Helpless

By Barbara Gowdy, abridged for radio by Lauris Morgan-Griffiths.

Read by Kathryn Akin.

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01*20080526

By Barbara Gowdy, abridged for radio by Lauris Morgan-Griffiths.

Read by Kathryn Akin.Celia Fox and her stunningly pretty young daughter Rachel are living in amicable poverty in a smart suburb of Toronto.

What they don't know is that Rachel is being stalked, and that both their lives are about to change dramatically.

02*20080527

Celia and her nine-year-old daughter Rachel are unaware of Ron's dangerous obsession with the young girl.

03*20080528

Ron's obsession with nine-year-old Rachel is growing.

04*20080529

During the chaos of a city-wide power cut, Ron has abducted nine-year-old Rachel and installed her in his basement.

05*20080530

The police start to look for Rachel.

06*20080602

Nine-year-old Rachel, held in a basement by her abductor Ron, tries to reach the outside world through his girlfriend Nancy.

0720080603

Both Ron and Nancy are struggling to cope with the reality of what they have done.

08*20080604

Nancy starts to face the facts about Ron.

09*20080605

Ron finally has some time alone with Rachel.

10 LAST*20080606

Rachel's detainment ends in a dramatic crisis.