Sadie

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Harper, 2007 - Adoptees - 343 pages
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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.

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About the author (2007)

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'.

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