This moving memoir tells the story of how a young woman descended into the world of prostitution and drug abuse, yet found the strength to rebuild her life. Rhea Coombs s father is a convicted murderer and she grew up with a hippy mother who constantly moved house and lived in a succession of squats and communes before settling in Bristol. It was in Bristol that Rhea had her first introduction to drugs, pimps and prostitution. Pregnant at sixteen, she escaped to London and mixed with gangsters in seedy Soho nightclubs, eventually becoming addicted to crack and heroin and running a crack house. Rhea was forced to give up her children, but she never stopped loving them and through her strength and courage was finally able to escape for the world of drugs and prostitution, and regain custody of her children. This is her remarkable story.
Rhea Coombs has stopped using drugs and selling sex and now works for a church-based charity in London that helps disadvantaged people, including women involved in prostitution. Now 32, her son is 15, and her daughter is 8 years old. Diane Taylor is author of the bestselling Catch Me Before I Fall, with Rosie Childs.