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“A true masterpiece”
Amazon reader review
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Top 11 national bestseller

The shocking true story of one of the worst domestic violence cases ever seen in the UK


Ghostwritten by Kate Moore for Mandy Thomas

“He would say to me, ‘You can’t stop me – no one can!’ There was no let-up from his evil. I knew he would never stop, so I just had to do what I could to survive."

Mandy Thomas was just 18 when she met the man who would change her life forever. She was soon under his spell – and then her real nightmare began. Mandy found herself part of a cruel and violent relationship that she couldn’t escape. Until one day he went too far…

You Can’t Run is Mandy’s searingly honest and moving true story.


“Utterly heartbreaking... I could not put this book down, or stop my tears from falling. This book is a true masterpiece... One of the most heartbreaking and emotional, yet uplifting books that I have read in a very, very long time.”

- Amazon reader review 



“This is one of the most brutally honest and harrowing autobiographies I’ve read to date. I commend Mandy Thomas for telling it how it is, and for not adhering to the usual expectations of publishers for the author to tone down their voice. Domestic abuse is real, it’s nasty and involves many forms of abuse – not just physical. I am grateful to Mandy for standing up and loudly speaking out in an often silent, invisible crowd... If you have ever been in an abusive relationship or are still in one – you need to read this book. If you have a wife, mother, daughter or best friend – you too need to read this book.”

- Bristol Book Blogger


“Definitely one of the most moving true stories I have ever encountered. It’s an utterly shocking story... An unputdownable, anger-provoking and life-changing read.”

- Amazon reader review



“The best book I have ever read – so heartwarming, so deep, so real.”

- Amazon reader review



“Couldn’t put the book down. The best real life story I’ve ever read.”

- Amazon reader review


“This book should be recommended to colleges and universities for students of professional courses where one day they are responsible for looking out for the welfare of vulnerable people and society in general. The detail and description within this book is upsetting and shocking. And so it should be! And just as bad the account of injustice which still exists today. With the way our laws and police procedures protect the criminal and their ‘rights’ it’s so appalling how the ‘victims’ which include innocent precious children have been badly let down. This book is chilling and scarier than any fictional horror. It’s also inspirational and very important for raising awareness of issues like domestic violence. Have your tissues to hand, especially if you are a parent.”

- Amazon reader review 

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