Secret Slave

Kidnapped and abused for 13 years. This is my story of survival.

Author: Anna Ruston

Publisher: Bonnier Publishing Ltd.

ISBN: 1911274112

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 320

View: 1406

The Sunday Times top ten bestseller... You're not going home. You're not going anywhere. You're mine now. Growing up in a deeply troubled family, 15-year-old Anna felt lost and alone in the world. So when a friendly taxi driver befriended her, Anna welcomed the attention, and agreed to go home with him to meet his family. She wouldn't escape for over a decade. Held captive by a sadistic paedophile, Anna was subjected to despicable levels of sexual abuse and torture. The unrelenting violence and degradation resulted in numerous miscarriages, and the birth of four babies... each one stolen away from Anna at birth. Her salvation arrived thirteen years too late, but despite her shattered mind and body, Anna finally managed to flee. This is her harrowing, yet uplifting, true story of survival.

Secret Slave

Kidnapped and Abused for 13 Years: This Is My Story of Survival

Author: Anna Ruston

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781911274100

Category:

Page: 256

View: 1187

The Hospital

How I survived the secret child experiments at Aston Hall

Author: Barbara O'Hare

Publisher: Bonnier Publishing Ltd.

ISBN: 1911274643

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

View: 6868

A shocking expose of the appalling abuse and experimentation carried out on vulnerable children at Aston Hall Hospital, Derbyshire, in the 60s and 70s.

Punished: A mother’s cruelty. A daughter’s survival. A secret that couldn’t be told.

Author: Vanessa Steel

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007287925

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

View: 6423

‘Punished’ is the inspiring true story of an unusual little girl, Vanessa, whose childhood was devastated by torture and abuse at the hands of her sadistic mother. Vanessa was nearly destroyed until she discovered a secret that ultimately saved her life.

Cellar Girl

Author: Josefina Rivera

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448176786

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

View: 2357

'I stood there for a moment, silently speaking to myself: Josefina, you will survive this. You are strong. You are a fighter. You adapt.' As a young mum-of-three, Josefina Rivera was determined to get her troubled life back on track. But then she met Gary Heidnik and the next four months became a living nightmare. Along with five women Josefina was held captive in a cellar where she was starved, beaten, and repeatedly raped to fulfil Heidnik’s desire of creating a ‘family’ of ten children. Cellar Girl is the shocking but ultimately inspiring story of how one brave, young woman saved herself and others from a life worse than hell.

Twelve Years A Slave

Author: Solomon Northup

Publisher: StarWalk Kids Media

ISBN: 1630830895

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

View: 5952

Now an Award-winning Motion Picture, Twelve Years a Slave by Solomon Northup, is a heartfelt memoir by an African American man who was born free in Saratoga, New York but was tricked and kidnapped in 1843. He was sold into slavery and kept in bondage for 12 years in Louisiana before he could get word to his friends and return to his family. Read the story in Solomon's own words.

Perfect Victim

Author: Christine McGuire,Carla Norton

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062284525

Category: True Crime

Page: 100

View: 6397

Called the "sex slave," and "the girl in the box" case, this is the story behind Colleen Stan's terrifying, seven-year-long imprisonment by Cameron Hooker as told by the district attorney who tried the case. Too bizarre to be anythin g but true, it is a tale of riveting intensity and gripping courtroom drama.

Girl for Sale

The shocking true story from the girl trafficked and abused by Oxford’s evil sex ring

Author: Lara McDonnell

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 147350161X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

View: 5347

At the vulnerable age of 12, Lara McDonnell was picked out by a gang of men who befriended her, showered her with attention and gained her trust. Manipulated and groomed, her life quickly spiralled out of control as the men trafficked her around the country, deliberately keeping her compliant with drink and drugs. Deeply disturbed, and frightened about what the gang would do to her if she tried to break free, it would take over 4 years for Lara to find the strength to fight back, flee Oxford and escape her nightmare. This is her heartbreaking story.

Slave Girl

Author: Sarah Forsyth,Tim Tate

Publisher: John Blake

ISBN: 9781844546855

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 252

View: 3573

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Life After Darkness

Finding Healing and Happiness After the Cleveland Kidnappings

Author: Michelle Knight

Publisher: Hachette Books

ISBN: 1602865752

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 240

View: 3788

From Michelle Knight-Cleveland kidnapping survivor and #1 NYT bestselling author of Finding Me-comes an inspirational book about healing and resilience, on the five-year anniversary of her escape. Michelle Knight-now known as Lily Rose Lee-captured the world's attention in May 2013, when she and two fellow kidnapping victims were found and freed after being held for more than a decade by notorious Cleveland kidnapper Ariel Castro. But many people are still asking: What happened after her escape? How do you re-enter society after years of abuse and isolation? How do you get past the trauma and live a happy and joy filled life? How do you learn to trust again? In Life After Darkness, published on the fifth anniversary of her liberation, Lily describes how she managed to heal the wounds to her body, mind, and soul-wounds, she reveals, that were first inflicted even before her kidnapping. With the help of good friends and anchored by her own inner strength, she takes us with her step by step on her journey out of darkness into the light. An inspiring story-and for anyone who has dared to hope after suffering, a guidebook to finding new purpose for a meaningful life.

Why Me?

Author: Sarah Burleton

Publisher: Sarah Burleton

ISBN: 1470052555

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 106

View: 1889

In the blink of an eye, Mom ran up behind me and pushed me into the fence. Instinctively, I reached out my arms to stop my fall and ended up grabbing the live fence. My hands clamped around the thin wires, and my body collapsed to the ground as the electricity coursed through it. I opened my eyes and saw my mother standing over me with the strangest smile on her face. “Oh, my God, I'm going to die!” I thought in panic.Imagine never being able to close your eyes and remember the feel of your mother's arms wrapped around you. Now imagine closing your eyes and remembering your mother's tears splashing down on your face as she is on top of you, crying as she is trying to choke you to death. My mother left me these memories and many more during my traumatic childhood. After many years of struggling with trying to understand “Why Me?” I took back control of my life and started saying, “It was me, now what am I going to do?” The answer is my book, “Why Me?”. It is my childhood journey through the terrors of physical and mental abuse from first grade until the day I moved out. It is my way of letting the world know what was really going on behind closed doors.

The Cupboard Under the Stairs

A Boy Trapped in Hell...

Author: Paul Mason

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1780572328

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

View: 2966

Paul Mason’s father was a policeman. He was also a member of a sadistic paedophile ring. He would keep Paul locked up and naked in a tiny cupboard under the stairs of their home before sexually abusing him. This cycle of abuse continued for several years and also affected his brother. The cupboard became a horrific prison where fear and terror filled his every moment. The Cupboard Under the Stairs is a story of abuse at the mercy of adults whom Paul should have been able to trust. There followed a life almost destroyed by their actions. It is the harrowing story of one man’s fight for justice and an end to the horrific memories that still haunt him daily.

The Girl Nobody Wants

A Shocking True Story of Child Abuse in Ireland

Author: Lilly O'Brien

Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1780880332

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 235

View: 3368

You only get one chance to live your life as a child, but Lily was never given that chance; her childhood was taken from her before it ever begun. From the age of four, when she was first sexually abused, her life changed forever; when she walked through the institution’s doors in Ireland, her life continued along the same path that has destroyed her soul. Her emotional pain is as strong today as it was the day it began and will never leave her alone.“When I go to sleep it’s in my head and when I wake up I can see it in the mirror and I am only waiting to die.” A child abuse story that will stay with you forever and one that you will talk about for many years to come, The Girl Nobody Wants is a harrowing true story that will appeal to fans of biographies and fans of Jodi Picoult. It has been compared to Dave Pelzer’s A Child Called It, Damaged by Cathy Glass and The Kid by Kevin Lewis.

Harem Slave

One Thousand Nine Hundred and Four Days of Hell on the Persian Gulf

Author: Nancy Hartwell Enonchong

Publisher: Strategic Book Publishing & Rights Agency

ISBN: 1631351850

Category: Drama

Page: 310

View: 4951

"Inspired by actual events . . . inspiring and enlightening!" - Ann B. "A heart-wrenching but inspiring tale of courage, resilience, and human survival. Beautifully written." - Jane R. "A must read! Tammy refuses to surrender and no matter what they do to her, her spirit is not broken." - Rachel M. "The suspense is intense. A sad story, but extremely well written." - Marie C. "This book really took me by surprise. It's fundamentally a horror story, a fascinating psychological study of what slavery does to the victim—and to her owners. An unflinching look at human trafficking carried out with finesse and grace." - Kristin W. "I stayed up reading this book until five a.m., then called in sick so I could finish it. I simply could not put it down. Best book by far I have ever read." - Chad K. "A fantastic book on a terrifying topic. I just wanted to curl up somewhere and keep reading. Fell in love with the gutsy heroine." - Doug H. "I didn't want to put this book down even long enough to eat. A revealing and restrained treatment of an explosive topic. Riveting!" - John H. "This book made me cry and shook me to the core. I was moved beyond words." - Leigh "I simply could not put this book down and polished it off in one day. The heroine's amazing strength of character and good heart shine through on every page." - Cathy D.

My Story

Author: Elizabeth A. Smart,Chris Stewart

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1466835400

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

View: 9696

The harrowing true story of abduction and survival from the courageous young woman who lived it—now the subject of a Lifetime original movie, I Am Elizabeth Smart. In this memoir, Elizabeth Smart reveals how she survived and the secret to forging a new life in the wake of a brutal crime. On June 5, 2002, fourteen-year-old Elizabeth Smart, the daughter of a close-knit Mormon family, was taken from her home in the middle of the night by religious fanatic Brian David Mitchell and his wife, Wanda Barzee. Elizabeth was kept chained, dressed in disguise, repeatedly raped, and told she and her family would be killed if she tried to escape. After her rescue on March 12, 2003, she rejoined her family and worked to pick up the pieces of her life. With My Story, Elizabeth tells of the constant fear she endured every hour, her courageous determination to maintain hope, and how she devised a plan to manipulate her captors and convinced them to return to Utah, where she was rescued minutes after arriving. Smart explains how her faith helped her stay sane in the midst of a nightmare and how she found the strength to confront her captors at their trial and see that justice was served. In the years after her rescue, Smart transformed from victim to advocate, traveling the country and working to educate, inspire and foster change. She has created a foundation to help prevent crimes against children and is a frequent public speaker. She and her husband, Matthew Gilmour, now have two children.

The Lost Girls

The True Story of the Cleveland Abductions and the Incredible Rescue of Michelle Knight, Amanda Berry, and Gina DeJesus

Author: John Glatt

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1250036372

Category: True Crime

Page: 352

View: 372

New York Times bestselling crime writer John Glatt tells the true story behind the kidnappings and long-overdue rescue of three women found in a Cleveland basement. The Lost Girls tells the truly amazing story of Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight, who were kidnapped, imprisoned, and repeatedly raped and beaten in a Cleveland house for over a decade by Ariel Castro, and their amazing escape in May 2013, which made headlines all over the world. The book has an exclusive interview and photographs of Ariel Castro's secret fiancé, who spent many romantic nights in his house of horror, without realizing he had bound and chained captives just a few feet away. There are also revealing interviews with several Castro family members, musician friends and several neighbors who witnessed the dramatic rescue.

Stolen in the Night

The True Story of a Family's Murder, a Kidnapping and the Child Who Survived

Author: Gary C. King

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780312942052

Category: True Crime

Page: 256

View: 1196

Describes how Joseph Duncan, a violent pedophile convicted in the rape and torture of a young teenage boy, was released only to kidnap two young children, Shasta and Dylan Groene, after slaughtering their parents and older brother, a crime that eventually led to Duncan's capture, the rescue of Shasta, and the search for the still missing Dylan. Original.

The Slave Across the Street

The harrowing true story of how a 15-year-old girl became a sex slave

Author: Theresa Flores

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448184193

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

View: 7716

It could happen to you. It happened to the girl next door... When Theresa was 15 she moved to a new school and fell for an older pupil, Daniel. Theresa was thrilled when one afternoon he asked if he could drive her home. But this simple decision would hold her captive as a sex slave for two long years. Daniel was part of a criminal ring that bribed and trafficked Theresa out of her own house, unknown to her parents. Theresa would go to school alongside these boys in the day and be called into service at night. Heart-rending, shocking and totally gripping The Slave Across the Street is the incredible true story of how an ordinary girl was lured into the sinister world of human trafficking – and how she eventually escaped and rebuilt her life.

Tortured

Abused and neglected by Britain’s most sadistic mum. This is my story of survival.

Author: Victoria Spry

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473503531

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

View: 6786

As a child, Victoria Spry was brutally beaten, neglected and starved by the woman she called Mummy. To the outside world Eunice Spry was a devoted parent, but behind closed doors she was an evil tyrant. Instead of protecting, loving and caring for Victoria, she forced bleach and urine down her throat, knocked out her teeth, tied her up naked and made her live in squalor. It took eighteen years of heartache and despair before she found the courage to expose her mum. Tortured is Victoria’s gripping story of survival.