Trafficked: The Terrifying True Story of a British Girl Forced into the Sex Trade: The Terrifying True Story Of A British Girl Sold Into The Sex Trade by Sophie HayesTrafficked: The Terrifying True Story of a British Girl Forced into the Sex Trade: The Terrifying True Story Of A British Girl Sold Into The Sex Trade by Sophie Hayes

Trafficked: The Terrifying True Story of a British Girl Forced into the Sex Trade: The Terrifying…

bySophie Hayes

Paperback | February 28, 2012

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He'd been her friend for years. He said he loved her. Then she realised she didn't know him at all.When everything seemed to be falling apart in Sophie's life, she was thankful for her friend Kas, who was always at the end of a phone, ready to listen and to offer comfort and advice.Her father's cold dislike of her and then her parents' divorce had left her with a deep distrust of men. But, gradually, Kas made her believe there was at least one man who truly cared about her.But she was wrong.At first when Sophie went to stay for a few days with Kas in Italy, he was kind and caring, as he'd always been. But three days after she arrived, everything changed.His eyes were cold as he described the things he expected her to do 'for love'. But soon Sophie's bewilderment turned to fear as he punched and shouted at her and threatened to kill her adored younger brothers if she didn't do exactly as she was told.to sell her body on the streets to pay off Kas's debts.Terrified of Kas, the police and the men whose pleasures she was forced to satisfy, Sophie worked seven nights a week for the next six months on the dark and lonely streets of a town in northern Italy.Subjected regularly to Kas's verbal, mental and physical abuse, she knew she would never escape.And then, one day, after she'd been admitted to hospital with stomach pains - and knowing that Kas would kill her if he found out - she dared to phone her mother.But who would reach her first?
Sophie Hayes was in her early twenties when she was forced into prostitution in Italy. Following her horrifying ordeal, Sophie is rebuilding her life in London. She is working with the charity STOP THE TRAFFIK and the William Wilberforce Trust to raise awareness of trafficking and to help other women life herself. To date she has worke...
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Title:Trafficked: The Terrifying True Story of a British Girl Forced into the Sex Trade: The Terrifying…Format:PaperbackDimensions:304 pagesPublished:February 28, 2012Publisher:HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERSLanguage:English

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Incredible ** spoiler alert ** Wow. I didn't expect the story to be as intense as it was. I mean it was going to be intense but the portrayal of it ... I was rushing to the end so I could be where she was safe again. The abuse and the fear and doubt was terrible! Not being able to trust anyone, having no means to support yourself in a foreign country? I can't imagine being in that situation. Not being able to even trust the police or your parents, that the people you love wouldn't be hurt. I didn't remember the back and when I met Kas I knew he was trouble because he refused to back down from pursuing her and I have had bad experiences with guys like that. I always wasn't too fond of Erion (sp?) because he guilted her for being upset when she was back. If I had one complaint it would be that the last 50 pages felt rushed but this book was nonetheless incredible. I felt the tension of when she was kept and the relief when she was found. The sex wasn't graphic but the abuse gets difficult to read sometimes so be cautious when you read it.
Date published: 2017-02-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing What an incredibly sad story its hatd to imagine this goes on. I do hope Sophie manages to trust again ad to find love
Date published: 2015-06-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hats off to Sophie When i brought this book i was expecting to read about the full ordeal that Sophie had to face. It makes you open your eyes to what is going on in the world. Definiately worth the read.
Date published: 2015-01-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Trafficked Read it in two days, could put it down.
Date published: 2014-10-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Trafficked by Sophie Hayes This is a terrifying account of a young girl who was trafficked in Europe. This is happening here in North America as well. All parents and young adults should read up on trafficking and the predators that commit these crimes
Date published: 2014-08-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lovednthis Fantastic read, god bless you Sophie
Date published: 2014-08-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful! At the end of this book, I wanted to contact the writer to just ask how she was. She was truly inspiring and I would love to share my thoughts and stories, etc. with her. This book was wonderfully written and the reader will develop such compassion and won't be ignorant to the fact it does happen in the world.
Date published: 2014-07-04
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Trafficked: Although this book was at times shocking and I could not comprehend what Sophie must have gone through - I couldn't help feeling frustrated that she allowed herself to be treated like dirt. I get that she was brainwashed, terrified etc. but in this day and age of women's rights and heaps of media coverage regarding domestic violence this should never have happened. I was more angry about the fact that she was being beaten by Kas than I was that she was a prostitute.
Date published: 2014-05-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from What more can I say It happens everywhere , just that a lot of us aren't aware of it! Read it to know more ..
Date published: 2014-04-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Trafficked A shocking story but a massive eye opener at the same time. My heart goes out to Sophie for what she has endured. She is a truly amazing person, strong and deserves to have a happy life. I couldn't put this book down.
Date published: 2014-04-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great read Sophie has went thru so much. Thank you very much for this novel on her personal struggles!!!
Date published: 2014-03-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from So sad This book really opens your eyes to what's going on out there, and how you should be so careful on who you trust
Date published: 2014-01-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Human trafficking Millions of people mostly women under 18 are abused by trafficking in one way or another.
Date published: 2014-01-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Trafficked Well written, interesting story. Such a brave woman.
Date published: 2013-12-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Trafficked Frightening read especially because it was a true story and happens daily around the world!!!
Date published: 2013-10-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from trafficked very sad but true life event that happens to someone new everyday, i hope some day this becomes a thing of the past and does not happen again. very powerful informative true story everyone must read.
Date published: 2013-10-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Trafficked Wonderfully inspiring story which will help many in time of need.
Date published: 2013-09-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Trafficked A very moving and disturbing book of what goes on behind the walls of other peoples lives.
Date published: 2013-09-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good story Very sad and interesting
Date published: 2013-09-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from a MUST read!!!!!! This is the most upsetting book I have ever read! But I had to read it to the end and I am glad I have, Sophie has put her story across with such dignity, please please read it, it will upset you but also open you're eyes to what happens! Bravo to your mum and step father Sophie for pre empting that things were not right!! Wishing you much happiness!!!!!!
Date published: 2013-08-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Trafficked Incredible story, heart breaking Heart breaking story
Date published: 2013-08-02
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good read fast Good book short read.
Date published: 2013-06-23