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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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67 of 76 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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71 of 83 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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55 of 64 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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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars THIS BOOK CHANGED MY MIND 5 Sep 2012
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
READING THIS BOOK HAS CHANGED MY MIND ABOUT PROSTITUTES, I ALWAYS THOUGHT OF THEM AS HARD FACED UNCAREING AND COMMON, BUT I NOW FEEL THEY ARE NORMAL, FEELING AND THOUGHTFUL PEOPLE, WITH VERY SADLIVES, THE HORRORS SARAH WENT THROUGH MADE ME FEEL FOR HER VERY DEEPLY, AND THE WAY SHE WAS TRICKED INTO GOING TO AMSTERDAM WAS CRUEL, AND THE FACT HER MOTHER THOUGHT SHE WAS PHONEING HER, WAS CRUEL TO HER MOTHER AS WELL, THESE PEOPLE SHOULD HAVE BEEN JAILED FOR LIFE, AND THE POOR GIRL WHO HAD HER HEAD BLOWN OFF HER SHOULDERS WELL WHAT CAN ONE SAY ABOUT THAT????? A VERY COMPELLING READ, HOPE SARAH HAS A HAPPY FUTURE,
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2.0 out of 5 stars Fiction - try to avoid it's a waste of time. 12 Sep 2014
By Liz
Format:Paperback
I give a 2 start as I finished the book, but I did not enjoy it. I think most of the story is based on fiction.
There are so many questionable actions in there. I almost gave up by the 4th chapter as for me it was very unbelievable that somebody who meant to be working as a nursery nurse arriving to Amsterdam was greeted by a hooker and didn't ring any alarm bells. Really? How can somebody be this naive? Even if you are 19, there is no explanation for this silly action. You saw a hooker and walk off with her??? The hooker (Sally) didn't have a gun at her, she led Sarah to the car and there she was forced to give away her passport at gunpoint. Also, what were the other girls doing in the car? She saw that walking towards the car and even she didn't turn around and run away. That story just doesn't add up.
I'm not questioning trafficking and sex slavery, but Sarah's actions just don't make sense. Every other women would run away from that situation clearly, not walk in to this nightmare.
Then the mastiffs eating human flesh as food???
Also she wasn't fed while she was "working" and lived on M&M's and drugs? She wouldn't survived for months to do this as she would be starved to death.
Furthermore in the book I was shocked to read that she started to see Sally and have a relationship with her??????? She called/ blamed it (on) Stockholm syndrome. This act just doesn't make sense at all. Also, she was helping her to run a brothel, even though she was one of the "lucky survivors". If she knows it from experience how bad it could be, why did she do that to other girls?

On the other hand the book is full of self pity and blaming everyone else but herself.
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5.0 out of 5 stars truely horrific to say the least
The story starts filled with sadness but to think someone who suffered an awful childhood could suffer even a more horrific adulthood... Read more
Published 1 day ago by Renee
5.0 out of 5 stars Slave girl by Sarah foster
A heart rendering account of events no human being should have to endure, what a courageous , amazing, admirable young lady, and a real eye opener into the exploit of vulnerable... Read more
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5.0 out of 5 stars kenny
A good honest gritty account of how someone's life can be shattered by the truly evil acts of others
Published 1 day ago by Kenneth George
5.0 out of 5 stars A very engrossing story!
I was really engrossed by this book and read it within a few days. From being abused as a child, ending up in care and then ending up as a prostitute in the red light district of... Read more
Published 1 day ago by Kellie Sturman
5.0 out of 5 stars A very brave true story
Thank you Sarah for such n honest book, it must have been extremely difficult to write, I wish you every happiness for the rest of your life. Read more
Published 2 days ago by alysonb
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
such a sad and shocking but interesting book.
Published 3 days ago by lou
5.0 out of 5 stars We Owe it to Her to Read this Book
So, so sad. What a very, very brave girl. We all owe it to her to read this book & hear her voice & to the many who are still in this situation. Read more
Published 4 days ago by Jay t
4.0 out of 5 stars Good read.
Good read which was very informative about Sex Slaves.
Published 5 days ago by kris
4.0 out of 5 stars A rollarcoaster of emotion
I'm stunned by humanity and what this girl and then woman has gone though, I was at tears with in the first pages and i am shocked that sarah was able to rebuild her life after her... Read more
Published 5 days ago by Brooke
5.0 out of 5 stars ... overcoming a terrifying childhood / early adulthood and how easy...
An extraordinary true story of overcoming a terrifying childhood / early adulthood and how easy it is to be duped into prostitution. Read more
Published 5 days ago by E D Henderson
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