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A harrowing memoir about how one girl's beautiful face and spirit was destroyed after being the victim of vicious rape and acid attack

I could hear someone screaming and screaming and kept wishing they'd be quiet. Then I realised it was me.' When Katie Piper was 24 life was near perfect. Young and beautiful, she had a blossoming career as a glamorous model and TV presenter. It was a dream come true. But then she fell for 32-year-old Daniel Lynch, a man she met through Facebook, and within weeks her world turned into the most sickening nightmare imaginable. After being held captive for eight hellish hours and brutally raped by her new boyfriend, Katie was subjected to a vicious acid attack. Within seconds of the cup of sulphuric acid being thrown into her face, this bright and bubbly girl could feel her looks and the life she loved melting away in an instant. This is the harrowing true story of how one girl had her mind, body and spirit cruelly snatched from her and how she bravely fought to get them back. ** Please be advised the following video contains graphic images. Viewer discretion is advised.

Reviews

Read Beautiful and you will be angered, moved and inspired. Above all, you will be in awe of Katie Piper.

Sunday Express

[Katie Piper} relives her story, movingly showing us that beauty really is more than skin deep.

Woman

heart-wrenching... truly inspiring...

Glamour

Katie's account of her experiences is unflinching, but marked with a deeply impressive dignity and courage.

Daily Mail

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  • Paperback

    9780091940768

    March 1, 2011

    Ebury Press

    320 pages

    RRP $22.99

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  • EBook

    9781446406076

    March 1, 2011

    Ebury Digital

    320 pages

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