In Baby X we learned how Harry Keeble and his colleagues in Hackney's Child Protection Unit rescued dozens of kids from unimaginable squalor, faced lynch mobs and undertook the impossible job of interviewing paedophiles. Now, in Little Victim, the reader is given a unique police- and victim-based account of many incredible tales of survival as Harry contends with many new cases, including the runaway fourteen-year-old brother and sister sleeping together as boyfriend and girlfriend, the rape of a three-year-old boy, the runaway child found on the Internet being abused, and an innocent granddad facing the wrath of his neighbours when his granddaughter makes false accusations. Little Victim provides a unique insight into child abuse in the UK, shedding light on some infamous cases as well as telling the very personal stories of those stories that didn't make it into the media – including an illegal council flat crèche, accusations of abuse in the travelling community, endurance punishments and the immigrants who fled war only to find themselves victims of abuse in the UK. As Harry continues his battle to bring Britain's child abusers to justice, he discovers that there is still plenty for him to learn. No matter how often he sees the effects of abuse, its impact never weakens and once again, Harry finds himself pushed right to the edge as he confronts the dark side of humanity.
Kris Hollington is a bestselling non-fiction author and ghost-writer of twenty books, several of which have been adapted for TV documentaries and dramas.
The Interceptor: The Inside Story of the UK’s Elite Drug Squad, written with former Customs operative Cameron Addicott (Michael Joseph, July 2010) was adapted into an eight-part BBC1 prime-time drama series of the same name and broadcast in the summer of 2015.
Other books by Kris include Hurting Too Much: Shocking Stories From the Frontline of Child Protection, with Detective Sergeant Harry Keeble, (S&S, Feb 2012), a bestsellin...
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