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The Family Friend By Matt Lowe

The Family Friend
by Matt Lowe

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Matt Lowe's childhood was outwardly idyllic. Yet, unnoticed by his parents and peers, he was being abused by a young man who had been welcomed into the family fold...in the guise of the perfect family friend.
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The Family Friend Summary


The Family Friend: Sometimes the danger is closer than you think by Matt Lowe

Matt Lowe's childhood was outwardly idyllic. He was part of a large, loving family and lived comfortably on the Norfolk coast. Yet, unnoticed by his parents and peers, he was being abused by a young man who had been welcomed into the family fold...in the guise of the perfect family friend. Jeremy was intelligent, artistic and fantastic with children. A real-life Peter Pan, he was loved by the children and trusted by the adults. He was particularly fond of Matt and would organise outings and treats every weekend, just for the two of them. But from the start the relationship had a sinister side; one that Matt instinctively knew must remain hidden. Written with heart-wrenching candour, Matt's story is an unusually insightful and moving account of how one small boy endured many years of sexual and psychological abuse and how, without realising, those closest to him allowed it to happen.

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The Family Friend Reviews


"Sensitively handled, beautifully written" * The Bookseller *
"A gut-wrenchingly honest book" * Daily Mail *
"Sobering and disturbing ... Lowe describes with sometimes startling honesty what he went through ... not a cheerful read, understandably, but not wholly without optimism either" * Herald *

About Matt Lowe


After completing college Matt Lowe worked overseas in education and social development. In his thirties he participated in an innovative community centre set up to counter the social isolation of mental health service users in the inner city. More recently he has provided support to young people in residential and other settings. This is his first book.

Additional information

GOR000947869
The Family Friend: Sometimes the danger is closer than you think by Matt Lowe
Matt Lowe
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Ebury Publishing
2008-01-03
352
0091912261
9780091912260
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.