SPIKED - The story of a woman drugged with GhB and how she was turned into a criminal. by Sharron Gold

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The author takes you with her on her race for survival through a bizarre world of manipulative conspirators.
Employing the notorious GhB a drug that can virtually turn anyone into a willing slave, combined with the potentially lethal power of hypnosis, gang stalkers on two continents, the latest technology for monitoring and recording all voyeuristic activity, these outwardly "respectable" criminals send her on a journey into a 21st century hell which defies imagination, gravely endangering her physical and mental health and leaving her destitute.
Even while she is still outwardly compliant, she begins to understand that something is very wrong in the way she feels and what is going on around her. How does anyone survive such an ordeal? What are the effects on the victims of mind altering and so called "truth" drugs? How does a woman caught in the net of gang stalkers escape? How does she rebuild her life and start the process of seeking justice against the perpetrators?
Her only weapon is her continuity trained memory. Over the three months she was drugged, she mentally kept track of everything that happened like a continuity girl on her own nightmare. As she battles with the withdrawal from the forced addiction, the hundreds of pages she has mentally written down float around in front of her. In a race against time, she has to pick up the pages, number them and turn them into a book as fast as possible. This is her shocking story.
Robert Priebe - I met the author a few weeks ago at her shop in Hallstatt. My wife was trying on a dress and I picked up one of two copies of Spiked lying on a table. I saw the author's picture and asked if the story was true and if anyone was prosecuted. I am a police chief in California and had investigated sexual assaults involving "date rape" drugs. When the author, Sharron, found out I was in law enforcement she begged me to read and review her book and to give it an honest review. I promised her I would, and I'm glad I did. The story is compelling and kept me involved and anxious to read more, There's my honest assessment but I am equally honest in saying I recommend everyone make effort to read it because the story is more than worth it. I could see this story becoming an excellent movie. For those contemplating this book, do it!
Carla Allgeier
This book  illustrated the randomness of good and bad luck, and that,once targeted, someone who wants to do you harm has a frightening array of possibilities at his or her disposal, and you will be none the wiser until disaster strikes.
This book is a must-read for women who travel alone, to warn them to follow their instincts and to advise them that if a drink bought by a stranger tastes salty, not to drink it. Leave immediately. It's also a good idea to only accept a drink that comes out of an unopened can or uncapped bottle.
Personally, I believe this story to be true. The gut-wrenching terror of Sharron's experience written with such insight and detail lead me to suspect that it's based on her own story.
5.0 out of 5 stars another good read, May 16, 2013
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I just picked this no reason except I am a nurse I think all single people out there I should say women should read this and take heed
5.0 out of 5 stars An extreme case of manipulation...Frightening, May 14, 2013
Karen G. Harrill "kh-nc-quilter" (Greensboro, NC USA)
Unfortunately there are horrible people out there who are willing to get their way at any cost. These are the 'strangers' you warn your children about. Then as the 'stranger' becomes someone who is a friend of a friend...or is always at the coffeehouse at the same time...and they begin to talk they start working their way into your life.
It is also part of our culture to be kind. These people prey upon kindness. Ms. Gold is lucky to be alive

About Sharron Gold

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The British author Sharron Gold, left England following a film she worked on "The Never Ending Story."She was a continuity script supervisor for over twenty years on Major European and international films before leaving the film business and moving to a small Austrian village and World Heritage Site that she discovered while filming "The Tenth Kingdom" an English/American co-production. She opened a boutique selling fashions and ethnic jewellery that she sourced on her travels, having always managed to spend the European winter months mostly in India where she supported Tibetan refugees.Her first novel was written in German, the bestseller Schmetterling and was published by four major German publishing companies.SPIKED her second novel is her attempt to expose the dangers of an ever increasing use of drugs to commit crimes. Reviewers are all asking if the story could be her story. Her only comment is "That is for you to decide."This book is an important warning for everyone.GHB is a typical 'date rape' drug as it is relatively easy to obtain, and it causes a rapid relaxing and disinhibitory effect. Moreover, since it is colourless and odour-free, it is easily added to the potential victim's drink without arousing any suspicion. These characteristics make it easy and less risky to perpetrate the crime. Additionally, GHB frequently causes the victim to be regarded as unreliable in the eyes of law-enforcement authorities because of changes in consciousness, perception, and anterograde amnesia, and at times hallucinations during and following the act.Since GHB is difficult to identify in the urine as it is quickly eliminated from the body, it is rarely collected as evidence of the crime. This drug is not routinely checked for in urine toxicology screening kits and is therefore likely to be missed at the emergency room. Doctors and other professionals working with sexual assault victims should be aware of the possibility of GHB intoxication, more often than not, of an unknowing victim.The drug is not only a date-rape drug but as a hypnotic drug it renders the victim incapable of doing anything other than comply. This is her story.
Published July 10, 2014 278 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Crime. Fiction

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