Deceived: A True Story

Deceived: A True Story


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Deceived: A True Story by Sarah Smith, Kate Snell

This powerful memoir introduces student Sarah Smith, whose peaceful existence was shattered one day in 1993 when an IRA bomb exploded near her college. In the aftermath of this terrorist attack, Robert Freegard, a barman she had recently befriended, revealed his true identity to Sarah and two of her friends—he was an MI5 spy investigating IRA cells in the area. Because of their knowledge of his true identity, Freegard convinced the three of them that they must go into hiding or risk being killed. Thus began a nightmare for Sarah, becoming a half-starved fugitive living in slums. During this time she lived under multiple pseudonyms and worked menial jobs. Freegard became the only person she trusted. But a decade later, police confronted her with the knowledge that Freegard was not an MI5 agent. He was a conman, and she was one of his many victims. By brainwashing Sarah with such sophisticated techniques that psychologists are still baffled, he had stolen 10 precious years and more than $600,000 from her. This is Sarah Stephens' shocking true story, and a profile of a modern-day criminal genius and master manipulator.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780752888200
Publisher: Orion Publishing Group, Limited
Publication date: 05/17/2007
Pages: 336
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.50(h) x 1.02(d)

About the Author

Sarah Smith has been reunited with her family and continues to rebuild her life. Kate Snell is a writer, filmmaker, and author of Princess Diana: Her Last Love. 

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