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An unforgettable story of an ordinary woman in astonishing circumstances who defies the odds.

Timea Nagy was 20 years old when she answered a newspaper ad in Budapest, Hungary, calling for young women to work as babysitters and housekeepers in Canada. Hired by what seemed like a legitimate recruitment agency, Timea left her home believing she would earn good money to send back to her family. What she didn't know was that she'd been lured by a ring of international human traffickers - and her life would never again be the same. 

Upon her arrival in Toronto, she was forced into sex labour in some of the city's seediest nightclubs, starved and controlled by her agents, and brainwashed to believe she was to blame for her situation. The only way she'd be free was when her debt was paid - but, no matter how hard she worked, that debt seemed only to go up, not down. 

Out of the Shadows is a gripping, heartbreaking, and eye-opening journey deep into the underworld of human trafficking and the sex trade, told in riveting detail by one brave survivor. At once tragic and powerfully redemptive, Timea Nagy's story will stay with you long after you've heard the last moments.

©2019 Timea Nagy and Shannon Moroney (P)2019 Doubleday Canada

Critic Reviews

"Timea Nagy's harrowing story deeply reports the ugliness of human trafficking. But it's ultimately a remarkable tale of survival and resilience, with lessons for a country that considers itself to be a safe place for immigrants." (Pauline Dakin, best-selling author of Run, Hide, Repeat)

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important and timely

There is so much in this book that every person should hear and understand. Excellent!

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This book is a must read!

This is a great book to give perspective about the horrific practice human trafficking and how to keep your eyes out for clues. See something? Say something to the Police.

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You're so strong!

Thank you for sharing your experience, it will help so many people! I know it was hard to share and your emotions were raw.❤

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WOW! Just WOW!

Sex Traffickers make $300,000 per girl! This is a wonderful book about about a horrible problem.

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Great snapshot into human trafficking

This was a well done story that was easily to follow and told in a relatable way. The story was direct and offered a realistiv insight into how innocent people get roped into the darkness of others and the challenges of getting out of the mess. Very interesting and honest.

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Dreadfully boring....

I tried to get through it, but I couldn’t finish. It dragged on and on. Skip It.

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I had to return this

The story of this poor woman's life is compelling, but it just drug on and on covering the same thing.