You can't run: the terrifying true story of a young woman trapped in a violent relationship
Publication year: 2015
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Ebury Press, 2015
Resource type: Physical
Mandy Thomas was just 16 when she met her ex in a shopping centre in Birmingham. Naive and blown away by the attention he paid her, Mandy was soon under his spell. But Mandy soon found herself part of a cruel and violent relationship she couldn't escape. Threatened with the murder of her children, she put up with years of vicious beatings and brutal rapes in order to protect them, until one day her ex went too far. Mandy was held captive in her own home and tortured for four days, in front of her children, with a blowtorch, glass
How a person can inflict so much cruelty and abuse is beyond me. And how she survived it is a miracle. Disturbing account of domestic violence at its absolute worst.