Friday, 21 March 2014

Book Review: Trafficked by Sophie Hayes

This book was harrowing.  During the Amazon rebook sale I downloaded about 25 of the most popular books and this was one of them.  It's not the kind of book I normally read but it was a good book none the less.  Ok, I'm not sure 'good' is a word that should be used for this book... Interesting?  Gripping?

It was a true story written by a woman who was tricked, by someone she considered a friend, into going to Italy where she was forced into prostitution.  Sex trafficking is one of the most successful businesses in the world, despite it being illegal.  You wouldn't exact it to happen to a normal British girl but this shows that it does.  I spent the book utterly horrified and heartbroken.  It wasn't light reading but I flew through it.  After reading a million articles in the newspapers and seeing countless tv shows, this really personalised trafficking for me.  It's one thing reading about a nameless victim but reading first hand stories, for me at least, always makes it hit home.  I can't believe this happens to people and I hope that little by little, it is coming to a stop.

I am only glad that this story had a happy ending, I think Sophie deserves it after all she went through.  The book detailed her day to day life, her emotions and some bizarre stories of her and her clients.  Not for the faint hearted but I do recommend it.


  1. I might pick this up, I do enjoy biographies - even those with a darker subject matter


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