Three children. Three lives crushed. Maya: Abducted at just five years old, she imagines a life playing outside in the sunshine. Preeti: The kidnapped young daughter of senior journalist Kaian Achari, is unaware a reward has been offered for her safe return. Mano: Abandoned on the streets by those he trusted the most, the young boy is lured to the Middle East with the promise of a better life.
Rachel Ivan was born in London and her teenage years were spent in South India, at her grandmother's sprawling house opposite a scenic lake in Bangalore. An avid movie buff, Rachel also has a passion for travel and her dream has always been to spend time on a pristine sandy beach in the Maldives, something she hopes to fulfill one day.
She works in the UK Civil Service and lives in a leafy South London suburb with her family.