Secret Slave becomes a bestseller on publication day!
‘Secret Slave’, by Anna Ruston (with Jacquie Buttriss) is a shocking account of Anna’s kidnapping at the age of 15 and being kept captive in an ordinary house, in an ordinary street, for 13 years, until she finally found the opportunity … and the courage, to escape. After all those years of horrific sexual and physical abuse, during which she was pimped to many men, had her babies sold and suffered many injuries, she was too fearful to tell anyone what happened to her. Now, at last, many years later, as part of her therapy, she has dared to share her story.
On publication day, 29th December 2016, ‘Secret Slave’ was featured on BBC Radio 4’s Today programme and on the front and inside pages of the Daily Mirror. The following day more than forty other daily newspapers reported her story and politicians were interviewed for campaigning editorials, wanting to raise awareness and to prevent such situations happening in the future.
On publication day, ‘Secret Slave’ shot up to number 1 bestselling memoir on Amazon. By the afternoon of that first day, they sold out of books and the publishers had to order a reprint. On their site, Amazon picked ‘Secret Slave’ as their “hot bestseller”.