Caren Hahn

Sensitive topics portrayed in This Side of Dark

While I aim to tell stories which can be enjoyed by a wide audience, This Side of Dark contains sensitive topics that may be unsettling for some. Compared to mainstream portrayals, This Side of Dark is low on graphic description and high on emotional resonance, but out of respect for any readers who may have experienced similar trauma in their lives, here is a low-spoiler list of some of the more triggering subjects:

Mental illness

Domestic violence

Child endangerment/abuse/neglect

Suicidal ideation

Child sex trafficking (minor references to off-page incidents)

As an author, I’ve attempted to treat these subjects sensitively, compassionately, and without gratuitous indulgence. But only you as a reader can determine if you wish to join me on this journey.