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Penguin presents the audiobook edition of Trust Me by Lesley Pearse, read by Sally Scott. 

She lost her parents and then was sent far, far away....

When their father tragically kills their mother, Dulcie and her sister are sent to an orphanage. Told that a 'better life' awaits them in another country, they are shipped off to Australia.

But the promises made to the sisters turn out to be lies.

And it seems to Dulcie that everyone who ever said 'trust me' somehow betrayed that trust. So when she meets Ross, another orphanage survivor, and finds he is a kindred spirit, hope swells in her heart.

But can she ever get over the past betrayals and learn to trust again? And can she fight not only for herself but also for her sister?

©2001 Lesley Pearse (P)2018 Penguin Books Ltd

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A must read. Everyone should know the truth...

Everyone should know the truth about these orphans and they Hell they endured. This book covers a lifetime. Very poignant and well narrated.

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Outstanding.

A spellbinding story, a must listen to, well read, a truly heartbreaking story. I didn’t want it to end.

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Wow

Talk about twists and turns, a very powerful book. I couldn’t put it down till I was finished

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One of the best books I’ve ever read.

Do not pass this one by......
I love everything I’ve read by the author but this one is by far the best so far.
I listened to Trust Me on audible and could not stop listening, I had it on wireless buds all over the house and out walking the dogs!
Based on true events of British and Australian children being abused in Catholic run orphanages, this book is beautifully written and literally held my attention throughout. Highly recommended, very thought provoking and sad but excellent.

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Expertly portrayed the victims of orphanages

This was an extremely interesting and distressing story to read. I had no idea of the severity experienced by these children. Although fiction based on true facts Lesley Pearse has brought their plight to many.

A must read for any caring person including the epilogue and post word.

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Harrowing

This book is a necessary read. Although it is a story shown through fictional characters it must never be forgotten that it has a factual basis.

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Heartbreaking stories, superlative narration.

Whoa! What a story! Beautifully told, heart wrenching story that needed to be told. Based in truth this tale is beautiful and enhanced by the wonderful narration-all accents nailed and the whole script read beautifully. Highly recommended.

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Wow! What a story.....

I love the detail in this authors books, she really gives you a character that you want to route for, this story was captivating from the word go and one that didn’t leave me even when I had to stop listening, I would highly recommend even though you will find it disturbing and heartbreaking in places, it’s well worth enduring that to see it through

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Trust Me

I was very shocked at times the subject mater was very vividly written
And shockingly descriptive . The story was wonderfully written and a real eye opener.l knew that these things happened and felt l was reading a true story
Well done Lesley Pearse

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loved it

Couldn't stop listening to this book. Heartbreaking and harrowing at times. Left me in tears

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  • 01-12-20

Unputownable!!!

Whilst it was a difficult book to digest, as a lot of it resonated with me, I cannot thank the writer enough for telling the story.

Not only explaining the intracies of an abused child's psyce but also the nightmares & flash backs that follows you to what others perceive as a succesful adulthood.

Thank you for writing a beautiful book about a horrid "negative" subject. My heart goes out to all survivors of abuse.

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  • Tammy
  • 28-12-18

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This has been a very heartbreaking experience and a strong statement that has to be told. ❣Beautifully written. Thank you. 📚