The first thing that struck me when I received this book from Amazon, was how very similar in appearance Anne marie is to her father Fred. Recommended by a friend, this book provided my bedtime reading for just 2 nights...I could not put it down. I like many other people wondered how Anne Marie did not realise that her father & step-mum were burying bodies under the patio, but after reading "Out of the Shadows" all I feel is pure shame that a society such as ours allows a child to suffer in the way Anne Marie did in the hands of her own parents. For people with a weak stomach, I suggest you do not read this book, in particular the chapter in which Anne Marie was raped by Fred and Rose. One reason however to read this book is to learn of the sheer courage shown by one individual in the face of such shame, humiliation and danger that Anne Marie was placed in by her father and Rose. I feel that Anne is a bigger person than me, how she showed such forgiveness to her father when he was in prison & how she mourned him when he died is to me incomprehendable, all I can say is well done Anne Marie, you are an example for your children and the rest of the country to be proud of. A thoroughly excellent biographical true crime book for anyone interested in how victims struggle and survive, and certainly one i'll never forget.