Book review: Survivors, by Maggie Oliver

I just finished an amazing book. It was a long book, over 10.5 hours in audio. But it is so worth it, I highly recommend it to everyone!
the book is called survivors, and is written by maggie oliver.
It is the story of the child abuse scandal in rochdale in manchester in the UK, this was a huge case, it was where white girls were being groomed and sexually abused and exploited by pacastani and asian men, the men were grooming the girls first, and then abusing them.
Maggie was a detective working on the case. The story centres mainly around one family who went through the abuse, it centres on a mother and her two girls, and the majority of the book is about them.
but during the story, maggie also talks about her own life, her life story is intertwined within the book also. She openly talks about losing her husband to bowel cancer, about losing her grandaughter, and about her grief.
She also talks about her training to become a police officer, and about the different jobs she worked on while she was a police officer.
And, she doesnt shy away from the bad side of being a police officer either. She talks about how she was bullied when she first started, and then as the rochdale case was going on, she talks about how she found things done during the case to be wrong, she had a lot of misgivings about how it was being handled. But nobody would listen to her. No one in the police was taking her seriously.
At the end of the book she talks about her time on celebrity big brother, and about the tv show that was made depicting the rochdale case.
Its a fascinating story, and once you start it, you’ll be hooked, just like I was.
The book is definitely a page turner!
Its available on audible, on kindle, and in paperback.
I give the book 5 stars!

A shocking story!

I am in complete shock! Something terrible happened a few days ago in Dublin, in ireland! A bag was found by a young boy with body parts in it! Body parts! What is this world coming to!

They’re saying it was down to gangland activity, the body parts belonged to a 17 year old boy. He was murdered and then his body dismembers and tossed on the side of the road! How absolutely tragic!

This world is an awful place. I cant fathom how people could just do that and then go on with their day just as if
nothing happened! Its ludacris!

Its all over our news. There is a big guarda investigation. I hope they’ll catch whoever did this. They’re saying it was down to the teenager oweing drug money. But OMG! Its just terrible that his life was cut short in this awful way!

https://wordofthedaychallenge.wordpress.com/2020/01/15/complete/

#Justjojan prompt for Jan. 6th

Your prompt for JusJoJan January 6th, 2020, is possibility. Use the word possibility any way youd like. Have fun!

******
the possibility
of my anxiety
going away
its not happening
not tonight
but I have hope
hope in my heart
that I’ll be able
to sleep
relax, breathe
with my dog by my side
snuggling into his soft fur
the anxiety disapates
and slowly, carefully
I allow myself
to think about
the possibility
of becoming calm
once again
Calm enough
That my heart rate goes down
My mind slows
And I might
ust might
be able to sleep

http://lindaghill.com/2020/01/06/daily-prompt-jusjojan-the-6th-2020/

Snuggling with the pup!

Nestled beside him
His soft nose against my face
His beautiful soft fur
Making me feel safe
I hug him tightly
Bury my face in his fur
Breathe in his scent
Oh how I love him
He makes me complete
His waggling tail
Soft doggy kisses
Fluffy coat
He’s my hero
In every sense of the word