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Slave Girl - I Was an Ordinary British Girl. I Was Kidnapped and Sold into Sex Slavery. This is My Horrific True Story [Kindle Edition]

Sarah Forsyth
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Born in Newcastle in 1976, from the age of three, the very people who meant to be looking after and protecting Sarah Forsyth were sexually abusing her. Somehow she managed to overcome the hurt and heartbreak of a horrific childhood, and build a new and happy life for herself as a nursery nurse. Then, one day, Sarah spotted a newspaper advert for a job in a crèche in Amsterdam. Thrilled by the prospect of a fresh start away from Newcastle and all the memories it held, she eagerly signed up. But within minutes of arriving in Amsterdam her life began to fall apart. There was no crèche and no job: Sarah was a victim of sex-trafficking. Fed cocaine and cannabis, and forced at gunpoint to work as a prostitute in the red light district of Amsterdam, Sarah was turned from a young innocent English girl into a desperate and terrified crack whore. Riddled with fear about what her pimps would do to her if they caught her trying to run away, it took Sarah almost a year to find the strength to fight back and escape. But, unlike many of the girls that she was forced to live and work beside, she did get away. Sarah Forsyth is a survivor. This is her heart-rending story.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 361 KB
  • Print Length: 273 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: B008ALQFZ0
  • Publisher: John Blake (5 Jan. 2009)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0078XGX4O
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,246 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #3,815 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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71 of 80 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Eye-opening and jaw-dropping 22 July 2009
I read a lot of books but have not really delved into the 'tragic life stories' genre before, but Slave Girl caught my eye on the shelf and even though the subject matter is unpleasant I was really struck by the element of hope in the book. Sarah has been to hell and back but she survived to tell the tale. Other people in that situation would have accepted their fate and given up but she kept fighting and eventually escaped. I felt like I was with her every step of the way and respect and admire Sarah for her courage and resiliance.
I was shocked to discover that 70% of the prostitutes in Amsterdam's red light district are forced to work there by greedy gangsters. Sarah's voice needs to be heard so that tourists to that city know the misery that goes on behind those windows. The corrupt police should be named and shamed and a full investigation into the local government needs to be conducted so girls like Sarah shouldn't have to go through that ordeal ever again.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Harrowing read 5 Oct. 2014
By Leigh
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As a woman only a few years younger than Sarah who lives less than 10 miles away from her I was intrigued to read her story. I am horrified by the experiences Sarah describes and she truly is a survivor and inspiration despite the demons that obviously still haunt her. This is an extremely harrowing depiction of a tragic life where people in authority have let this woman down time and time again. I really hope Sarah has came out the other end and can live the rest of her life in peace.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Hard to put down.. 23 Jun. 2013
By Dale
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I like reading reviews and seldom leave any but I couldn't possibly not take the time to write one for this book.

Ive just recently come back from a weekend in Amsterdam and did the tourist bars...the red light district...all 'recommended' as a must see if you go....

I bought this book on my return as whilst the red light district is a famous 'tourist' attraction there was a sense of dark secrecy when I walked around it... something slightly sinister. I didnt laugh and point at the girls in the window I felt a depth of sorrow for them. So young. My partner said 'well its what they want to do' but I wasnt overly convinced, so I embarked on finding out about the history of the RLD and came across this harrowing and sometimes unbelievable account of this young woman.

It has to be read, you have to feel the proper sense of what really goes isnt a place to laugh and giggle and point.
Its dismal, its upsetting. This lady has certainly had the hardest of starts from such a young age and I truely hope that Sarah has continued to re-build her life and has found some peace and happiness.

Thank you Sarah - youve opened my eyes and made me appreciate everything I had when I was a young child growing up and everything I have now.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A harrowing true story 12 Nov. 2014
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I'm not sure how to express how I felt reading Sarah's story as 'enjoyed' doesn't seem the right expression, however I could not put this book down and it was a real eye opener to life for women like Sarah. Her story is hard to read and comprehend but very well written in a truly shocking way.
I am amazed at some of the things I now know about trafficking, I certainly will never see Amsterdam and the red light district in the same way again.
I feel the urge to help these women still stuck in this nightmare. I truly wish Sarah all the best for her future.
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57 of 66 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Slave Girl - Review 7 July 2009
I read this book in a matter of hours. It was so compelling.
Being the same age as Sarah and also living in the Newcastle area, this book really struck home.
My husband also read the book and we talked for hours afterwards about Sarah's ordeal.
If Sarah ever reads this comment... I wish you all the best in the future - you deserve it x x x
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72 of 85 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A must-read 6 Mar. 2012
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Last year I wrote Trafficked: The Diary of a Sex Slave to try and raise awareness about trafficking, so after my research for it I was expecting a lot of the horrific ordeal that Sarah describes in her book, but many others may not be. This book is a must-read and is very well-written. You will cry while reading Sarah's heart-breaking story, and you will feel disgusted, sick, and angry, but it's a story that needs to be read. No one should have to go through this. Slave Girl addresses a lot of common misconceptions surrounding prostitution - mainly that these women must've got into it by choice. Society doesn't pay attention to the reason prostitutes are doing what they're doing. They don't stop and think how they got into that situation - far better to ignore it than have to deal with the horrendous fact that trafficking is a huge global problem that makes a hell of a lot of money for those involved, from the bottom right up to the very top. That woman working on a street corner or in a sauna or massage parlour that you see every day could be trafficked. In the UK, it is not hidden from view, but blatantly in your face - street corners, massage parlours freely advertising in phone boxes, on the net, in newspapers, and yet very little is done to protect these women from trafficking. Another misconception is that victims can just escape - it's not as simple as that. As Sarah says " Not all prisons have bars and walls - some are in the mind." Victims hardly ever speak out because they're subjected to unimaginable abuse and violence, or their families are threatened. They cannot escape because they are brainwashed into believing their captors and they don't know who to trust. In Sarah's case, she was further bound to her captors after being fed drugs just to get through her living hell. Read more ›
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5.0 out of 5 stars A must read!
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Published 5 days ago by MothManRMJ
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Published 6 days ago by DUDLEY BILLINGTON
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Published 8 days ago by marion irland
5.0 out of 5 stars gripping, brilliant
I couldn't put this book down. An unbelievably amazing survivor of the most unimaginable ordeals sarah has gone through. X
Published 9 days ago by Letate77
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Sad story
Published 15 days ago by mark
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Best book I have ever read
Published 15 days ago by annette dixon
4.0 out of 5 stars No justice
Its very hard in this day age to think cruelty on this scale for human profit is still going on what this book has shown plmps when caught don't receive the same punishment as... Read more
Published 15 days ago by linda finch
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
True horror story, could not put the book down without wanting to know whats happening to her next
Published 18 days ago by joanne green
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This book is brilliant.
Published 19 days ago by doreena taylor
5.0 out of 5 stars I could put it down
This book was recommended and I couldn't put it down. It's hard to believe this goes on every day, but the more aware everyone is to it the better chance of dealing with it. Read more
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