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Locked In: One Girl's EXPLOSIVE TRUE STORY of Child Abuse (Child Abuse True Stories) [Kindle Edition]

Emily Essence
3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (95 customer reviews)

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Book Description

"What if this time tomorrow, I could be free?"

That was the question that 15-year-old Emily asked herself as she gazed up at the ceiling of the darkened room in which she had been held captive for the past 10 years.

Of course, the very same question had arisen in her many times before, but never with quite the same sense that there might be a genuine possibility of escape.

Subjected to a relentless campaign of violent sexual abuse at the hands of her wicked stepfather, she knew of no other life than that of her depraved servitude.

But here, in this remarkable book, she tells the story of those fateful hours between midnight and morning. Of how it all came to be - and how it all, finally, came to an end…


WARNING: This book is based upon a true story of child abuse, and as such contains passages that some readers may find disturbing.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 157 KB
  • Print Length: 22 pages
  • Publisher: Child Abuse True Stories (16 Aug. 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00ELVZGWG
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (95 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #9,574 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wow! 17 Aug. 2013
Comes as a short story; reads like an in-depth novel. Set out over a single night, the writer plays with timing and action to great effect.
I wouldn't expect to pay much more for a book this length, but I probably would anyway given how much I enjoyed it. Being able to read a book about a single night...in a single night makes the timeline far more believable and real, and definitely kept me hooked.
I've read it twice now and continue to pick up on chilling references, just awesome; download!
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Short Story 10 Sept. 2013
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This is a short story, not a book so was a good, very quick read. Don't think the author could have sustained the momentum to a full book. It's supposed to be true, if so, horrific.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Shocking 13 Oct. 2013
By Jo
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Unbelievable to think that any one could treat a defenceless child, sorry abuse all those years and no one was any the wiser. Being abused doesn't have to control and ruin your life, it will scar you but as this shows it can make you more determined and resourceful.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars love it 27 Oct. 2013
By dor
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what a great book love reading it and would tell all my friends 2 buy it. nice when u get a happy ending
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
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A chillingly accurate account of a staggering story of child abuse. From the first chapter it had me hooked, and despite its short length, the constant blood-pumping action makes up for that. The quote I gave is just an example of where the author places you right in the centre of the action, and when she finally makes her escape at the end, I for one felt as relieved as she seemed to be.

Very well written and well worth picking up...that is, if you can put it down!
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This was one of the most courageous books I've ever read! And believe me I've read a lot!
There's a lot I can't understand - like how no one knew of Emily's existence! Yes she being five was probably too young to go to school -when her mother was murdered by that monster - how she could be hidden away and treated worse than a battered dog and no one knew! How can that still happen in this day an age! And how a monster who wasn't even a relative could keep her hidden for so long! Like how come when he mother was murdered - well to the outside world presumed to probably died of an accident - that nobody went looking for her child - (because you're - yeah if you're reading this Emily- I hope you do read reviews even though they will remind you of a life of hell! I wish I could talk to you directly but there's no way - as I'm not crazy enough to leave my email address on a review - I have loads of questions - and I know it's a review of you're book and I should write about you in the third person - but after reading the story of I wanna say childhood - but that Emily was no childhood -that WAS HELL! - has left feeling I owe it to you to write my review to you -I hope that makes sense!
But Emily I just can't understand there must have been a record somewhere of your existence that you're mother had a child - but nobody had come looking for you! I was gonna say perhaps because you and you're mother may have moved in with that monster not long before you're mothers business trip perhaps they didn't know you was there - but that's crazy too coz coz you're mother was (not gonna say died) was murdered there - you would of thought that the athoritoities would have looked there for you!
When I got to the last page I couldn't believe that was it! That the book was over!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Too Short 21 Nov. 2013
By J. Ward
Far too short a story to even get interested in, shame the writer didn't enlarge on the experiences that happened over a period of time.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Decent read, chilling undertone 2 Sept. 2013
By AlexJ
Pretty good, kept me hooked for sure. Got a great chilling backbone and story links cleverly up in lots of places. Well worth a download at 79p, most books in this category can run you up to 5 quid
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