Five years ago I wrote a book called Stolen Girl.
A year later, in January 2013, it was published. The book created a backlash because it was one of the first to be written about the abuse of a white girl by an Asian (mainly Pakistani) grooming gang. I’d been approached to write it by a London publisher.
Then aged 19, Katie (not her real name) had real issues with trust. She’d already tried to work with two other writers before I met her, but they’d stepped down because she could barely speak about what had happened to her.