I've been watching the recent showing of Matrioshki on SKY Arts and as I searched for it, I stumbled upon 'Slave Girl.' I began the book with interest but I doubt I'll finish it.
Sarah undoubtedly had an life that no-one deserves and I'm not sure if the person who helped her write her story perhaps missed small things. One that sprung to mind was when Sarah is forced into prostitution in Amsterdam by working in many of windows. She is locked in by her captor, who leaves her with his girlfriend. This girlfriend, as far as I read, is unarmed and sounds like she's off her face with drugs. In that situation, why didn't Sarah walk out the front where the door opened to allow punters in? I can grasp she would have been terrified, in a strange country etc etc - but self-preservation would or should have kicked in - and escape at that point, could have been made. Once out, she could ran from the red light district, begged for cash to use a phone... got in touch with home, the press, the British embassy even a British tourist... even without a passport, someone would have listened.
Once more I reiterate, I cannot imagine anyone going through that hell and Sarah is one hell of a brave woman for speaking out - but the above is a niggle which has made me put the book aside.