Mary Manning

Nobody Will Believe You

Nobody Will Believe You

A Story of Unbreakable Courage


'Over and over again he warned me he’d kill me if I told anyone. I was completely isolated.
He made sure of that.’

Mary was a shy ten-year-old when her new dad, Sean, came into her life. From the very beginning he seemed to pay her special attention - praise for good behaviour, compliments about her clothes, help with school work. Mary trusted him. Then he started touching her. When she was twelve, he raped her.

Sean continued to abuse Mary for twenty years and fathered five of her children. But then, finally, after years of abuse, Mary found the courage to escape him for good – and reclaim her life.

Nobody Will Believe You is Mary’s personal and very brave story.