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In the much-anticipated follow-up to Sunday Times best seller Trapped, foster carer Rosie Lewis tells the heartbreaking true story of Zadie.

When the young teenage girl, thrown out of her home by her strict Muslim family, is discovered hiding on the city streets by the police, it is clear that all is not as it should be.

Taught to believe that Westerners should not be trusted, when Zadie is initially delivered into the experienced hands of foster carer Rosie, she is understandably suspicious of the family around her. Through Rosie's support and understanding, gradually Zadie begins to settle into her new surroundings, but loyalty to her relatives prevents her from confessing the horrifying truth about her troubled past.

When the shocking truth finally emerges, Rosie and her family can hardly believe that Zadie had managed to keep the secret to herself for so long.

©2015 Rosie Lewis (P)2015 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

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  • Donna Keogh Buttle
  • 05-05-15

Captivating, just couldn't stop listening ....

Would you listen to Betrayed: The Heartbreaking True Story of a Struggle to Escape a Cruel Life Defined by Family Honour again? Why?

Yes I would listen to it again

Who was your favorite character and why?

Zadie as her courage inspired me.

What does Geraldine Sharrock bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

loved the accents and the shock in her voice as she described events

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

the moment they found Zadie after the spoons were sewn into her robes.

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  • tracey burton
  • 07-25-17

Betrayed

I really enjoyed this book I was so glad that there are altogether and living the life

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  • Nicola Balsom
  • 12-24-16

emotional but good

I really felt for the characters. it was a heartwrenching story, but well read and capturing.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 12-31-15

Very sad that this really happens

I could not stop listening to this book! I cannot believe that women go thorough this :(

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  • Elba
  • 10-12-15

Outstanding

This has opened my eyes to the plight of Muslim women around the world. Heart broke again and again. So touching. Thank you