Groomed: An uncle who went too far. A mother who didn’t care. A little girl who waited for justice.

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On this powerful and honest memoir, Laurie Matthew takes the reader with her as she revisits her childhood in 1950s and 1960s Dundee. Raised in a home which consisted of an emotionally neglectful and physically violent mother, father, a chronically in poor health brother and a sister she needed to give protection to, the one ray of light in little Laurie’s life came from the man who would return home from the Army with pockets full of sweets and bags of toys. Uncle Andrew would shower her with attention and love, capture the hearts of everyone around him – and carefully groom her for years of abuse by not only himself, but also by a network of paedophiles. Laurie tells a harrowing story of isolation, as her abusers went to unusual lengths to carry out their in poor health acts, wearing masks to confuse and torment her and keeping her away from other children. But these evil men had no idea that the girl they systematically violated would become one of the vital country’s leading child protection experts, and that their legacy would give her the impetus to change the lives of such a lot of innocent sufferers.
On this powerful and honest memoir, Laurie Matthew takes the reader with her as she revisits her childhood in 1950s and 1960s Dundee. Raised in a home which consisted of an emotionally neglectful and physically violent mother, father, a chronically in poor health brother and a sister she needed to give protection to, the one ray of light in little Laurie’s life came from the man who would return home from the Army with pockets full of sweets and bags of toys. Uncle Andrew would shower her with attention and love, capture the hearts of everyone around him – and carefully groom her for years of abuse by not only himself, but also by a network of paedophiles. Laurie tells a harrowing story of isolation, as her abusers went to unusual lengths to carry out their in poor health acts, wearing masks to confuse and torment her and keeping her away from other children. But these evil men had no idea that the girl they systematically violated would become one of the vital country’s leading child protection experts, and that their legacy would give her the impetus to change the lives of such a lot of innocent sufferers.

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