Groomed Groomed

Groomed

An uncle who went too far. A mother who didn't care. A little girl who waited for justice.

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Publisher Description

In this powerful and honest memoir, Laurie Matthew takes the reader with her as she revisits her childhood in 1950s and 1960s Dundee. Raised in a home which consisted of an emotionally neglectful and physically violent mother, a distant father, a chronically sick brother and a sister she needed to protect, the only ray of light in little Laurie's life came from the man who would return home from the Army with pockets full of sweets and bags of toys. Uncle Andrew would shower her with attention and love, capture the hearts of everyone around him - and carefully groom her for years of abuse by not only himself, but also by a network of paedophiles. Laurie tells a harrowing story of isolation, as her abusers went to extraordinary lengths to carry out their sick acts, wearing masks to confuse and torment her and keeping her away from other children. But these evil men had no idea that the girl they systematically violated would turn into one of the country's leading child protection experts, and that their legacy would give her the impetus to change the lives of so many innocent victims.

GENRE
Biography
RELEASED
2012
7 June
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
288
Pages
PUBLISHER
Simon & Schuster UK
SIZE
593.7
KB

Customer Reviews

sarah2325 ,

Brave lady

So sad this poor girl what she went through was awful shes done amazing but no child should have to go through that never!!!

Tina 1327 ,

Brilliant

Very brave lady x

SarahMiv ,

Read in less than a day!

Really great book, couldn't put it down. Truly honest, inspirational story & the way it's written gives a good insight into how victims are really feeling, helping you to really see the lows that predatory pardophiles go to to abuse poor innocent children.

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