In this gripping, first-hand account, Sophie Hayes recounts her experience and survival from human trafficking. For six months, this young, educated English woman was forced to work as a prostitute. This memoir presents a stunning personal look at the criminal human sex trafficking trade.


A haunting, unforgettable, and ultimately inspiring story of a young woman who survived human trafficking. Sophie Hayes, a young, educated woman, was spending an idyllic weekend in Italy with her seemingly charming boyfriend. However, on the day she planned to return home, everything changed. He made it clear that she wasn’t going anywhere. Soon Sophie’s bewilderment turned to fear as he punched and shouted at her and threatened to kill her adored younger brothers if she didn’t do exactly as she was told. Thus began six months of working the streets as a prostitute in a country where Sophie didn’t speak the language, where nobody knew her whereabouts, and escape seemed impossible.

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Weight .6 lbs
Dimensions 7.9 × 5.2 × .8 in