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Left For Dead : A True Story of Resilience and Courage - Sue Williams

Left For Dead

A True Story of Resilience and Courage

Audio CD

Published: 1st September 2013
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Samantha Barlow, policewoman and mother of two young children, was brutally attacked with a brick on her way to work at Kings Cross Police Station and left for dead. Her injuries were horrendous, and she came close to death. She went through twenty-two months of rehab, for both physical and head-trauma injuries, and finally triumphantly returned to work. Her attacker was eventually caught after an extensive manhunt.

Samantha's husband Laurence, an inspector, documented their journey. The book is partly an insider's view of policing in inner-city Sydney (see Esther Mackay's Crime Scene) and partly a story of inspirational recovery (see Paul de Gelder's No Time for Fear). The couple speak of their ordeal and survival, and the personal price they've paid to be in the police force. Samantha was medically discharged from the force, no longer able to make the sustained physical effort to do her job. Laurence has been diagnosed as suffering from PTSD.



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Truth can be more harrowing than fiction


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  • Deserves Multiple Readings
  • Easy To Read
  • Informative
  • Page-Turner
  • Well Written


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    This is an important, real life drama; an inspirational story of one woman's determination to recover from life threatening injuries sustained at the hands of a drug addict.

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    ISBN: 9781486201006
    ISBN-10: 1486201008
    Audience: General
    Format: Audio CD
    Language: English
    Published: 1st September 2013
    Publisher: Bolinda Publishing
    Country of Publication: AU
    Dimensions (cm): 13.4 x 14.6
    Weight (kg): 0.21
    Edition Type: Unabridged