis
These chapters contain graphic sexual assault that may be triggering to some readers. If you are triggered by SA/references to CSA, please read the synopsis below and consider continuing to Chapter 17.
The General uses Callie as a bargaining tool to get Phoenix to submit to making a video message to his friends. Phoenix and Callie are both in pain, but talk to each other through the 2-way mirror to get each other through it.
Phoenix says, “It’s okay, brown eyes. I’m here.” And “Not every fight uses fists, Callie. And you’re a fighter. Remember that.”