She was then helped after she befriended two Belfast men unidentified in the book who, although initially interested in getting involved in the sex trade business, eventually took her under their wing. The new legislation in the North which criminalises purchasing sex aims to mirror the so-called Swedish model. During the search three females were also arrested for keeping a brothel. They got to know her over a period of time and told her that if she ever needed help or support that they would help offer her protection. Those in support of the bill had speculated that the new legislation in Northern Ireland could lead to a boom in the sex trade south of the border. The more she fought and insulted her 'customers', the more they demanded to be with her, leading her pimps to refer to her as "the money-maker". In fact, all the trafficked girls are controlled by hunger, as much as they were by the constant beatings. Using, where possible, Anna's own words and delivery, Slave takes the reader through Anna's abduction and being taken to a brothel in Galway, from where she and other girls were then moved around Ireland, eventually ending up in Belfast where they were advertised online. The only real parental love she knew as a child was from her maternal grandmother, who was a singer under the communist regime. Enjoy reading the Irish News? During a search of a brothel last month police arrested a man for paying for sexual services. But she told me that every time I left her, her world just collapsed around her and she needed to build herself up again to go through it again to pour her heart out. Written by Belfast journalist and author Jason Johnson, Slave tells of Anna's ordeal and of how her bravery and persistence led to changes in how the police and the justice system deal with sex trafficking in Northern Ireland. I knew that I had to tell this woman's incredible story.