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Samantha Barlow

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Samantha Barlow, bright, bubbly and eager to help others, decided at the age of ten that she wanted nothing more than to be a police officer. The youngest new recruit in her year, she raced through the ranks and was tipped to be headed right to the top as one of the country's first female police commissioners. She won a host of medals for her courage and commitment as she battled to recover from a vicious attack in Sydney's notorious Kings Cross, from which she was left for dead.

Samantha and Laurence Barlow live in Sydney and have three young children.

Books by Samantha Barlow

Left for Dead

Samantha could have been any woman - her attacker was a junkie after money. Her story touched people everywhere: her resilience, her indomitable spirit and her triumphant return to work after 22 months of rehab is an inspiration to all Australians.

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Left for Dead: A True Story of Resilience and Courage

A gritty policing story with triumph over adversity at its heart – the true story of a female cop who was bashed on her way to work and her incredible recovery.

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