Horrific and had to keep reminding myself this is actually something that happened to a real person, it is hard to believe there can be such evil sick nasty people in the world and scary to think this was all able to be organised pre the big internet days, imagine what sick plans they come up with now thanks to internet access. I would love to have known what happened to the predators, did they get long sentences for example, what happened to the other young girl. Thank you for being brave enough to share your story and i am glad your Mum was able to get away and get the help she needed so she could save you and every other child involved. It was obvious she was purposely being drugged by that poor excuse of a male plus a victim of domestic violence. You are both brave women
Kate Skylark's books are relatively short and she works together with other people; to help them tell their own stories about their experiences. I read her first book 'Dirty Little Dog' and that was really very good. Obviously, the subject matter in this series is difficult, however there was a really uplifting end to book 1. This second book I didn't enjoy reading as much as it seemed more uncomfortable. I have read many harrowing stories before-I think it depends how many you've read in a row before-perhaps I needed to take a break and read about a different subject-or a fiction one-for a change.
Apparently Kate Skylark is also a victim of abuse. She tells us this and that's why she understands the need to tell your story, to get it out. She understands the victims' reasons for telling, so they get the feeling it's not just them, they're not alone. Her 'co-author' for this book, Lucy, is 10 as she starts to tell her tale from back then. All this happened over 30 years ago. This is a brave re-telling and is quick and easy to read through. So sad that people have to go through these awful things.
The author provides a donation to the NSPCC for every book sold.