Sick of adverts? Click here to join up for free and be rid of them.
The hard-hitting and moving expose of a teenager whose abuse by police began when she was a 13-year-old and continued throughout her teens.
What's the real story behind Louise Nicholas' claims of gang rape by policemen?
What allowed her to bring her darkest and most harrowing secrets into the harsh light of public opinion?
Louise Nicholas' life has turned full circle since she was raped by policemen nearly 30 years ago - she now advises senior police how to support rape victims. She single-handedly rocked New Zealand's police and justice systems to their cores, her case sparking the 2007 Commission of Inquiry into Police Conduct. Police accepted the Commission's findings in full, apologised unreservedly to victims, and embarked on a programme of systematic change.
Wow, this was one book that the second I picked it was hard to put down again. In fact I managed to finish the book within a couple of days after a couple of very late nights reading!
I'm sure most of us know about the Louise Nicholas trial where New Zealand Police were thrown into the limelight after facing rape charges. It was a trial and a story which at the time divided people. There were those that believed Louise and those who thought everything she said was a lie. Being able to read her story, rather than just what the media wrote led to one very heart breaking and compelling read.
Louise not only gets to tell her story of the past but also her story of the trial and the 7 years following the trial. Though the results of the trial was not what they wanted she has overcome all of that and everything that has happened and focused on helping others going through the same.
The three cops may of walked free but Louise's story launched inquiries that have helped make changes to the way rape victims are treated. She really is a wonderful inspiring woman who with the help of Journalist Phillip Kitchin faced her past head on bringing it all to light.
The book is such and easy read and while it will make you cry when she goes into details of the past these heart breaking parts are needed for you to understand Louise and her story. For someone to go through so much and then come so far is truly amazing. I enjoyed her story so much I'm passing the book on to my mum to read and have others already asking if they can read it next. I recommend it to anyone who followed the story at the time.
Random listing from 'Books'...
Winterstrike spy Hestia Mar has been sent to Caud to recover details of an ancient weapon. During her stay in the Martian city, she encounters the ghost of a warrior, who turns out to be the encoded representation of the city's bombed library. Hestia Mar manages to access the library's data, but realizes too late what she has done: by downloading the information, she has virtually guaranteed the use of the weapon against Caud by her own ... more...
All trademarks, images and copyrights on this site are owned by their respective companies.
KIWIreviews is an independent entity, part of the ePLURIBUS.nz Network. This is a free public forum presenting user opinions on selected products, and as such the views expressed do not necessarily reflect the opinion of KIWIreviews.co.nz and are protected under New Zealand law by the "Honest Opinion" clause of the Defamation Act of 1992. KIWIreviews accepts no liability for statements made on this site, under the assumption that they are the true and honest opinions of the individual posters. In most cases, prices and dates stated are approximate and should be considered as only guidelines.
"Computer games don't affect kids. I mean if Pac-Man affected us as kids, we'd all be running around in darkened rooms, munching magic pills and listening to repetitive electronic music."
Kristian Wilson, Nintendo, Inc, 1989