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When Caroline Roberts accepted a job at 25 Cromwell Street, the infamous address of Fred and Rose West, she was only 16. Realizing that there was something very malevolent about the couple, she left their employment soon after, glad to be rid of them. The story should have ended there, buta month, later she was abducted by the Wests and suffered violent sexual abuse at the ...more
Paperback, 278 pages
Published April 1st 2005 by John Blake (first published February 1st 2004)
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Redfox5
Jan 25, 2012 Redfox5 rated it it was ok
I'll start by saying something horrible. I really didn't like Caroline. Usally when I read these kinda books, I'm rooting for the victim. I usally like the victim! I'm not saying that she deserved the things done to her. Because they were horrendous and the way she was treated by the police afterwards was awful. If I had read this as two stories, One being what happened with Rose and Fred West and the other being the rest of Carolines life you would get two different reviews from me. With what h ...more
Natz
Nov 26, 2012 Natz rated it it was ok
Shelves: true-crime
I usually love True Crime books but I'm afraid this one wasn't for me. Caroline talks more about her own life and doesn't say much about the time she spent with Fred and Rosemary West. You only get one chapter about her working as a nanny, one chapter about the abuse and a few chapters about the media and the trial. The rest is about her lifestyle; boyfriends, drugs and lots of drama and self pity. Don't get me wrong though, I feel deeply sorry for Caroline and I can't believe everything she's b ...more
Jessica
Jul 26, 2014 Jessica rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Eh

I got through the whole thing? other then that not a lot to recommend it. about 30 pages about the Wests that was interesting, other then that I give it a D-.
Amanda Milburn
It was difficult to rate this book as obviously what the author went through is absolutely awful and should not be wished on anybody. The writing, however, was lacking.
Gretel
Not great. Aside from this book being pretty badly written, I just didn't find myself warming to Caroline Roberts. A large chunk of this book is irrelevant to the Wests, and most of the book comprises of Roberts recounting who she fucked and when, the times she went out drinking and Roberts saying how beautiful she used to be. It's pretty vain. Perhaps I'm heartless, but Roberts seems almost proud of how her life has turned out, ending up on benefits and having four kids by three fathers...what ...more
Aria Anggana
Oct 06, 2013 Aria Anggana rated it really liked it
Perjuangan Seorang Korban Pelecehan Seksual Melawan
Trauma Masa Lalunya

Judul : The Lost Girl
Pengarang : Caroline Robert
Penterjemah : Catherine Konggidinata
Tempat : Jakarta
Penerbit : PT. Gramedia Pustaka Utama
Tahun : 2007
Tebal Buku : 324 halaman
Isi Buku :
Saat Caroline Roberts menerima pekerjaan di Cromwell
Street 25, tempat tinggal Fred dan Rose West yang
membawa malapetaka, usianya baru 16 tahun. Saat
menyadari sesuatu yang kejam pada diri pasangan itu,
dia segera meninggalkan pekerjaannya, merasa le
...more
Kms
Feb 28, 2013 Kms rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book was good and Caroline seemed to come out the other side a much stronger person than when she started. It was nice to read a book that started with such horror and then read it through to find that it ended on a good note however I really didn't understand Caroline's way of thinking.

She was raped and abused by Fred and rose west but weeks later hitchhiked with a stranger to get from her boyfriends house. Surely you wouldn't make the same mistake again when you'd just been subjected to a
...more
Barbra
Apr 10, 2011 Barbra rated it it was ok
This was a pretty good read although I can't understand how someone can knowingly go back to a couple who she knew were evil. I know they duped her into getting into the car but why didnt she just run when she saw them.

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When Caroline Roberts accepted a job at 25 Cromwell Street, the infamous address of Fred and Rose West, she was only 16. Realising that there was something very malevolent about the couple, she left their employment soon after, glad to be rid of them. The story sh
...more
Sabrina Rutter
Nov 17, 2010 Sabrina Rutter rated it really liked it
Shelves: child-abuse, i-own
This was actually my second attempt at reading this one. For some reason I just found it a bit hard to get into, but once I got to the third chapter I didn't want to set this book down. Caroline basically describes her childhood, the effect the Wests attack had on her, and her healing process.
Caroline is suppose to be writing another book and I wouldn't mind checking that one out. She got really into spiritualism and that's something that interests me. If I remember right her next book is going
...more
nat
Sep 04, 2011 nat added it
Dalam sehari, baca 2 buku tentang pelecehan seksual.

Paginya baca fiksi karya Jodi Picoult (Tenth Circle), yang berdasarkan riset nyata.
Sorenya baca kisah nyata yang ini.

Yang dialami Caroline memang sangat berat walau tak lepas juga dari perilaku yang dipilihnya.

Betapa beratnya beban mental yang harus dia tanggung, dan pasti itu butuh waktu lama dengan pertolongan banyak orang, untuk bisa pulih dan bangkit, bahkan berani menuliskan kisahnya ini.

Ada sesuatu yang kurang klik di hati, makanya tiga b
...more
Lynsey
Jul 12, 2012 Lynsey rated it liked it
I did enjoy this book but found it covered more about her life after her time with Fred and Rose West and not so much about her time during working for them as a nanny. I also noticed there were quite a few typos, which although didn't spoil the read thought it could have been proof read a bit better.
Shelley Poole
Mar 27, 2016 Shelley Poole rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Could not put this book down

This book pulls on your heartstrings really makes you feel for all those that lost their lives at the hands of The Wests. Caroline is such a brave and inspiring woman for all victims of rape and abuse "don't be afraid of speaking out against the abusers"
Dee brown
Apr 24, 2016 Dee brown rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The One That Got Away: My Life Living With Fred and Rose West (Paperback)
I absolutely loved this book!! It didn't deal much with the Wests, but rather the after effects of her ordeal with them. If you're looking for blood and guts, this isn't for you. If you're looking for a survivor who comes out on top, then by all means pick up this incredible read!

Michelle
Jan 10, 2013 Michelle rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Easy to read and gave a great indication of what this experience was really like for Caroline. Not a real scary or shocking read however was good to get a victims story straight from the victim. Would recommend.
Nisa
Jul 26, 2007 Nisa rated it liked it
good book, her experiance was so tragic.. It makes me think that I'm so blessed I might have a better teenage life than her..And in the last page of her book, she said, "Life is jerk but we will survive". Good point!
Hannah
Aug 06, 2016 Hannah rated it liked it
Shelves: read-in-2012
I finding reviewing biographies of this kind difficult. Understandably not the best writing, and not an easy story to read or comprehend. I can only really give it a middle of the road rating as it wouldn't be fair to analyse it in a literary sense.
Karen Osment
May 12, 2013 Karen Osment rated it liked it
An interesting story from the survivor of Fred and Rose West, which went into more detail of her life rather than just focus on the abuse by these evil people. Could have gone more in-depth in places and wasn't too into the 'spiritual' ending, but worth a read anyway.
Jo Fairchild
Jul 29, 2012 Jo Fairchild rated it liked it
It was terrible the whole West story, and I've read all the books on them and found them all very interesting but this book was a bit disappointing! Glad I've read it though

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Jun 26, 2014 Rizki Situmorang rated it it was amazing
Kisah Caroline menyadarkan setiap pembaca untuk tidak gentar menghadapi hidup yang rumit, ribet, pahit, tak enak, dll
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There is more than one author by this name on Goodreads. Born in Goucester in 1955, Caroline Roberts (formerly Caroline Raine) became the live-in nanny to Fred and Rosemary West's three daughters when she was 17-years-old.
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“I wished at that moment that the Wests had killed me, it would have been a merciful release from the hell that DC Smith was putting me through. This barrage of questions by DC Smith and his heavy-handedness into this inquiry and his bullying barrack-room interrogation style of interviewing had left me feeling shamed.” 1 likes
“I thought they were going to kill me there and then, which would have been a relief. To my horror, they spoke words that I will never forget: ‘We are going to keep you in the cellar and let our black friends use you and when they have finished with you, we will kill you and bury you under the paving stones of Gloucester. There are hundreds of girls there, the police haven’t found them and they wont find you!” 1 likes
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