• In Plain Sight: A True Story of Kidnapping and Rape

  • By: Anna D Stoddard
  • Narrated by: Laura Lockwood
  • Length: 3 hrs and 44 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (380 ratings)

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In Plain Sight: A True Story of Kidnapping and Rape

By: Anna D Stoddard
Narrated by: Laura Lockwood
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Publisher's Summary

Held against her will and raped by her 38-year-old boss, 19-year-old Anna tries to make sense of her unbelievable situation. How did an innocent friendship with her boss turn into weeks of forced sex and the inability to leave her oppressor's side? Furthermore, what happens when weeks of rape result in a pregnancy?

This true-life novel depicts a graphic and raw recounting of the unimaginable horrors of the Summer of 2010.

©2020 Anna-Marie Stoddard (P)2021 Anna-Marie Stoddard

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Moving true story

Extremely well written.

Great narration. What strength to come out of this whole.
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Thank you for sharing your story

As a survivor of SA myself I felt this to my core. You are so strong for sharing your story with the world.

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Not a story of kidnapping

I wanted to be on her side but she was not a victim. She was a woman who made poor decisions.

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Heartbreaking true story

I found this story through the authors TikTok and knew I needed her whole story. Its so well written. I cried and screamed for her pain.

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Heart wrenching

This is a heart wrenching story of pain, strength and healing. There were times I would plead with Anna to ask for help as if I were there, my heart ached for her as I thought about how easily young women can find themselves in this situation and how much strength she had to get through it. Very well written and narration! It’s a hard listen at time emotionally, but so worth it! A great reminder of why we should all pay extra attention to our loved ones actions and really listen, you never know who you may help get free from abuse! Thank you for sharing your story Anna and May the rest of your days be immensely blessed!

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Wow

This was a hard story to hear and I can't imagine how hard it was for Ms. Stoddard to tell. My heart goes out to her and her family with the difficulties with the adoption.

This story is a classic example of law enforcement not doing their job when it comes to sexual assault. LEO only wants to act if it is the perfect rape. They come up with all sorts of excuses for rapists and leave victims to question if what happened to them "counts." Talk about secondary trauma. I am impressed with Ms. Stoddard and I am proud of how she refused to let other people's doubts minimize what happened to her.

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Tik tok find

I found this story through tik tok initially, my heart broke for this woman. About a month later I saw a commercial for this book and had to read it. This woman’s strength is immeasurable and her story telling is incredible.

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Amazing story

I saw her on TikTok and had to get the book and listen . The readers voice was so soothing and perfect for the story . So many time I found my self holding back tears and being angry with what was happing in the book. So worth the read/ listen the we need to help put an end to just bc she did not say no does not mean it was not rape

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kind of a sad story

everyone has mistakes, I'm glad she overcame hers. I think we should be able to make the most out of everything. good job

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So Good!

After reading the reviews I had to get this and it did not disappoint. Such a sad but courageous story. Just imagining what she went through broke my heart, but to see her stand strong and not let this horrific time defeat her was heartwarming. The narrator did an amazing job. Definitely worth the read.

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  • 10-10-22

More than I was expecting

I couldn't stop listening. This book is so very well written and narrated that I was gasping and shivering

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  • Emi
  • 02-21-22

Good book

Sad but so true of many abused women and a lack of justice. Was well written you see how she ended up stuck. Yu feel the frustration and pain

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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-14-22

injustice.

Very well written. I could feel the helplessness of the victim. The arrogance and complacency of the perpatrator. such a shame he went free to continue.

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  • Wolly wombat
  • 11-15-21

Could barely stop

Absolutely shocking!! Came across her TikTok and had to pre order as soon as released I had to start listening and couldn’t stop. Definitely a must!!

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  • Emma Stevens
  • 09-16-21

Amazing

Truly gripping!!! Shocking!! Could not stop reading!! Loved the honesty!!
Harrowing story told with such poise.

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  • jane
  • 08-12-21

Brilliantly wrote

Anna first I want to say how sorry I am that you had to go through all this stuff!
I’m sorry you didn’t get justice but remember God pays back without money and he will get what’s owed to him!
You are incredibly strong and brave for telling your story I sincerely hope you have the best life because you deserve it! Xx

P.s big fan of yours on TikTok (fuzzywuzzywasawoman)

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  • Emma Sayed
  • 08-07-21

Great read

Really enjoyed listening to this book. It was some what frightening having two girls myself and the attitude of other men including the police . Enjoy reading her journey I would highly recommend.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 08-05-21

gripping story 5*****

loved this book. anna you have came through so much just to he a stronger person.

listened to this book all in one go. story was gripping

narrator was fantastic.

5*****

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  • bianca dye
  • 08-04-21

Unsettling

As I live in the uk I don’t know the full laws of each state , I have heard of the stature of limitations, you were so young and at his age he knew how to manipulate you and put fear in to you , I wish I’d have been your mum to help guide you through life and be there to hold you , I hope you and your family love a long healthy life and raise enough to fight that animal to have his rights taken away, I believe he fought it as another way of controlling you , fingers crossed for you

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 07-30-21

Wonderfully Written

I follow Anna on her TikTok which is why I bought her book. I knew part of her story from the videos, but hearing exactly what happened to her in this was something else. I think this book is important to read. It shows kidnapping isn't always being thrown into a van and kept in a basement. It shows that rape absolutely is being unable to say no out of fear, and coercion is rape and needs to be treated as such. Sometimes someone can be trapped and unable to leave without being physically tied up or locked away, and people need to recognise this as being valid and serious and criminal. I wish the best for Anna and her family.

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  • Yogi
  • 10-07-22

touching story

An extremely sad story of a girl who just needed help. I'm so sorry the author went through this.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-30-21

LOVED IT!

Listened in one stint. Couldn't stop. I'm so sorry you went through this! I have no words for that "man". I'm so grateful that you got away. And thank you for sharing you're story with the world! Let's us know we are not alone and we can overcome trauma. Thank you Anna.