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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 should have ended there. A month later she was abducted by the Wests and suffered violent sexual abuse at their hWhen 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 should have ended there. A month later she was abducted by the Wests and suffered violent sexual abuse at their hands before being told that she would be killed and buried. Through a combination of sheer luck and quick thinking, despite the trauma of what had happened, Caroline managed to escape to freedom....

Title : The One That Got Away: My Life Living With Fred and Rose West
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ISBN : 9781843589525
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 288 Pages
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The One That Got Away: My Life Living With Fred and Rose West Reviews

  • Natz
    2019-05-02 16:07

    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 been through. It's not only the abuse she got from the Wests but lots of other things too. I just felt that it was a bit too much "me, me, me". Besides, most people will buy this book because they want to know more about the Wests and try to understand them, but it doesn't say much about them at all. I think this is more of a therapy book that Caroline wrote for herself to let all her shame and problems out.

  • Redfox5
    2019-05-15 19:49

    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 happened with the Wests, she gets my every sympathy. But if I had just read about the rest of her life I wouldn't have anything nice to say.

  • Gretel
    2019-05-07 23:07

    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 is there to be proud of? In the last few chapters you're preached at by Roberts about how great the church she belongs to is.

  • Jessica
    2019-05-12 19:06

    EhI 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
    2019-05-10 17:09

    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.

  • FitriPakpahan
    2019-04-26 18:13

    Kisah nyata ini menceritakan tentang perjalanan pencarian jati diri seorang perempuan yang mengalami pelecehan seksual ketika remaja. Ia tumbuh dengan dibayangi oleh kejadian itu. Caroline adalah perempuan pemberani dan kuat. jelas tergambarkan dari cerita ini. Caroline juga benar-benar hilang (Sesuai dengan judul). bagaimana pikiran2 nya sendiri membuat dirinya semakin kacau. Pikiran2 yang kontradiksi dengan hati dan kemaunya. Kemauanya adalah mengingkan kebebasan. sedangkan hatinya (baik hati) cenderung mudah iba dan ingin menolong orang lain. Namun seiring bertambahnya umur dan ia bertumbuh dewasa. ia menjadi semakin bijak dan kuat. seperti perkataanya di akhir buku ini "Hidup memang brengsek, namun anda harus bertahan"

  • Jennifer Brooks
    2019-04-23 19:02

    Very predictable, and talks about superfluous history

  • Aria Anggana
    2019-05-16 20:54

    Perjuangan Seorang Korban Pelecehan Seksual MelawanTrauma Masa LalunyaJudul : The Lost GirlPengarang : Caroline RobertPenterjemah : Catherine KonggidinataTempat : JakartaPenerbit : PT. Gramedia Pustaka UtamaTahun : 2007Tebal Buku : 324 halamanIsi Buku :Saat Caroline Roberts menerima pekerjaan di CromwellStreet 25, tempat tinggal Fred dan Rose West yangmembawa malapetaka, usianya baru 16 tahun. Saatmenyadari sesuatu yang kejam pada diri pasangan itu,dia segera meninggalkan pekerjaannya, merasa legakarena bisa melepaskan diri dari mereka. Kisahnyaharusnya berakhir di sini.Sebulan kemudian, dia diculik oleh pasangan West danmengalami siksaan seksual yang kasar di tangan merekasebelum diberitahu bahwa dia akan dibunuh dandibukur. Lewat kombinasi keberuntungan danpemikiran cepat—terlepas dari trauma yang dideritanya—Caroline berhasil meloloskan diri.Ulasan Buku :Buku setebal tiga ratus dua puluh empat halaman inibisa dikatakan diari. Mau dibilang apa lagi karenamemang di setiap lembarnya tertulis pengalaman hidupCar, termasuk masa-masa paling kelam dalam hidupnyayang sebagian orang akan menyimpannya rapat-rapatagar tidak ada seorangpun yang tahu bahkan iblissekalipun. Tapi Carolin sebagai penebus rasabersalahnya terhadap para korban pasangan West yangtidak selamat setelah ia berhasil meloloskan diri tapiterlalu takut dan malu untuk menceritakan apa yang iaalami. Apalagi polisi yang bertugas menangani kasusnya—Ibu Car yang akhirnya menagdu ke polisi—tidakmemperlakukannya dengan baik, polisi itu berbuatseolah-olah Car adalah ratu sek dan apa yang dilakukanFred adalah juga inisiatif darinya. Didera rasa takut,malu dan terlebih lagi sakit fisik dan hati yangditerimanya, Car memutuskan menutup perkaratersebut karna tidak ingin datang ke persidangan danpada akhirnya pasangan West hanya dikenakanhukuman denda.Baru setelah dua puluh tahun berlalu, pasangan Westberhasil ditangkap oleh polisi karena ketahuan telahmembunuh anaknya sendiri Heather—yang masih bayisaat diasuh oleh Caroline. Ini lah saatnya bagi Carolineuntuk kembali membuka lembar hidupnya yangberusaha ia hilangkan tapi ternyata selalu membayangsepanjang sisa hidupnya. Caroline ingin pasangan Westdi hukum seberat-beratnya. Caroline membukakembali kasusnya dan membantu polisi mengumpulkanbukti-bukti dengan memberikan keterangan selengkap-lengkapnya. Sebagai saksi hidup, Carolin mengantarpasangan West ke dalam penjara. Itulah caranyameminta maaf kepada korban pasangan West yangterbunuh.Semua kisah ini berawal dari rumah. Kita terkadanglupa, rumah adalah tempat untuk kita kembali darisejauh apapun kita pergi dan selama apapun dan dalamkeadaan apapun. Rumah seharusnya tidak hanyamerupa bangunan yang bisa menampung beberapajumlah orang tapi rumah juga adalah dimana kita bisamendapatkan dukungan, tempat kita untuk tumbuh danberkembang serta tempat untuk meraup kasih sayangsebanyak-banyaknya. Kita tidak sadar, kita bergantungdengan anggota keluarga dengan seribu cara! SayangnyaCaroline tidak memiliki semua itu untuk bersandar,bahkan ia dikecewakan oleh orang-orang terdekatnyatermasuk ayah kandungnya sendiri.Saya tidak dibayar untuk mengatakan ini. Tapi cobalahbaca buku ini dan bayangkan hal ini terjadi pada Anda,pada Anak Anda, pada Sodara Anda, pada orang-orangterdekat Anda, saya yakin Anda akan bergidik ngeri .Maka saya katakan, jangan abaikan orang-orangterdekat Anda, orang-orang yang ada di dalam rumahyang sama dengan Anda. Bekali anak-anak ini perasaannyaman di rumah maka dengan caranya sendiri merekaakan menularkannya dengan teman-temannya di luarsana.# Hidup memang brengsek, tetapi Anda akan bertahan—Caroline Robert(Dengan orang-orang yang mencintai dan mendukungAnda tentunya.)Salam.26 Mei 2011 http://4sayap.wordpress.com/2011/05/2...

  • Kms
    2019-05-03 23:54

    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 an horrific ordeal. Wasn't this young woman scared that they'd come for her again? I know I would have been.She also seemed to find herself in situations where abuse could happen over and over again. When she mentions she went to a married mans house with her friends only later to go into a bedroom with a man she didn't know and lay in bed with him. he ended up assaulting her. Is it just me that thinks that she was silly for even being in a room with a strange man after everything that had happened?I'm not saying she deserved it. She didn't. Nobody deserves what this woman went through but I can't help thinking when I read it that she certainly put herself in risky situations. Why wasn't she more cautious??

  • Barbra
    2019-05-05 22:55

    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.Back Cover Blurb: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 should have ended there.A month later she was abducted by the Wests and suffered violent sexual abuse at their hands before being told that she would be killed and buried. Through a combination of luck and quick thinking, despite the trauma of what had happened, Caroline managed to escape to freedom.

  • Sabrina Rutter
    2019-04-26 18:50

    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 to either involve spiritualism or be about it.

  • nat
    2019-05-05 18:49

    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 bintang saja.

  • Lynsey
    2019-04-28 16:56

    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
    2019-05-21 21:05

    Could not put this book downThis 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
    2019-05-22 22:48

    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
    2019-04-26 22:48

    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
    2019-05-05 19:08

    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
    2019-04-24 21:44

    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
    2019-04-27 17:56

    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.

  • Tracy Bethell
    2019-05-14 15:55

    interesting in parts

  • Jo Fairchild
    2019-05-08 23:50

    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

  • Rachael
    2019-05-07 18:03

    can't sympathise with Caroline as a person, only with her ordeal.

  • Dawn Barton
    2019-05-17 20:06

    Thoroughly enjoyed this book. Would recommend you read, I couldn't put it down.

  • Rizki Situmorang
    2019-05-04 16:00

    Kisah Caroline menyadarkan setiap pembaca untuk tidak gentar menghadapi hidup yang rumit, ribet, pahit, tak enak, dll