Reviewed by Louisa Nashir
Imagine your whole life falling apart, your own father hating you, your parents divorcing and you never being able to trust men.
Now imagine having a friend who is always there to lend a shoulder when times get tough, to tell you that everything is going to be ok, to make you feel safe.
Yes we all have that friend waiting in the wings to ease our pain and to take away our suffering, but imagine if this friend is not who they seem to be?
Sophie Hayes goes to Italy to visit her best friend Kas, Sophie believes he could be the one and after a lovely weekend together things look promising. This soon changes when it’s time for Sophie to return to England and she sees a very different side to her ‘friend’ Kas, A scary, violent and evil side. A side that forces Sophie into prostitution against her will to pay off his debts.
Sophie is terrified and is subjected to horrific abuse by Kas and the men she is forced to sleep with. After working the streets for 6 months and being made to sleep with countless men Sophie is admitted to hospital and makes the brave decision to phone her mum.
Will Kas find out or will Sophie break free?
You will have to read this fantastic true story to find out. A gripping true story which is dark and frightening.
Sophie Hayes has done the most amazing job of wording this book and her message on the back of the book ‘STOP THE TRAFFICK – PEOPLE SHOULDN’T BE BOUGHT AND SOLD’ shout out at you.
Available to buy from Amazon here.