Heart of Darkness: How I Triumphed over a Childhood of Abuse

Overview

Lynette Hould tells the shocking story of her life that includes multiple incest, multiple rapes, and being lured into a child-sex ring. Her story is horrifying and desperately sad and, in her own moving words, she speaks of her battle with the past and of those responsible for the evil which ruined it. But her life was pulled back from the brink of oblivion by the patient dedication and enduring friendship of a child counselor, out of which salvation tentatively sprang.

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Overview

Lynette Hould tells the shocking story of her life that includes multiple incest, multiple rapes, and being lured into a child-sex ring. Her story is horrifying and desperately sad and, in her own moving words, she speaks of her battle with the past and of those responsible for the evil which ruined it. But her life was pulled back from the brink of oblivion by the patient dedication and enduring friendship of a child counselor, out of which salvation tentatively sprang.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781844546053
  • Publisher: John Blake Publishing, Limited
  • Publication date: 7/7/2008
  • Pages: 254
  • Product dimensions: 4.40 (w) x 6.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Lynette Gould was born in 1979 and grew up in Preston. Despite years of awful potentially life-ruining abuse she now has a successful career and lives with her husband and daughter. Stephen Richards has written and co-written a wide range of bestselling books on the subjects of abuse and lost childhoods.

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Table of Contents


Foreword     ix
Introduction     xi
Delivered Unto Evil     1
Childhood Discipline     7
Memories and Recollections     13
Homely Violence     21
When a Child's Trust is Broken     31
Stolen Innocence     37
A Fate Worse Than Sexual Assault     43
Lightning Can Strike Twice     55
The Poetic Justice of Suicide     71
Lured Into a Child Sex Ring     89
UK Child Sex Rings     99
International Child Sex Rings     153
Self-Harm Never Hurt Anyone     209
Exploring My Sexuality     217
A Last Farewell     221
Suicide is Painless     225
From the West Indies to the Isle of Wight     231
Wedded Bliss - On a Shoestring     235
Epilogue     239
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