Get Your Free Audiobook

Listen with a free trial

A 30-day trial plus your first audiobook free.
1 credit/month after trial—to buy any title you like, yours to keep.
Listen all you want to a selection of thousands of Audible Originals, audiobooks and podcasts.
$16.45 a month after 30 day trial. Cancel anytime.
Buy Now for $50.13

Buy Now for $50.13

Pay using card ending in
By confirming your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions Of Use and Privacy Notice and authorise Audible to charge your designated credit card or another available credit card on file.

Publisher's Summary

The shocking true story behind the hit TV drama Three Girls.

When detective Maggie Oliver first discovered that children as young as 10 were being groomed, abused and trafficked for sex by gangs of men in the Rochdale area, she felt like a lonely voice calling for people to act. 

Banging on closed doors, it seemed that nobody was able or willing to help her save these vulnerable girls, but she couldn't just sit back while countless lives were being destroyed forever in plain sight. Instead, she launched a one-woman campaign to bring down these sickening gangs. 

This is the heartbreaking and shocking story of how the actions of one determined detective secured convictions in what is now one of the most notorious grooming cases in the UK. Along the way Maggie discovered countless examples of how the authorities were letting down our most vulnerable children. She blew the whistle, losing her job and at times her mind, in a bid to stop others from experiencing the same. 

This is the first ever account from a police insider on the endemic problem of child sexual exploitation across the nation and how these cases are handled by the authorities put in place to protect us. 

It tells the story of a woman brave enough to speak out and a group of girls who found the strength to fight for justice after having their lives completely shattered by their abusers; together they show in shocking detail why this must never happen again.

©2019 Maggie Oliver (P)2019 Bonnier Books UK

What listeners say about Survivors

Average Customer Ratings
Overall
  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    3
  • 4 Stars
    0
  • 3 Stars
    0
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0
Performance
  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    3
  • 4 Stars
    0
  • 3 Stars
    0
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0
Story
  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    3
  • 4 Stars
    0
  • 3 Stars
    0
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0

Reviews - Please select the tabs below to change the source of reviews.

No Reviews are Available
Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Karen Brooks
  • Karen Brooks
  • 28-02-2020

A must read (listen)

very sad that this goes In, and Maggies determination priceless. a well put together true event that we should never forget continues to go on!
Now watching Three girls which is award winning, but hard to watch at times.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    1 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Mrs. C. R. Hallett
  • Mrs. C. R. Hallett
  • 30-07-2019

Odd book

I thought this was about of the Rochdale Child Abuse scandal (which in part it is) but it's actually the autobiography of the whistle-blower. I found it repetitive in parts and dull in others, and I really don't feel it does justice to the girls stories. Whilst I do feel sorry for the lady's struggles in life that's not why I bought the book. Sorry not for me

4 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Alister Brown
  • Alister Brown
  • 21-11-2020

Brilliant

Loved this book, an insight to Maggie’s life and her journey to being a detective.
She’s an amazing woman for what she has done with the Rochdale sex abuse. Really great listening to her story.

2 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Amber
  • Amber
  • 11-03-2021

Adventure and joy as well as all the heartache

I knew Maggie was an amazing woman, I knew the story, what I didn’t expect was the book to be full of so much adventure, joy and hope as well as all the terrible, very upsetting stuff.
A surprisingly great read, I knew it was going to be interesting and shocking but I didn’t expect it to be such a pleasure to read too.

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Mrs R Edmeades
  • Mrs R Edmeades
  • 19-10-2020

An incredible and inspirational woman.

A moving account of the scandal of child sexual exploitation in and around Greater Manchester and the personal story of the hero and woman who brought individuals and the system to justice. An amazing book.

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Sarah
  • Sarah
  • 24-09-2020

insightful Heartfelt Truths

I Wish Everyone In The UK Would Read This Book To Understand What Does & Does Not Go on In Our Communities & Child Services/Police.
Its Insightful into The Systemic Negative Attitudes, Towards Victims, At Top Levels.... Love The Fact That It Is Read By Maggie Herself As She Is The Only One Who Can Give The Narrative True Justice. Well Done Maggie xx

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for rikki
  • rikki
  • 17-08-2020

heart breaking

this is a horrendous story of kids let down by a system that is so pc you cant do anything in case someone gets offended. its not often that things made you so angry you want to jump in to the page and help out but Maggie Oliver deserves a medal, her uphill battle against the asian pedo rings and her own police force is soul destroying. Kids scarred for life and muslim rapists out walking the streets cant be right.

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Amazon Customer
  • Amazon Customer
  • 06-03-2020

A moving story

Moved by this story so well narrated by the author herself. Shocking abuse unveiled and should never happen again.

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Pink
  • Pink
  • 15-02-2020

One woman making a stand against the establishment

Maggie gives such an honest and emotional story it's hard not to cry at times

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Munchie
  • Munchie
  • 16-01-2020

Fantastic book

This book was a fantastic read and get my five star rating. I particularly liked the way that Maggie reads her own book. This book exposes the Rochdale case. It is one of the best books I have read about this particular case. Well done Maggie, you are one brave lady.

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Sally Matthews
  • Sally Matthews
  • 12-08-2019

More about Maggie's life than the survivors.

An interesting listen but more about Maggie than the survivors. Also found her voice irritating.

1 person found this helpful

In the spirit of reconciliation, Audible Australia acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of country throughout Australia and their connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respect to their elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today.