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Bought and Sold: A 14-year-old British girl trafficked for sex by the man she loved

Bought and Sold: A 14-year-old British girl trafficked for sex by the man she loved

Written by Megan Stephens

Narrated by Josie Dunn


Bought and Sold: A 14-year-old British girl trafficked for sex by the man she loved

Written by Megan Stephens

Narrated by Josie Dunn

ratings:
4.5/5 (61 ratings)
Length:
6 hours
Released:
Jan 29, 2015
ISBN:
9780008118402
Format:
Audiobook

Description

A heart-stopping story of lies, brutality and fear. British girl Megan Stephens tells the true story of how an idyllic Mediterranean holiday turned into an unimaginable nightmare when she was tricked into becoming a victim of human trafficking and held captive for six years by deception, threats and violence.While on holiday with her mother at a popular Mediterranean coastal resort, Megan fell in love. Just 14 years old, naïve and vulnerable, she had no reason to suspect that the man who said he loved her would commit the ultimate betrayal of her trust.When her mother returned to England, Megan stayed with Jak, who said he would find her a job as a waitress and promised they would be together forever. But when Megan travelled to the city with Jak, his attitude quickly changed and instead of finding her work as a waitress, he allowed her to be raped and then sold her to a human trafficker.Abandoned by Jak but still unable to accept that everything he’d told her had been a lie, Megan was coerced by threats and violence into working as a prostitute in private homes and brothels. Then the trafficker threatened her mother’s life and it was Megan’s turn to lie: sending her mother the staged photographs that had been taken of her apparently working as a waitress in a cafe, she told her she was happy.Too frightened and bewildered to trust or reach out to anyone, Megan remained locked in a world of brutality and abuse for six years. In the end, there only seemed to be one way out.Megan’s powerful story reveals the devastating realities of human trafficking and the fear that imprisons its victims more effectively than any cage could ever do.
Released:
Jan 29, 2015
ISBN:
9780008118402
Format:
Audiobook


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  • (5/5)
    Very interesting and heart breaking all in one
    Sad courageous !
  • (4/5)
    Very well read by narrator. Disturbing story, I read in two days as I just had to get conclusion quickly.
    Megan is a very brave young lady, I do hope that her demons will not haunt her throughout her life, I hope that by sharing her story it will help her heal as well as bring awareness and understanding to the organised crime of human trafficking.

  • (4/5)
    Wow, heart breaking reality . I have a daughter and this always crosses my mind.
  • (5/5)
    This is a very scary book. Much thanks to the author for sharing such deep personal thoughts.

    Full of self-knowledge, she took me on an emotional rollercoaster.
  • (5/5)
    What a heart breaking book ! :( A very cruel true story. May Lord bless and protect all the children!
  • (5/5)
    Really interesting - highly recommend!
  • (5/5)
    A heartbreaking story that's well told. A real eye opener on what goes on in plain sight. A lot to be learned from it, thankfully it had a positive ending but poor Megan, what a horrendous experience it's a miracle she got out alive.
  • (4/5)
    At first, I’m interested in this book as it never likely happen in this developed world especially for decent English girl got involved in trafficking.
    I couldn’t believe that these men are still on a loose not punished!!
  • (5/5)
    Yikes on bikes! This poor girl. I really feel for her. How terrible....I'd love for this to be a series so I can continue reading. This was an amazing book!
  • (5/5)

    1 person found this helpful

    The bravery shown by the author sharing the story of her horrible 6yrs trapped in prostitution is incredible. I hope sharing her experiences was therapeutic in a way, and that it helps others recognize when someone may be trafficked.

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