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Born in 1975, Louise was living a happy, normal life as the much-adored only child of two loving and hard-working parents. But then, the tragic deaths of her father and grandfather within two years of each other turn her life upside-down.

Having moved in with her mother's parents after the death of her father, Louise finds that her grandmother's increasing reliance on the local church for comfort after her husband's death draws a soon-to-be unwelcome guest to the family home: the verger, Mr. Jarvis. Whilst outwardly paying attention to her widowed grandmother, he also seems to be focused on Louise herself and abuses his position of trust, both at the church's Sunday school and in the family home, to force his unnatural obsessions on her.

Even after Louise's mother remarries and she can finally look forward to moving away from Mr. Jarvis, Louise must endure one more harrowing attack before he is finally caught out. But even then, with child protection teams still very much in their infancy in the early 1980s, Louise still lives with the consequences of her unstable childhood.

Warning: This audiobook is based upon a true story of child abuse, and as such contains passages that some listeners may find disturbing.

©2014, 2019 A. Tricker (P)2019 Child Abuse True Stories

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  • P. Stein
  • 25-09-2020

Not your usual child abuse story.

Definitely not the run of the mill situation. The perpetrator was a very sick man. He exploited the innocent mind of the child. So often, these children accept wild stories as gospel, when they come from an adult.
I enjoyed the ending.

A very worthwhile listen.
Excellent narrator.
I deducted a star because it was a shorter and less complicated story than many.

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  • Meagan Jones
  • 02-09-2020

Short but very powerful

This is a brief recounting of one child’s experiences with sexual abuse. Some scenes are graphic so listeners discretion is advised. Also keep in mind the story is VERY short

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  • Robin Selman
  • 09-08-2020

from weak to strong

it opened my eyes more to child abuse. no child should have to live in fear

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  • Holly
  • 13-07-2020

nicely written

It gave a great perspective on why children do not disclose sexual abuse. In addition to how patient and determined a pedophile will wait.

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  • meg
  • 19-11-2019

loved this book

I first read this book and was so sad to listen to what this girl went through. I saw that it was on audible and decided to listen to it. I cries so much and will always feel so sorry for what this girl went through.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 12-10-2020

Sad but a very good book

loved it but very sad little girl has a hard life a lot
had happened to her lost her father gran father same time an then this creepy fella is trying to get at her

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