The explosive first novel from the author of the bestselling `The Little Prisoner' is a gripping tale of a woman whose troubled childhood comes back to haunt her.
In the chill of a winter's morning, a sweet and likeable 13-year-old girl unexpectedly gives birth in the bathroom of her council flat. The baby, the product of a brutal rape by her stepfather, is whisked away to hospital and is eventually adopted by a rich suburban couple. As far as everyone is concerned, Sadie will never see the baby again.
The girl, Sadie Burrows, survives her ordeal and goes on to become a successful businesswoman, famous in the media, even courted by politicians as an example of young enterprise.
Then, out of the blue, there is a knock at the door. And Sadie's shameful secret comes back to haunt her.
Sadie, the first novel by best selling author of `The Little Prisoner' Jane Elliott, is an explosive story of abuse, business, love, success, blackmail, murder and cover-up.
Praise for `The Little Prisoner':
'An inspirational page-turner.' Heat
'The devastating and moving true life story of Jane's life. A powerful read.' Best
'A tragic tale, yet filled with hope.' Woman
`This true story of an escape from a miserable childhood makes inspiring reading.' Woman & Home
Jane Elliott first decided to tell her story to the police after taking inspiration from Dave Pelzer's powerful memoir, `A Child Called It'. She become convinced she should not remain a silent victim but act against the evil stepfather who had kept her a virtual prisoner for so many years. She went on to write the bestselling `The Little Prisoner'.