This book moves misery memoir up a notch with an extra twist There was blanket press coverage when Robert Freegard was convicted in June 2005, but this is the first time his longest-suffering victim has told her story Freegard has won his appeal and is scheduled to be released later this year - an event which is bound to attract media attention A powerful combination of Sarah's tragic story but also a fascinating study of Robert Freegard's methods of brainwashing and his deconstruction of personalities and identities
Over a ten-year period from 1993 Sarah Smith was brainwashed, starved and defrauded by Robert Freegard. She gave evidence against him at his trial and he was convicted on numerous charges. Sarah continues to rebuild her life. Kate Snell is an award winning film director and author. She has previously written a bestselling biography of Princess Diana, and directed numerous documentaries for the BBC, Channel 4, Five, National Geographic and Discovery. Based in London she manages her own independent television company, which recently produced 'The Spy Who Stole My Life'. The film won an Hors Concours at the 2006 Banff World Television Awards, and her extraordinary access to this story based on the testimony of key witnesses forms the subject of her latest book, 'Deceived'. Kate Snell is a writer and film maker, who has written a bestselling biography of Prinicess Diana and directed award-winning documentaries. She manages her own independent television company.