At a time when six-year-old Abbie needs love and security, her mother goes to the hospital and never returns. Still distraught, Abbie is passed to whoever will have her. Her new step mother subjects her to unimaginable physical, sexual and psychological torture and delivers her to local paedophiles in the entertainment business. During her single minded pursuit of fame Abbie’s step mother stops at nothing, beating and prostituting her own children. Abbie loses control and becomes well known to the local police. Not one person can get through to her because she has no fear, no self respect, no morals or self worth. With nothing to lose, she throws herself into one battle after another, blood and guts brawling between the skin heads and the mods on the streets of London. Her family eventually disowns her realizing they are unable to help. Abbie finds herself in the care of the Court until she is abandoned by children's homes and Social Services too. Alone, penniless and pregnant at the age of 16. Haunted by the secrets of her unspeakable past. Will anyone ever see her invisible tears?
I have overcome neglect and deprivation, abandonment and abuse in all forms.
A survivor, Abigail Lawrence is 43 years old and a pseudonym, Invisible Tears is my first book. Written to bring to public attention the horrors that some children go through and live to tell the tale. After raising my own children I decided to foster children in care.
Child neglect and abuse still continues to happen today and people still look away. I wrote this book hoping it would help someone, anyone to find the courage to not look away but also help someone else to be a survivor too.
Happily married with 2 grown up children and a grandson. I attempt to paint for fun and attempt to write when I am not playing with our horses.
My career used to be in Behaviour Modification and Learning Disabilities.
This book is graphic, be prepared to be shocked. The human race can be so sick and cruel. This is based on a true story.read more