'Living in my imagination is how, from the age of four to seventeen, I survived the constant and brutal abuse my stepfather inflicted on me.' For thirteen cruel and terrifying years, Sharon McGovern suffered horrific abuse at the hands of her stepfather. Molested and beaten, she was forced to keep a dirty and confusing secret that robbed her of her childhood and her innocence. Years later, in a step of exceptional bravery, she confronted him in court. Afraid is the profoundly moving story of a little girl's ordeal, and a woman's fight to put away a dangerous predator. It is an unforgettable and inspiring account of good versus evil, of facing a monster and finding the strength to survive.
- Paperback | 256 pages
- 128 x 196 x 20mm | 299.37g
- 01 Jan 2010
- Orion Publishing Co
- Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
- London, United Kingdom
About Sharon McGovern
Sharon McGovern was abused by her stepfather from the age of 4 to 17 years old. In a step of unprecedented bravery she finally confronted her abuser and saw justice done when he was charged and convicted of seven accounts of rape and indecent assault. Sharon continues her work with rape and abuse victims and speaks publicly on how to help survivors of crime. She lives in Grays, Essex with her family.