Although long-winded and only covering a period of fifteen traumatic years, this biography is a true account of hidden child abuse. It is not for the faint-hearted. Kat Ward relates, with utter candour, her experiences at the hands of the mother who hated her even before she was born, her step-father, who regarded her as something to be used on a whim and her step-father's friends -- to whom he 'sold' her. Even with so-called 'professionals' involved and despite the fact that Keri told the truth to her teacher, priest, social workers and child psychiatrist, nothing got better. In fact, things got worse and worse.