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You're not going home. You're not going anywhere. You're mine now.

Growing up in a deeply troubled family, 15-year-old Anna felt lost and alone in the world. So when a friendly taxi driver befriended her, Anna welcomed the attention, and agreed to go home with him to meet his family. She wouldn't escape for over a decade.

Held captive by a sadistic pedophile, Anna was subjected to despicable levels of sexual abuse and torture. The unrelenting violence and degradation resulted in numerous miscarriages, and the birth of four babies.... each one stolen away from Anna at birth.

Her salvation arrived 13 years too late, but despite her shattered mind and body, Anna finally managed to flee. This is her harrowing, yet uplifting, true story of survival.

Contains mature themes.

©2016 Anna Ruston (P)2018 Tantor

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Disappointed

The story told in Secret Slave is horrific. It is listed as a true story. Perhaps there may be true elements in i, however, I am doubtful. There are so many statements made that make absolutely no sense!

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Unbelievable

This story was the most horrific thing I have ever heard of. The life that Anna Ruston was forced to endure for so many years was so hard to hear. It made me so sad for her. The story was well told. It's hard to believe that such evil exists out there. I am glad that she was able to finally get away and tell her story to the world.

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Sad & scary

This story is so sad & terrifying. The torture she endured is unbelievable, what’s more unbelievable is that she is here to tell her story! As I started this book I stopped many times feeling that I could not hear anymore of it. I just had to know her ending, I had to finish it to find out if she escaped.

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  • Vi
  • 2020-09-17

Heartbreaking story... couldn’t stop to find out how she got out!

I didn’t know anything about that story... I cannot believe that so many people didn’t take action sooner when they saw her...

The story as itself is horrible, it is awful to think that she went through all that but I couldn’t stop listening to know how she got out and what happened to her next.


I wish her the best for the rest of her life!

Faye Adele gives « Anna » a voice and she is doing a fantastic job. We could here the cries in her reading and that gaves me the chills.

One of the best audible books I have listen too.

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Repetitive / bad accents

A very sad story - but also seems to be very fabricated - so many chances to escape - if everything is true she should sue the hospital that did not report the abuse the second visit ….. so many holes also a very bad Punjabi accent done and is hard to take serious

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  • Fde
  • 2021-04-21

well written

Its an unbelievable story. Horrible to listen to. she did a great job writing it. I wanted her to escape free so many times or finally have something good happen. What a painful story. The ending was well written. This story is not for the faint of heart. Do not read if your triggered by sexual abuse.

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brutally real .. shocking story

it's crazy how much she went thru.. its hard hearing but hard not to finish..

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definitely worth the read.

narrator was fantastic, the book was well written and engaging. Hey story was incredibly hard to listen to, all the abuse described shocking. I finished listening to this quickly, I would play it while driving, walking and making dinner.

I would recommend the title.

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I think more Fiction

There is no way this could have happened the way it was told. Too many things don't add up. When the police came to the house obviously they could tell something was up. So many hospital visits would have alerted someone. No one could have survived so many beatings and all those medical conditions. Too hard to believe this story.

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Her grandmother helped kept her going.

I can't believe that this poor girl went through this horrible ordeal, I'm so glad she finally found her way out say and went on to have a family of her own...

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  • Valerie Delgado
  • 2020-07-23

Page Turner!!

Very well done. The stuff that Anna went thru is something I can't put into words. It's a very good book. I'm listening to it again.

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  • Jasmyne
  • 2020-06-10

Definite Read So Glad Anna stayed very strong

Loved this book! Anna is a very strong Woman and she is Loved so much

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  • txammug
  • 2020-02-03

Incredible story!

This very sad true story is hard to read; not because of the writing, but instead the story content. I can’t imagine how someone’s lives a “normal” life after enduring such torture.

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  • Amie
  • 2020-11-29

Tragic story

Tragic and horrific story! The book was very graphic and sad! With that being said it was a book I couldn’t stop listening to. People need to hear these stories and be aware of things like this that go on. It took one nurse to notice small things and realize this person needed help.

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  • Amanda NJ
  • 2020-10-25

Epic account of abuse and survival

Powerful story of a kidnapped girl's survival. A wake up call to all medical professionals and police about signs to look for as to when to interviene. Hard to listen to due to content, but very necessary. I doubt few girls would have been as strong as Anna was.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2020-10-20

I felt her pain!!!!

It's a tragedy to know that this goes on in our world, but I am so proud of Anna to be brave enough to talk about her survival!!!!

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  • Athena
  • 2020-10-06

Must read

Such a touching and painful story.
A story about strength and growth. If anything support the strong female author.

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  • 2020-08-20

wow

I was crying, begging her to run and keep running , the amount of pain and suffering that a poor young child had to indure makes me sick and saddned. I was hoping qt the end she took the whole family down. But just knowing that she survived and is thriving is beautiful.

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  • Mini Guy
  • 2020-08-10

Well written but very intense!

This book is intense and a bit graphic but it is a story that needs to be heard! Well written and well narrated.

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  • Gigi
  • 2020-05-27

Kept me on edge

This true story kept me on the edge of my set from beginning to end. She shared the greatest amount of detail. Horrible nightmare was her reality, 13 years. My heart goes out to her. I wanted to go through the story and strangle that intire clan full of evil demented people.

I cried for her, and prayed throughout the story. None of what happened to you Darling was your fault. I will continue to be praying for you, an pray that you gain the strength to bring your abuser to justice! God Bless you, Darling!

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