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KERI: the SHOCKING true story of a child abused (child abuse true stories) [Kindle Edition]

Kat Ward
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Book Description

From the outside, there was no reason to suspect the family life of young schoolchild Keri was anything but unremarkable. Two loving parents, a backdrop of 1960’s Britain; life had provided for her, at least with the riches of modesty.

Keri herself however, would often confound teachers with her erratic behaviour, which was at best sullen and withdrawn; at worst violently disruptive. When challenged, she would only exacerbate her growing reputation as a fantasist; weaving terrible tales about the “abuse” she was suffering at the hands of her very creators.

But it was the much-celebrated age of innocence; the childhood of our modern culture. Big brother had not yet been born and Nanny was only looking out for her dearest, as opposed to the entire State. Who would take the word of child on such matters? After all, she was just a bad egg… wasn’t she?

Well, no. She wasn’t. She was indeed, for over a decade, the victim of an abuse so staggering that merely to read about it is enough to freeze even the thickest of blood. “Keri” is the story of what happens when truth is imprisoned in a little glass jar and buried deep within the Earth, condemned to a sentence of eternal silence. For truth may be repressed, but never supressed. It will always find light eventually. And, in this gut-wrenching account of her early life, author Kat Ward takes the reader through every shade of darkness, whilst never allowing the candle of hope to fully extinguish, so as that truth may indeed find its rightful freedom.

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About the Author

Kat Ward is fifty four and now lives in the United Kingdom on the border of England and Wales. She has seven children, although only three speak to her or have anything to do with her. She also keeps seven cats and two dogs. Kat has a great many tattoos, unlimited opinions and views on nearly every subject under the sun and thinks, in general, the human race is pretty nasty.

Product Details

  • File Size: 1453 KB
  • Print Length: 745 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 146377236X
  • Publisher: Child Abuse True Stories (March 20, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007MUKZ1K
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #43,624 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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35 of 38 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars a must read April 8, 2012
By bob
Format:Kindle Edition
i have read many child abuse stories and i havent had an emotinal breakdown until now. in fact two emotinal breakdowns and im a guy. keri tells her story with very much detail which makes it long and the story all makes sense. keri was surely living a nightmare in her childhood and no child should ever go through this. i am really glad she survived if it wasnt for her nan. this book is a must read and make sure you bring a lot of tissue because you are about to read a memoir about an innocent child living in real hell and it is really hard to believe it. to know that a lot of children are probably suffering the same way keri did. i pray to god to help the innocent souls in this world because no child deserves this.
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22 of 23 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Keri June 3, 2012
By Tracey
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Keri if you read these reviews, I can only say how truly sorry I am that so many people failed you. I think you are so amazing, and any person in their right mind would be so proud to call you Daughter. Your Mother and I use the term very loosely, is the most despicable thing imaginable. I would love to get my hands on her and as for the Step Father, the vile sick pervert, well I hope he rots in hell. I can not wait for your next book. I so hope you find some happiness, you deserve every happiness. Tramp, what a beautiful soul, I totally fell in love with him and Mam, they are good kind souls and I'm so happy you had them in your life. Very disappointed in Nana, can't even imagine your dismay, as to her actions or lack there of. Though it is clear she loved you, she also failed you. This book broke my heart, but it also made me fall in love with a down trodden, kind beautiful child that is Keri. Totally worth the read, but prepare to have your heart broken, many many times.
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great read May 16, 2012
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Does anyone else want to find this so called mother and beat her? I can;t believe any mother would treat her children this way. I really want to know how she turned out!
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I read this when it was first being written. June 22, 2012
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This is a true story. It breaks my heart that anyone would doubt her now, again, when she only wanted to write it so she could heal from her early torment. Ever hear the phrase "truth is stranger than fiction?" People who've gone through as much as Kat Ward has, they know why that phrase exists.

I read this book as it was being written, as Kat Ward and I connected through a writers' website several years before anyone knew of her writing. She is a woman of complete integrity who had once refused a high compensation for this book because a publisher wanted her to soften it - to fictionalize its ending. To change her reality! She refused because as she told me, this is her life and this is how it happened.

I'm using my real name in this review because I stand behind Kat's bravery and behind her honesty. Remember folks, only recently did the government, police departments and schools start taking children's abuse stories seriously. Child abuse - including sexual abuse - has been around since the beginning of time, but only in the past 20 years has it become discussed and addressed.

Kat, your story still rests in my heart. When I first read it, I remember the tears that were shed. I remember the admiration I felt for you as you dared take the next difficult step in remembering the torment you lived through. I know this book wasn't easy to write, but look at the people reading it! You are helping to open so many eyes.

I tell people your story when I teach writing classes, because you are one of my true heroes. Keep writing. Keep sharing your truths.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars OMG!!! June 4, 2012
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I could not put this book down. I read it well into the night. I can't wait for the next one. I believe her completely. Is there anyone else out there who would like to thrash that scum of a mother, the lazy and stupid social workers and the criminal rapists? What a strong woman she is. I don't think I could have survived this kind of treatment. God bless her and her children. I want so much for Keri to finally be happy. I do pray that her mother and the so called care givers finally get caught and are sent to jail.
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16 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Really great reading! Heart breaking story March 31, 2012
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I rarely give any book 5 stars and might have given this one 4 and that would only be for a couple small formatting issues. They will not keep you from really enjoying this book though. It is very long and since I can not find how many pages this is and I was having problems with my Kindle while reading it I will just say its long. This is a really detailed account of a terrible case of child abuse but you will also read about the things that do bring her joy too. I believe there there is a book coming along to continue this story. I will definitely read that one too. If you are a very sensitive person you might find this hard to read simply because the abuse is so terrible.You will be affected by this book!
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Unbelievable story May 16, 2012
By Terri B
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I thought this book was going to be similar to all the other abuse books I've read. I had a pretty awful childhood myself and a lot of the books I've read dont really shock me too much. This one was different, it was so awful it was hard to believe, and I certainly believe every word.

In the beginning I found it to be a bit predictable and I nearly stopped reading it, I kept thinking "after today thats it, I've read enough and its all the same". Then something changed in the book and all of a sudden I couldnt put it down, I spend every spare minute reading Keri's story.

I ended up loving the book and would highly recommend it but it is very graphic and the things poor Keri endures are terrible so dont start it unless you are prepared for that.

At the end of the book she says she has written or is writing the next book. I'm keen to read the next part of Keri's life but doesnt seem to be released yet.

I read loads of books cause I have time on the train to read everyday and this is one of the best true stories I've read in a long time. (and what a bargain price too, gotta love Amazon!)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Published 11 days ago by ELIE
4.0 out of 5 stars It was well written and held my interest very good for about 45 mins...
Trey interesting book ,it was just a few to many pages. It was well written and held my interest very good for about 45 mins or so then I would get lost in the story of who was... Read more
Published 11 days ago by Donald bradley
4.0 out of 5 stars Great book
Enjoyable read.
Long book but I was intrigued all the way.
Looking forward to reading the next two she has written about her sad life.
Published 29 days ago by Fiona Rowan
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book.....
Abuse such as the kind Kat endured, would not take place in today's world. It is sad to think how many children were ignored or worse, made out to be liars, simply because people... Read more
Published 29 days ago by greed
5.0 out of 5 stars A heart-wrenching story
This was a heart-wrenching story. I enjoyed the book but felt sorrow for the victim. Childhood should be a positive memory in a child's life, not one of cruelty on the part of... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Barbara
3.0 out of 5 stars Glad I finished it...
Good in the beginning. Really slow and drug out in the middle. Shocking ending. Looking forward to see what happens to her. Read more
Published 1 month ago by bunky
4.0 out of 5 stars The writing isn't brilliant prose, but the story is as fascinating as...
This is an honest and heartfelt account of a horrific childhood and a very interesting young girl. The writing isn't brilliant prose, but the story is as fascinating as it is... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Eloves
5.0 out of 5 stars Detailed events make this book a page turner because it ...
Detailed events make this book a page turner because it doesn't leave out what really happened even though it is extremely perverted and wrong. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
It was good but I got tired of reading all the abuse.
Published 1 month ago by bright
5.0 out of 5 stars How cruel and evil can a mother be...
This story horrified me to the point at which I felt that I couldn't read anymore of it. How any mother could be so cruel to her child I will never know. Read more
Published 2 months ago by philip g gibbs
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More About the Author

Kat Ward is a survivor. Having overcome a seemingly star-crossed early life - in which she endured extreme sexual and physical abuse - she now writes professionally.

Her books "KERI" and "KERI KARIN" - in which she lifts the lid on her tormented childhood - are both Amazon Kindle bestsellers, and she has now completed the much-anticipated "A Life on the Toilet", in which she gives an insightful and good-humoured account of her struggle with bowel cancer.

She is currently working on the next book in the KERI series.

For updates on all her future releases, you can join her mailing list at

Away from the laptop, she enjoys tending to her garden (health permitting) and showering affection on her 7 "adorable" cats. She extends her heartfelt gratitude to all who've been inspired by her writing.

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