SPIKED was Finalist on The official list of the CLUE Awards that recognize emerging new talent and outstanding works in the genre of Thriller, Suspense and Mystery.
The author shares her shocking account of how her life was destroyed overnight after her drink was spiked with GhB – a drug that can virtually turn anyone into a willing slave, combined with the potentially lethal power of hypnosis, gang stalkers on two continents, the latest technology for monitoring and recording all voyeuristic activity, outwardly “respectable” criminals send her on a journey into a 21st century hell which defies imagination, gravely endangering her physical and mental health and leaving her destitute.
Even while she is still outwardly compliant, she begins to understand that something is very wrong in the way she feels and what is going on around her. How does anyone survive such an ordeal? What are the effects on the victims of mind altering and so called “truth” drugs? How does a woman caught in the net of gang stalkers escape? How does she rebuild her life and start the process of seeking justice against the perpetrators?
Her only weapon is her continuity trained memory. Over the three months she was drugged, she mentally kept track of everything that happened like a continuity girl on her own nightmare. As she battles with the withdrawal from the forced addiction, the hundreds of pages she has mentally written down float around in front of her. In a race against time, she has to pick up the pages, number them and turn them into a book as fast as possible. This is her shocking story.
Robert Priebe – I met the author a few weeks ago at her shop in Hallstatt. My wife was trying on a dress and I picked up one of two copies of Spiked lying on a table. I saw the author’s picture and asked if the story was true and if anyone was prosecuted. I am a police chief in California and had investigated sexual assaults involving “date rape” drugs. When the author, Sharron, found out I was in law enforcement she begged me to read and review her book and to give it an honest review. I promised her I would, and I’m glad I did. The story is compelling and kept me involved and anxious to read more, There’s my honest assessment but I am equally honest in saying I recommend everyone make effort to read it because the story is more than worth it. I could see this story becoming an excellent movie. For those contemplating this book, do it!
This book illustrated the randomness of good and bad luck, and that, once targeted, someone who wants to do you harm has a frightening array of possibilities at his or her disposal, and you will be none the wiser until disaster strikes.
This book is a must-read for women who travel alone, to warn them to follow their instincts and to advise them that if a drink bought by a stranger tastes salty, not to drink it. Leave immediately. It’s also a good idea to only accept a drink that comes out of an unopened can or uncapped bottle.
The gut-wrenching terror of Sharron’s experience written with such insight..
5.0 out of 5 stars another good read, May 16, 2013
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I just picked this no reason except I am a nurse I think all single people out there I should say women should read this and take heed
5.0 out of 5 stars An extreme case of manipulation…Frightening, May 14, 2013
Karen G. Harrill “kh-nc-quilter” (Greensboro, NC USA)
Unfortunately there are horrible people out there who are willing to get their way at any cost. These are the ‘strangers’ you warn your children about. Then as the ‘stranger’ becomes someone who is a friend of a friend…or is always at the coffeehouse at the same time…and they begin to talk they start working their way into your life.
It is also part of our culture to be kind. These people prey upon kindness. Ms. Gold is lucky to be alive.
Targeted Age Group:: 13 +
About the Author:
All I will drink is water directly from the tap.
All I eat is food that I’ve bought myself, prepared myself and am absolutely certain, has not left my sight.
I find myself constantly checking the doors, the windows. I plan routes of escape, just in case.
I sleep with a razor sharp knife under my pillow, a knife I won’t hesitate a second to use.
Things that I previously did naturally without thought—going for a hike, entering a supermarket, walking down the street —I now do distractedly, scanning the area, looking for someone who doesn’t fit in, or who fits in a little too well.
I discover instincts I never knew I had, instincts I’ve never needed before.
I have flashes, like snapshots, triggered off by a smell, a song on the radio, or just a single word. The sordid flashes are small pieces of a puzzle that are slowly coming together.
Each flash and memory is an experience I am forced to relive once again when all I really want is to forget, put the nightmare behind me.
It had shocked me when I caught a glimpse of my reflection in the mirror. My face drawn and haggard from all the weight I’ve lost.
My eyes full of terror, like a fox still alive, but caught in a snare. I’m terrified and the more I unravel, the more afraid I become, aware of the danger I’d been in. The danger I am still in.
The bastards have done this before, and got away with it; they did it to me and will do it again. But I won’t just sit back and let them this time.
The sting had been meticulously masterminded. They’d pulled it off flawlessly. Everything, right down to the very last detail had gone according to plan. That is everything but the pink bag, the bag that saved my life. I’m lucky, to have survived it. I only hope that my luck holds out long enough for me to tell you my story.
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