A shocking account of the abuse a young girl suffered in the hands of the carers at children's homes
Sue Martin was not three years old when she began life at her first children's home: a home that could at best be described as cold and regimented; at worst, torturous and terrifying.
When her mother abandoned her to the protection of the home, Sue was soon to discover that behind the welcoming doors of this reputedly kind-hearted organisation lay a world steeped in lies, cover-ups, victimisation and abuse. At its heart was Boagey, whose perverse bullying was targeted at Sue. Her attacks quickly progressed from the gratuitous punishment of an innocent child to sordid gratification of her sexual whims.
Sue's story is one of institutional abuse – of physical, mental and emotional torture of the most appalling kind – but it also a story full of joy, humour and many victories – small and large – against her abusers.
Utterly compelling and shockingly revelatory, No Way Home
will astound, move and inspire.
Since leaving the homes, Sue has had a number of different jobs including working in retail, on a farm and in childcare before settling on the catering industry. Sue ran a Bed and Breakfast and then set up and ran a successful restaurant in Cornwall.