Forget You Had a Daughter
Following two years of living abroad in Thailand, Sandra Gregory suddenly became desperately ill and as her medical bills began to mount, her bank account dwindled. In exchange for $2,000 she agreed to carry 89 grams of heroin to Tokyo for a friend, but before she even boarded the plane she was caught by Bangkok Airport security and ultimately sentenced to 25 years inside...more
This starts at the airport being found out by the police and I thought, ...more
I found the book was an interesting read and a Sandra seemed to be open and honest about her situation and what had happened to her. What did irritate me slightly about her though was her constant comparison of herself to other criminals both in Thailand and ...more
I got this book as I was looking forward to delving into the reasons Sandra Gregory had for trying to traffic drugs out of Thailand, a country not exactly known for its leniency, as well as Sandra's experiences in jail.
The author does go into great detail on her though process and is candid that she was not smart and let her exhaustion and sickness along with her desperation for home to lead her into a terrible decision.
What was interesting was how close she was to getting away with it as Thai ...more
The novel is straightforward and chronological, and the detail is often graphic and disturbing. One thing that struck me and dragged me in to the novel was always the thought, from the beginning that "w ...more
This is a book which is worthy of reading, it clearly describes in graphic detail the repercussions for smuggling drugs. The conditions and the fellow inmates. It would be good for books like these ...more
The ti ...more
Being a young, British woman who visits Thailand often, it hits very close to home. Sandra Gregory is a very inspirational woman, who was punished far too harshly ...more
Unfortunately she gets nabbed and gets a 25 year sentence in prison.
The woes and misery she experiences and the friends she makes while in prison make for a fairly interesting story.
She eventually gets a pardon from the king and is sent to prison in Britain which according to her was way more horrific than anything she had experienced in Bangkok!
Interesting reading .