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Child abuse true stories presents: Volume 1 of Kat Ward's sensational autobiography!

From the outside, there was no reason to suspect the family life of young schoolchild Keri was anything but unremarkable. 

Two loving parents, a backdrop of 1960s Britain; life had provided for her, at least with the riches of modesty. Keri herself however, would often confound teachers with her erratic behaviour, which was at best sullen and withdrawn; at worst violently disruptive. When challenged, she would only exacerbate her growing reputation as a fantasist; weaving terrible tales about the "abuse" she was suffering at the hands of her very creators. But it was the much-celebrated age of innocence; the childhood of our modern culture. Big brother had not yet been born and Nanny was only looking out for her dearest, as opposed to the entire State. Who would take the word of child on such matters? After all, she was just a bad egg - wasn't she? Well, no. She wasn't. 

She was indeed, for over a decade, the victim of an abuse so staggering that merely to read about it is enough to freeze even the thickest of blood. "Keri" is the story of what happens when truth is imprisoned in a little glass jar and buried deep within the Earth, condemned to a sentence of eternal silence. For truth may be repressed, but never suppressed. It will always find light eventually. 

And in this gut-wrenching account of her early life, author Kat Ward takes the reader through every shade of darkness, whilst never allowing the candle of hope to fully extinguish, so as the truth may indeed find its rightful freedom. 

Disclaimer: This is a true story of child abuse. Reader discretion is advised.

©2017 Newdawnmedia (P)2018 Newdawnmedia

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Sad but a great listen

This is a heartbreaking story. But the narrative was excellent and the book is so well written. I downloaded the second book instantly.

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  • Vi
  • 2020-10-23

Breathtaking

It is hard to believe that no one yet have tried to help her. This story is really hard to listen to...but at the same time we want to know how it is going to end!

Some description are too long but at the same time you feel like you “see” her environnement.

The narrator is really engaging and brings a lot to the story!

I hope that all the serie will be available here!

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Both Difficult and Rewarding

The story itself is horrific and oftentimes difficult to listen to. But, aside from occasionally annoying repetition, well written with enough detail to make the circumstances clear without gratuitous voyeurism.
The rewarding aspect is there for other survivors of child abuse. At a certain point in their lives, survivors may come to the conclusion that they are utterly alone. There is a certain sad reassurance in knowing that one's caregivers are not the only dysfunctional parents in the world.
A note to readers who hear some of their own story in this telling: the simple telling and retelling of of one's own abuse may help in the recovery process. A trauma counselor is trained to listen and to keep your story confidential. May you find the path to healing

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Good Read/Listen

The only question I have is, what kind of child psychiatrists do the have in the UK? It really boils my blood that the doctor wouldn't listen. No one would listen to this poor child and see the abuse she was suffering.

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  • Charlene
  • 2018-08-14

Book 1 of 7

It was a great read, however it seemed to drag on at times but now I know why! I didn't realize that this was part of a series until the end. What's a bummer is that the rest of the books are not available here. It'd be nice to offer this info up front as to not waste people's time, I would have bought something else. I would buy the audible series if given the opportunity.

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  • Joe Public
  • 2018-06-27

Warning- Part 1 of 7

Heartbreaking story and it ends with a cliffhanger. So disappointed to realize it's a 7 part series. I cannot do seven more books with this much emotion. Unfortunately, reviews of the other books say there's a lot of duplication and some mismatched information. I opted out.

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  • Leila
  • 2018-06-11

Riveting!! Couldn't stop listening.....

This is one of the most riveting, shocking audiobook accounts of abuse I have ever read/listened to. Keri's astounding level of recall, her ability to tell her story, which flows flawlessly, and naturally, in vivid detail, is stunning. I was shocked, spellbound,livid and furious as I listened to her recount the inhumane, cruel treatment she endured from her mother and step father. At times I was brought to tears. Keri's endurance, resilience, her ability to love, and her honesty made me love her. Her Nana, who showed Keri what love is, renewed my faith in people and helped me heal from the shock and heartbreak of this account, by showing how love conquers hate and how good can overcome evil. I will never forget Keri or her story. Get this one. It will change you.

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  • Kate
  • 2018-10-05

Audible please offer the rest of the series!

Great but disappointed to learn it is part of a series and the rest of the series is not available on audible.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2018-10-18

Keri 1 The Original Child Abuse Story

So real. Felt like I was observing her pain and unable to help. Told in such a real voice. Such a brave child. I hope she conti nues her story. A very compelling story.

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  • pam finley
  • 2018-08-02

Keri 1

I enjoyed this story and found myself totally rooting for Keri! My only disappointment now is I cannot find more on audible!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2018-06-18

So Sad So True

Through out the book I often wondered what was fact and what was fiction. The book was written, performed and story line were excellent, I would stop while reading just to look at the author's page and comments from other readers. Its one of those too horrible to be true stories. With that said, that seems to be the way Keri felt whilst being abused by maniacs.

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  • Leta Wilkerson
  • 2018-05-15

Very well read. Couldn't stop listening.

Very gripping. l highly recommend to anyone who has been through a similar situation. Awesome

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  • Pamela Plimpton
  • 2020-06-11

Tried to like it, just couldn't get into the story

I have listened to MANY child abuse stories & cases. I was interested to see this was a series & thought I would check it out. Barely an hour into book one and I just cannot get into it. Not sure why this one is different from others, but just could not get involved & finally had to stop.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2019-02-28

such a great story of strength

loved her bravery and strength at finally being able to stand up to her mother.

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