Rita Nightingale's wealthy boyfriend put her on a plane to meet him for a romantic holiday. When her luggage was searched at a stop-over in Bangkok, heroin was found. Rita received a sentence of 20 years imprisonment. This is the story of a young woman's experience of a Thai jail, facing years of deprivation and separation from her family. Rita was bitter and angry at her unjust treatment. It was only when she discovered a relationship with the God who made her and loved her that life became not only bearable but full of joy and hope. Rita received a royal pardon after three years in jail and returned to England where she became involved in the work of Prison Christian Fellowship. The second half of the book continues the story as Rita finds her ministry to others,
Rita Nightingale is married with two children and works with the Prison Christian Fellowship in England.