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KERI: the SHOCKING true story of a child abused (child abuse true stories)

KERI: the SHOCKING true story of a child abused (child abuse true stories) [Kindle Edition]

Kat Ward
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From the outside, there was no reason to suspect the family life of young schoolchild Keri was anything but unremarkable. Two loving parents, a backdrop of 1960’s Britain; life had provided for her, at least with the riches of modesty.

Keri herself however, would often confound teachers with her erratic behaviour, which was at best sullen and withdrawn; at worst violently disruptive. When challenged, she would only exacerbate her growing reputation as a fantasist; weaving terrible tales about the “abuse” she was suffering at the hands of her very creators.

But it was the much-celebrated age of innocence; the childhood of our modern culture. Big brother had not yet been born and Nanny was only looking out for her dearest, as opposed to the entire State. Who would take the word of child on such matters? After all, she was just a bad egg… wasn’t she?

Well, no. She wasn’t. She was indeed, for over a decade, the victim of an abuse so staggering that merely to read about it is enough to freeze even the thickest of blood. “Keri” is the story of what happens when truth is imprisoned in a little glass jar and buried deep within the Earth, condemned to a sentence of eternal silence. For truth may be repressed, but never supressed. It will always find light eventually. And, in this gut-wrenching account of her early life, author Kat Ward takes the reader through every shade of darkness, whilst never allowing the candle of hope to fully extinguish, so as that truth may indeed find its rightful freedom.

About the Author

Kat Ward is fifty four and now lives in the United Kingdom on the border of England and Wales. She has seven children, although only three speak to her or have anything to do with her. She also keeps seven cats and two dogs. Kat has a great many tattoos, unlimited opinions and views on nearly every subject under the sun and thinks, in general, the human race is pretty nasty.

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1453 KB
  • Print Length: 745 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 146377236X
  • Publisher: Child Abuse True Stories (20 Mar 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007MUKZ1K
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (268 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #27,978 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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More About the Author

Kat Ward is a survivor. Having overcome a seemingly star-crossed early life - in which she endured extreme sexual and physical abuse - she now writes professionally.

Her books "KERI" and "KERI KARIN" - in which she lifts the lid on her tormented childhood - are both Amazon Kindle bestsellers, and she has now completed the much-anticipated "A Life on the Toilet", in which she gives an insightful and good-humoured account of her struggle with bowel cancer.

She is currently working on the next book in the KERI series.

For updates on all her future releases, you can join her mailing list at

Away from the laptop, she enjoys tending to her garden (health permitting) and showering affection on her 7 "adorable" cats. She extends her heartfelt gratitude to all who've been inspired by her writing.

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23 of 24 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars wow!! what a good book 12 April 2012
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As someone else has said, to say I enjoyed this book does not seem appropriate given its contents but I couldn't put it down. As I live in the area I know the places Keri talks about and years ago, when working for Social Services, actually went into Garfield House.If only I knew then what I know now about the place!! I have downloaded this book onto my husbands kindle and he has started reading it, likewise he can't put it down. Excellent read for anyone who like me has read a lot of books in this gendre
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars gripping 19 April 2012
By sandy
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has to be the best book I have ever read. I will be watching out for her next book called keri Karin. Does anyone know when this next book is to be released???
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely gripping! 17 April 2012
By Fifi
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This is the first review i have written on Amazon, because i just have to say that this is one of the best books i have ever read! I have spent a week reading this at every opportunity, turning my phones off and going back to bed when my child has gone to school just so i can get to the end! keri is the same age as me, so i can relate to the culture of the times she writes about.

This book centres on the first 16 horrific years of Keri's life. She manages to write an honest (yes Keri, i believe every word) and factual account of the worst kind of abuse imaginable, and does it without any self-pity. She is the outlet for her obviously disturbed Mother's anger and hatred, but her Mother is extremely cunning and manipulative, and succeeds in convincing the authorities that Keri is impossible to manage. She claims Keri is violent towards her family, which is completely untrue, and Keri is labelled as such from an early age. Ironically, it is the very people that Keri's mother despises - the disgusting gypsies and Council House types - that provide Keri with the small amount of desperately needed comfort and support she needs.

I don't want to give any more of the story away as i want everyone to enjoy ( if that is the right word) the book as much as i did. It is a MUST_READ! Keri is a brilliant writer, and i can't wait to read the sequel to this book - Keri-Karin. I really must go and do some housework now!
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Really, really special this one 4 April 2012
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Not the type of book I'd normally read but very glad I picked it up. Kat is a straight-talker anddoesnt mince her words. She describes the people, situations, emotions and motives of all in her book with all the skill of someone who has spent many hours poring over her memories and emotions.
I hope Kat decides at some point in the future to give fiction a try. She'd be a natural with her understanding of people.
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Chilling! 21 Mar 2012
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An incredible true story, with a chilling backbone. It kept me engaged throughout and there are many points in the book that make you stop, and re-read what you've just read, just when the gruesome undertone cuts through like a knife!
The writer clearly has first hand experience in physical and psychological abuse, and this shines through at a number of moments where the description is shockingly accurate.
And all for 99p? It's a no-brainer. Well worth a download!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars could not put it down 21 May 2012
By maz
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Amazing book well written, could not put it down, kept me awake to the small we hours!!!
Well written & can not wait for the sequel.
You will not be dissappointed well worth a go!!!!!!!!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Harrowing 15 May 2012
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A very harrowing and disturbing read. I couldn't believe the amount of abuse Keri had to endure with not a single person believing her. The book had me swearing out loud at her evil mother and stepfather. I didn't realise when I started reading it that it was such a long book but it did explain why it took me a week to read! I very much look forward to reading the next installment and can't wait to see if and when Keri's life changes for the better.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant!! 7 May 2012
By Rill
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What a great bargain this book is!. I normally read a book in a couple of days but this one is so long it took me over a week. This author certainly knows how to write and keep the reader turning the pages. I cant wait for the follow up. I just hope life got better for her
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Absolute must read !!!
I'm as so shocked that anyone could have gone through the things that happened to Keri, I so wanted her to find happiness and tears were in my eyes so many times. Read more
Published 9 days ago by MRS KIRSTY SWANN
5.0 out of 5 stars Addictive
I have read all three of Kat Ward's books and found them addictive. Look
forward to her new book due out in the not too distant future.
Published 22 days ago by 3jags
5.0 out of 5 stars terribly sad , but gripping to read
A sad story of a you girls life. Gripping, full of emotion, and so terribly tragic.
The cruelty and terrible pain this young girl shares , shows that adults, social services ,... Read more
Published 1 month ago by tina
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
excellently written good story, made me want to read more
Published 2 months ago by Denise White
5.0 out of 5 stars Heart wrenching
I finished this book a couple of years ago and have read all Kats work to date. This is a story of manipulation and severe abuse of a young girl by almost everyone who was... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars Keri
I really enjoyed this book it was written well and I feel like I had been on the journey with Keri
Published 2 months ago by gary jeffs
5.0 out of 5 stars Sad story
Sad. It is a long book and will take a while to get through but it is a good read.
Published 2 months ago by Patsy
5.0 out of 5 stars Good read
I'm only half way through this book & I haven't finished reading it although I bought it a few months ago i do intend to finish it one day. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Gillian johnson.
5.0 out of 5 stars Shocking!
I couldn't stop reading this book, it was awful what she went through. It took me weeks to finish this book, but I am going to buy the others. Read more
Published 3 months ago by katelin3
5.0 out of 5 stars shocking
A really good read I couldn't put the book down, I'm amazed at how poorly she was treated by the people who were meant to care and protect her, A SHOCKING READ..
Published 3 months ago by Pen Name
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