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Publisher's Summary

You're not going home. You're not going anywhere. You're mine now.

Growing up in a deeply troubled family, 15-year-old Anna felt lost and alone in the world. So when a friendly taxi driver befriended her, Anna welcomed the attention, and agreed to go home with him to meet his family. She wouldn't escape for over a decade.

Held captive by a sadistic pedophile, Anna was subjected to despicable levels of sexual abuse and torture. The unrelenting violence and degradation resulted in numerous miscarriages, and the birth of four babies.... each one stolen away from Anna at birth.

Her salvation arrived 13 years too late, but despite her shattered mind and body, Anna finally managed to flee. This is her harrowing, yet uplifting, true story of survival.

Contains mature themes.

©2016 Anna Ruston (P)2018 Tantor

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Why wouldn't you?

the story keeps your attention the fact that this is based on a true story and she never went to the police when she was free is the reason I've gave it a four-star because that's the least she could have done so that other girls did not fall in the hands of this monster.

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If you can get through the very graphic abuse

After the first chapter, I turned the volume down each time the main character was being raped or abused. It was too much for me. I can't understand how anyone can be so cruel and it made me very angry.
This story captures the tragic life of a vulnerable young girl who is abducted by a sadistic predator who preys on her because she is alone. Being a mere child, she does everything in order to survive and nothing to escape while given many chances. No matter what she endures, rapes, abuse, being a baby making factory . After 13 years she finally escapes, burdened for her it seems, with the trauma of what happened to her.

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Too much for me

The story is absolutely horrible and scary. Written and performed really well but I couldn’t go past first chapter as it is just painful to listen.

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well written

It was a well written book. I know this happens more than we hear about. This book was sometimes hard to read, just unbelievable that she was so stong throughout her whole ordeal.

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So unrealistic

I have read a lot of true stories. This one seems so far-fetched I have a very hard time believing most of it. There were way too many inconsistencies and questions left, and not one person to corroborate anything at all. (The one social worker who saved her was fired and is not allowed to speak with her, even at her new job?)
The writer seems to fixate so much on graphic rape and violence to the point of monotony. This is why I'm a little perplexed as too why I have seen so many five star reviews of this book!

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As someone who grew up with an abusive family I completely understand Anna's situation. I highly recommend this book to every survivor of child abuse. Reading this book helped me to heal from my own troubled past.

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Left me speechless

Faye Adele does an amazing job narrating this book. The story literally left me speechless. I cannot begin to imagine what this lady had gone through, what it was like, or how it continues to haunt her. As well as other women/children who share story. I pray for all of them.

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wow!

this book is unbelievable! From the very beginning you can't stop listening! It's sad and amazing that there are people in the world that would do this to another human being without concern. It's also heartbreaking that all of the people that she is come across in her life, none of them thought to help her. Medical staff, police, excetera

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heart-wrenching

This book is not for the faint of heart. A true story of COURAGE & HEALING!❤

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Horrific but wonderful story of strength

This is by far the most horrific case of abuse I’ve ever heard. I commend the author for having the courage to put it into the world. Brace yourself.

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  • Minx3008
  • 06-14-18

Lost for words

This account is simply awe inspiring! I cannot believe that these terrible events weren’t stopped on the number of occasions that professionals became involved!
Far more questions should have been asked m!
I hope that we can learn a number of valuable lessons.
Well done for telling your side - the truth! What a huge amount of strength you have!

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  • 06-25-18

An extremely hard listen

I have listened to many books describing horrific life ordeals, this one though, was an extremely hard one to listen to! Yet I couldn’t stop because I needed to know that this little girl has found a way out! My heart goes to her, and to all people suffering abuse. I gave the story only 2 starts because it seemed inappropriate to give it a high rating considering how bad the little girl suffered. 5 starts for her courage to speak up and put it in writing. I just hope that she would summon the courage to seek justice for herself.

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  • garry p.
  • 05-27-18

Fantastic read, my heart goes out to Anna Ruston.

My heart ached listening to this ladies horrible "life" how she trudged on just biding her time to set out her escape, Many men or women would have given up with life after experiencing all of this but thank you Anna for giving us an insight as to what you want through :( but I'm so happy she has now found her love, who she always kept that place in her heart for him 😘

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  • John Lake
  • 05-12-18

Anna Ruston secret slave

What a good story and to think it was all true is unbelievable what that girl went through and to come out the other side is a tribute to her iron will .

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  • Trish
  • 08-14-18

Shocking story

Was gripped from the beginning, hard to listen to at times, cringing at what Anna had to go through.
I do hope someday this family is charged for what they have done to Anna.
I wish you a happy life Anna and live every day for yourself and you own family Xx

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  • jason moore
  • 07-16-18

Heartbreakingly Sad

Despite struggling to listen at times due to the horric details of this true story, I was amazed by the strength of 'Anna'. It would be great to meet this woman just to tell her how amazing she is and how hopefully her courage will help other victims to speak out.
To think this could be happening in the next house to you is just terrifying. We should all be more aware.

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  • emma
  • 06-08-18

Good story

This book is really good and it hits home just how close these things can happen to anyone at anytime

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  • FELICITY GAINARD
  • 05-15-18

Sad

Heartbreaking story to listen to . Listen in a day :(
Hard going and for what she went through

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  • karla read
  • 04-16-18

fantastic book

this was one of the best books I've had was a fantastic read you will not be disappointed with this

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 03-14-18

Very sad but interesting story.

Well read and written!!
Enjoyed the book,although that seems the wrong description under the circumstances of poor Anna's ordeal
.A very strong and brave lady.Although I think that her age was refered to wrongky a couple of times in chapter 26. When Sally was going to the market, Anna refers to herself as a Twenty year old woman which of course she couldn't have been if she was 15 when she was taken and escapedv13 years later.And I think there was another reference in the same chapter.
Not that this affects the impact of the story in any way, just thought I would mention it in case the editor was not aware of the mistake.

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  • Lucy Fieldhouse
  • 08-06-18

heartbreaking truth

so beautifully written but such a horrible horrible experience I wouldn't wish upon my worst enemy, I admire your courage, braveness but most of all how you are a survivor. I hope they get their justice one day...

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-19-18

WOW this book was amazing. very heart wrenching xx

i found it hard to stop listening to this book. the narrator was very good.

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  • Robyn Bartley
  • 06-07-18

Heartwrenching and disturbing

this was an amazing and incredulous story of a survival one cannot imagine. excellent read