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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
 
 

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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64 of 73 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Eye-opening and jaw-dropping 22 July 2009
Format:Paperback
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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53 of 62 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Slave Girl - Review 7 July 2009
Format:Paperback
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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68 of 81 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A must-read 6 Mar 2012
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
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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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars horrifying 13 Sep 2010
By T-bone
Format:Paperback
This book is the story of a young woman from Gateshead, who, following years of abuse as a child and adolescent attempts to make a new life for herself by taking a job abroad. Alas, the job is a ruse and she is kidnapped and forced into life as a prostitute in the Netherlands.
This story is truly shocking, as it details the failures of those who should have helped her as a child and the realities of life as a trafficked sex slave in one of Europes most popular cities.
It was a real eye opener for me that British women are trafficked into prostitution abroad - naively I had assumed prior to reading this that the trade wasn't operating both ways.
Throughout the book there are occasional footnotes that offer additional information such as facts and statistics such as currency exchanges, legal changes etc.
There is also, in the edition I read an introduction and afterword that shed more light on the events told in the body of the book itself.
This is not an easy read in that the material is shocking and disturbing, and with reading this comes the realistaion that there are so many other women trapped in this situation, and that the judicial system really is not dealing with or punishing these crimes adequately.
The complicity of authorities that should be there to protect is appalling.
The book is not a long one, yet I feel that it could have a profund impact on those that read it.
I sincerely hope that sarah manages to acheieve some happiness and stability in her life.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Not sure about this one. 19 April 2012
By Kinner
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I dont doubt for one minute that Sarah was abused by her father from an early age and this would have a devastating effect on any child. But as the book progresses it all seems just too far fetched to be true. And if true, why on earth would she go on to do the things she did when she returned home? Im really not sure about this book and the genuiness of all thats in it,im afraid. Still worth a read,however, then make up your own mind.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Shocked 6 Feb 2014
By Leonard
Format:Kindle Edition
What an eye opener this book is! An unbelievable story; frightening to think that this is happening and most of us are totally unaware! Sarah thank you for telling your story.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Heartbreaking story
Heartbreaking read
Published 1 day ago by Wendy Welsh
5.0 out of 5 stars A traumatic read. I was shocked to find out the reality for many of...
Harrowing true story.
Published 1 day ago by Ash
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
An amazing story, I can hardly believe this is happening all the time
Published 1 day ago by L. H. Duncan
5.0 out of 5 stars Ok good
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Published 2 days ago by David Copps
5.0 out of 5 stars well writen story
Very well writen, will have you thinking about how Sarah survived the ordeal she went through and was able to tell her story. Read more
Published 5 days ago by Mike Clarke
2.0 out of 5 stars Don't want to write review this is why l will ...
Don't want to write review this is why l will not send off information about star ratings because you demand a review on every item and you want numerous words. Read more
Published 5 days ago by ann macfarlane
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant book
Just couldn't put this book down ! Couldn't stop turning the pages, as regards to the incident with the nurse (in a previous comment by somebody else) Sarah writes about this in... Read more
Published 8 days ago by J. colling
5.0 out of 5 stars Everyone should be aware of this
Appalling. Am too upset by this girls life to write it down. My heart is with her. I hope she manages to somehow enjoy what's left of her life.
Published 10 days ago by Christmas Fairy
5.0 out of 5 stars Slave Girl
This book felt unbelievable at times but was no doubt true.Sarah was very strong and courageous whilst sometimes appearing weak. Very compelling storey. Read more
Published 11 days ago by Janet Potter
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
A must read books, it's a real eye opener. Thankyou for sharing your story.
Published 12 days ago by frankieman;)
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