- 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
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Average Customer Review: 1,329 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #3,639 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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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.
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
You get the impression that the subject of the book, Sarah Forsythe is some mixed up woman, trying in the end to battle back to the straight and narrow but finding it anything but easy. With all that happened to her, It's easy to write her off as one of life's losers and in many ways she was, but her way of looking at it is that she is one of life's survivors. Now that IS putting positive spin on her experiences. However, she did escape from her captivity, did assist in the prosecution of those involved and indeed did see her father brought to book for what he did to her. She is living an independent life, has a partner and contributes positively to the community. So whilst labelling herself as a survivor may originally have been a way to look positively on nothing but bad things, she is now showing how true it is.
The book is well written and very readable. The subject matter is harrowing but you need to know how things pan out.
In the end, this isn't just a book about a lass from the north east who gets into trouble, neither is it a book for women of a certain persuasion. As a true life story it is a compelling read for anyone and whatever your own life experiences, I suggest you read it. Especially if you're about to take up a job as a nanny in Amsterdam.
OK ... joking aside this book is stunningly well written and, often times, very hard to read. There were points where I felt physically sick reading what I was and times where it is hard to feel anything but a depressing and moving empathy for the subject of the book - and those she ends up having to live with. It does has a strong feel of being ghost-written by someone else - if this is the case, they have done an exemplary job with the material. The happy ending (and when I say no pun intended here, I seriously mean it) is tempered with a harsh slap of reality and reminds readers of how things are not always perfect for those rescued from lives which have been decimated the the work of vile people.
This is certainly not a book to read when you are feeling depressed. At some points I found myself questioning if "artistic license" may have been used to take scenes beyond reality, but the book pulls no punches in disabusing readers from this. For those familiar with the films (feel free to read the 'parents guides' of them on IMDB), this book reads like Requiem for a Dream and Lilja-4-Ever mixed with scenes from A Serbian Film and The Human Centipede II thrown in. Prepare your mind accordingly.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
l could not put this book down, a true story of what really goes on in the red light district of amsterdam , it,s a gripping read from begining to end,and l came away with a very... Read morePublished 2 days ago by Amazon Customer
Good book read it twice for my studies, it shows the dark side of the industry which is prostitution, you will totally change your prospective on red light district if you didn't... Read morePublished 4 days ago by Matt
Very hard and slow read. Repeats an awful lot, did not enjoy it as much as I had hoped I would.Published 4 days ago by Eric Kelsall
A truly sad and amazing story in one! Heartbreaking at the ease of which these animals are able to take young women.Published 5 days ago by Kindle Customer
Wow. It's an eye opener, to think this stuff actually still happens. I'd love to say I enjoyed reading this book, I am happy that I read it, but very sad to learn of this poor... Read morePublished 5 days ago
Made me feel so sad for her ... Thank you for sharing you story with usPublished 1 month ago by EMMA CORNFORD
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