Sara Payne: A Mother's Story

Sara Payne: A Mother's Story

by SaraPayne (Author)


'Thank God we have found her.' Sara Payne's haunting words as she announced on television that the body of her daughter, missing for 17 days had been found, touched every individual. Ever since the tragic events of 1st July 2000 when their daughter Sarah was snatched by known paedophile Roy Whiting, Sara and Mike Payne have lived their lives in the public spotlight. In Sara Payne: A Mother's Story Sara will tell her personal story, from her heart and from her unique perspective for the first time. She describes how Mike and she coped with the loss of their daughter and the stress placed upon them by the media campaign for Sarah's Law, and the rebuilding of a family in the aftermath of such a trauma. Each reminded the other of the child they had lost. Guilt, anger and grief pushed the childhood sweethearts down into a spiral of alcohol abuse and violence. Although the future is still uncertain about whether the family can live together, this book is ultimately a story of hope.Although she will talk about Sarah's murder and that horrific time three years ago, this is also a book about the aftermath of those events and will bring the story up to date with the arrival of her new baby daughter later this year.



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More Information

Format: Hardcover
Pages: 240
Edition: 1st
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton Ltd
Published: 20 May 2004

ISBN 10: 0340862750
ISBN 13: 9780340862759

Media Reviews
'I would challenge anyone to read it and not cry, many times.' -- Margarette Driscoll, Sunday Times 20040704
Author Bio
Sara Payne won the hearts of the country when she, with husband, Mike, appealed for the return of their missing daughter Sarah. The whole nation grieved when Sarah's murdered body was found. When Sara found strength to campaign for the controversial Sarah's Law she again won respect and admiration. She is a strong and fascinating personality fuelled by a determination to protect the lives and innocence of all children after her own tragic loss.