Saturday, 16 January 2016

Trafficked: The Terrifying True Story of a British Girl Forced into the Sex Trade by Sophie Hayes

12187771When Sophie Hayes met Bledi she knew he'd change her life – but she had no idea how much. At first, it was a typical whirlwind romance. But one day Bledi told her that love always comes at a price ...
Bledi tricked Sophie into travelling to Italy, where he forced her to sell her body to help him pay off a debt. Terrified and ashamed, Sophie worked the dangerous Italian streets without rest, seeing as many as 30 clients in a night. She was completely at Bledi′s mercy for food, clothes and shelter. And without money, friends or family, she was trapped.

But Sophie found the strength to keep going, clinging to life by a single thread of hope: that somehow she′d find a way to escape.

The title is quite a mouthful don't you think? 

Sophie might have been freely walking around Italy and France but she wasn't actually free. She will never be free from Kas. Sophie couldn't even trust the police because she was convinced that Kas knew people everywhere and that if she told he would kill her family.

The way that Sophie was treated, firstly by her dad and then by Kas is unimaginable to those of us that have not been through it. Its a horrible situation that she found herself in an I am glad she managed to get herself to safety before something even worse happened.

I found it interesting to read about the horrid things that happened and how Sophie dealt with it with a kind of ease that got her through.

What I dont understand about this book is that Sophie didn't trust men and she didn't even like Kas but then all of a sudden he says hey come to Italy and Sophie goes to him. It seems like a pretty big leap.

It made me really cross that she was happy to talk at conferences and the police and others but she would not press charges. I thought it was a disgusting example to set for all of the people she was speaking to at these conferences, she is basically saying that she didn't press charges so they shouldn't either.

To be honest I probably wouldn't recommend this book and I would have given it a two or a three on goodreads however I gave it a four because at the back of the book there were several contacts for people who maybe suffering the same things that Sophie went through and if someone is reading this book because they have been through something similar then that would be extremely helpful.

Thanks For Reading

Em x

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