Wednesday, 19 August 2015

Review: Bought & Sold by Megan Stephens

Title: Bought and Sold
Author: Megan Stephens
Publisher: Harper Element
Publication Date: 29 January 2015
Pages: 304
Genres: Non-Fiction, Memoir

Bought & sold

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.

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.
Megan's story sent chills down my spine.

Sunday, 16 August 2015

Review: The Offering by Grace McCleen

Title: The Offering
Author: Grace McCleen
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Publication Date: 25 June 2015
Pages: 272
Genre:Thriller, Suspense

 
It was the year when Madeline's family moved to an island her father believed God had guided him to. It was a place where she revelled in the natural beauty of their surroundings. It was a time of euphoria, but also of successive disasters. It was the night Madeline turned fourteen, when she did something she thought would save her beloved mother. Something so traumatic that she cannot now recall it, but her suave new psychiatrist thinks he knows how to unlock her memory. He is treading on very dangerous ground.
This is a pretty interesting story - it is beautifully written and just chock full of breathtaking descriptions of living in the countryside. The story is separated into five sections,