From the age of four, Duncan carried a terrible secret -- his father was molesting him. Raised in a household where secrets and sick rituals were part of daily life, Duncan was manipulated, bullied and raped from the age of four for over a decade. This is his story. Desperate to escape his father's tyranny, he tried to kill himself with an overdose. After a six-year battle with drink and drugs, which saw him living in squalor and arrested for possessing drugs, Duncan finally began to turn his life around. Courageously he took his father to court where justice was finally done. Now happily married and with his father paying the price for his abuse, this is a devastating but compelling account of a boy who triumphed over evil.
Duncan Fairhurst is very happily married and recently moved back to London after spending several years teaching English in Hiroshima, Japan. He has decided to speak out to give others courage and to raise awareness of child abuse.