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  • Published: 15 January 2010
  • ISBN: 9780091928629
  • Imprint: Ebury Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 320
  • RRP: $29.99

Bad Things in the Night



A highly moving and compulsive memoir of a child's suffering at the hands of her abusive step-father, within an enclosed and secretive Jehovah's Witness community

A young girl at the mercy of her abusive stepfather and the religious community that protects him - Bad Things in the Night is a moving true story of pain and triumph.

As a child Beth was imprisoned within a Jehovah's Witness family, kept away from her mother, forbidden from wearing a school skirt above her knees by day, abused by her stepfather at night. Years later, when she summons the courage to report her stepfather to the police for the first time, she is forced to relieve her childhood torment.

Will Beth's fight for justice be worth the suffering reawakened?

  • Published: 15 January 2010
  • ISBN: 9780091928629
  • Imprint: Ebury Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 320
  • RRP: $29.99

About the author

Beth Ellis

Beth Ellis was born in 1979. Her first remembered ambition was to be a writer. As she grew, her ambition became buried beneath her struggle to survive the horrific events in her life. She studied Law at university and graduated with success in 2005. This strengthened her resolve to realise her early ambition. But first she had to face writing the one book she dreaded writing - Bad Things in the Night. She hopes that now she will be free to pursue her writing career.

Praise for Bad Things in the Night

Not only a courageous woman who has been through hell, but also a brilliant writing talent

David Leigh, Guardian

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