A heart-breaking true story of child abuse, and one little girl's terrible secret.
The second of Kate Skylark's co-written true child abuse stories.
Steve Gilbert is a charming, clever man. Lucy is his ten-year-old daughter. Lucy loves him to bits, just as all little girls love their daddies and she is delighted to hear he has organised a special party for her. After all, little girls love parties.
But Steve Gilbert is also a sociopathic, manipulative sexual predator. Brainwashed into accepting her father's twisted view of the world, Lucy trusts him implicitly. Daddy will keep her safe; he will keep her happy. Daddy would never betray his little girl, would he? But as time goes on, Steve Gilbert's evil manipulations escalate and following a shocking string of events, Lucy's innocent young life turns from simple happy childhood to an abusive nightmare.
Only one person can save her now.
Lucy Gilbert and Kate Skylark are friends and confidants. They wrote this book together to help raise money to help children in danger.
WARNING: This book is based upon a true account of child abuse, and as such contains passages that some readers may find disturbing.
Such a sad book of a lost childhood but gripping and written in a way that I couldn't put the book down.