Buried Memories: My Story: Updated Edition

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Beaufort Books #ad - She shares how this experience and the recent death of her kidnapper, John Esposito, has affected her life. Katie has now come forward to tell the story that created a national media storm as reporters uncovered the truth about her pre-kidnapping life of neglect and sexual abuse and the details of her rescue.

Despite the horrible reality of katie's days of being chained in darkness, in fact, the kidnapping was, the climactic end of a tragic childhood and the beginning of a new life. Katie breaks her silence and reveals her inspiring healing process to the journalist who covered the story of the disappearance more than twenty years ago.

Buried Memories: My Story: Updated Edition #ad - Buried memories is the only source that includes the complete details of her traumatic childhood, a first-hand account of how Katie felt after Esposito's death in 2013, transcriptions of recordings from Esposito, and Katie's hopeful view of the future as she looks back into her dark past.  . Updated: new chapters from katiein 1992, nine-year-old Katie Beers was kidnapped by a family friend and locked in an underground box for 17 days.

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The Girl in the Leaves Berkley True Crime

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Berkley #ad - His tale of evil would make sarah’s survival and rescue all the more astonishing—a compelling tribute to a young girl’s resilience and courage and to her fierce determination to reclaim her life in the wake of unimaginable wickedness. But there was no trace of the others. The story of one of the most bizarre mass murders ever recorded.

And the girl who escaped with her life. Investigators began scouring the area, yet despite an extensive search, no signs of the missing people were discovered. In the fall of 2010, four people disappeared without a trace: stephanie Sprang; her friend, Ohio, Tina Maynard; and Tina’s two children, in the all-American town of Apple Valley, thirteen-year-old Sarah and eleven-year-old Kody.

The Girl in the Leaves Berkley True Crime #ad - On the fourth day of the search, evidence trickled in about neighborhood “weirdo” Matthew Hoffman. A police swat team raided his home and found an extremely disturbing sight: every square inch of the place was filled with leaves and a terrified Sarah Maynard was bound up in the middle of it like some sort of perverted autumn tableau.

Then came hoffman’s confession to an unspeakable crime that went beyond murder and defied all reason.

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Beyond All Evil: Two monsters, two mothers, a love that will last forever

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HarperElement #ad - Together, they are stronger. This is the story of their parallel journeys: of the dreadful days before, during, and after the murders of their children. On the same day, a few miles apart, their estranged husbands slaughtered their children. Tragedy is all that binds them; they were destined to come together as ‘sisters’, united by pain, grief and a sense of loss so immense that it would drive both to the brink of madness.

June’s life with rab thomson had been a dark and turbulent existence, characterised by mental torture, physical violence and rape. The murders were not driven by rage, or committed in moments of madness. It is not a story for the faint hearted, for in the end, but it is a story that must be told, it is a testament to the human spirit.

Beyond All Evil: Two monsters, two mothers, a love that will last forever #ad - Giselle’s relationship with Ashok Kalyanjee had been a strange and distant affair, of lives spent apart before, during and after marriage. But both relationships had produced two beautiful children, and the women believed that their misery was in the past. Their lives may have been torn apart, but they have each other.

They were planned, and carried out with chilling precision, to inflict the worst pain imaginable. June and Giselle did not know each other. On that fateful saturday in may 2008, neither could have conceived that the men they had once loved would do anything to harm their children. Told in their own words, and guilt, with searing honesty of their pain, friendship, it is a story of endurance, and survival against the odds.

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Perfect Victim

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William Morrow #ad - Too bizarre to be anythin g but true, it is a tale of riveting intensity and gripping courtroom drama. Called the "sex slave, this is the story behind colleen Stan's terrifying, " and "the girl in the box" case, seven-year-long imprisonment by Cameron Hooker as told by the district attorney who tried the case.

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Overcoming Child Abuse - The Fifth Sister: From Victim to Victor

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Laura Landgraf #ad - Readers who have experienced incest will find their anguish validated by this book. But when she discovered that her father was still an incestuous abuser, she knew she had to face her past to protect her children. In this compelling, readers will experience the crushing impact of psychological, the burning desire to transcend the family script, sexual, and artfully told story, intimate, physical, and spiritual abuse, and the gritty determination to succeed.

But above all,  the Fifth Sister is a story of hope. With that evidence and the help of the Adam Walsh Center, at last, she was able, to legally protect her children. From oregon to the wild beauty of africa’s interior and back, the losses, Laura renders life as they lived it—the isolation, the fear, the manipulation and control, the tentative and fragile bonds of sisterhood—with humor and a growing sense of self.

The fifth sister explores incest’s devastating effects on two continents, over three decades. Going undercover, she was able to prove a twenty-year history of molestation, which her mother aided and abetted. Those who have not faced this trauma will gain deep understanding of dysfunctional families that have many secrets.

Overcoming Child Abuse - The Fifth Sister: From Victim to Victor #ad - For the next eight years, she and her four sisters struggled to survive the nightmare of sexual and emotional abuse. As an adult, she buried memories of her family’s dysfunction and tried to build the most perfect life she could imagine. Laura was ten, crouched outside her parents’ bedroom, when she overheard that her father had made her oldest sister pregnant.

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A Very Fine House: A Mother’s Story of Love, Faith, and Crystal Meth

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Zondervan #ad - The conclusion deals with Annie’s recovery—and Barbara’s. Bright and beautiful, Annie is an unlikely candidate for meth. Living fast and hard on the streets of Bend, she commits crimes against herself, the community, Oregon, and her own family. The author chronicles her child’s addiction in a way that other writers have not written about addiction.

. A very fine house is an intimate memoir of a mother’s Norman Rockwell family turned upside down by her daughter’s descent into meth addiction and crime. When annie’s alcoholism, and criminality ensue, drug use, Barbara fights to save her. A new and better dream for Barbara’s life is born. Kinks in the perfect life appear.

A Very Fine House: A Mother’s Story of Love, Faith, and Crystal Meth #ad - Barbara eventually finds support and a new way of thinking. While she continues the battle to save her daughter, she ultimately finds the courage to save herself. What begins as an obsession to save her daughter, and a rage against God for allowing drugs to devour her college-age girl, transforms into release in a life changing letting-go-and-letting-God moment.

The reader is first introduced to the Stoefen family and Barbara’s dream for its idyllic future. There is all-consuming grief and the devastating loss of not just her daughter, but her dream for her own life as well. Both experience a spiritual awakening and are transformed.

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Mother's Day

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Open Road Media #ad - The infection that resulted led to delirium—at which point Knorr and her two sons drove Suesan into the mountains, doused her with gasoline, and set her on fire. It would be almost a decade before her youngest daughter, Terry Knorr Graves, revealed her mother’s history of unfathomable violence. But eventually, rage, an award-winning journalist details the jealousy, the truth about her monstrous abuse emerged—and here, and domineering behavior that escalated into homicide and shattered a family.

A former reporter for the new york times and los angelestimes and the author of true-crime classics including Angel of Darkness, and Blood Cold, about serial killer Randy Kroft, about Robert Blake and Bonny Lee Bakley, Dennis McDougal reveals the shocking depths of depravity behind a case that made headlines across the nation.

Mother's Day #ad - The previous summer, knorr had shot sheila’s sister Suesan, then ordered her son to dig the bullet out of the girl’s back with a knife to hide the evidence. The true story of theresa knorr, the twisted child abuser who murdered her daughters—with the help of her sons—told by a former New York Times reporter.

In june 1985, theresa cross knorr dumped her daughter Sheila’s body in California’s desolate High Sierra. At first, she was met with disbelief by law enforcement and even her own therapist.  . She had beaten sheila unconscious in their Sacramento apartment days earlier, then locked her in a closet to die.

But this wasn’t the first horrific crime she’d committed against her own children.

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Not Exactly Love: A Memoir

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She Writes Press #ad - Like millions of women who discover they’ve married an abusive man, Betty was forced to make daily decisions—to suppress her feelings or risk confrontation, and ultimately, to keep it secret or report, to live with it or leave. It was 1969, a woefully single french teacher on long Island, when Betty, and all the rules were changing, met the handsome but edgy new teacher at her school, a hippie just back from Woodstock.

Part memoir, part warm-hearted look at the ’70s, and part therapeutic journey, Not Exactly Love: A Memoir is an intense and inspirational story of a woman who grew from her experience. His vitality opened up a new world to her—but when they married, his rages turned against her, and often ended with physical violence.

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The Evil Within: Murdered by her stepbrother – the crime that shocked a nation. The heartbreaking story of Becky Watts by her father

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HarperElement #ad - Previously published as becky, this is the heartbreaking story behind the murder of 16-year-old Bristol schoolgirl Becky Watts, a crime that shocked the nation and tore a family in two. A vulnerable and shy girl, becky Watts was brutally murdered and dismembered by her own step-brother on 19 February 2015.

He recalls the devastation of discovering the truth about the depravity with which Becky was torn from him in the safety of her own home. As her father darren discovered the horrific details of what happened to his darling girl, his world fell apart. Writing about the darkest hours, a child he had raised as his own son, Darren uncovers what Becky’s relationship with her step-brother Nathan, was really like.

The Evil Within: Murdered by her stepbrother – the crime that shocked a nation. The heartbreaking story of Becky Watts by her father #ad - . And he recounts the torment of the legal battle to see his step-son sentenced to life behind bars. Both heartfelt and haunting, searingly honest and unflinching, this is the ultimate story of a family tragedy.

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3,096 Days in Captivity: The True Story of My Abduction, Eight Years of Enslavement,and Escape

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Berkley #ad - But she never forgot who she was-and she never gave up hope of returning to the world. This is her story. She was starved, beaten, treated as a slave, and forced to work for her deranged captor. On march 2, 1998, ten-year-old natascha kampusch was kidnapped, and found herself locked in a house that would be her home for the next eight years.

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Smoking Cigarettes, Eating Glass: A Psychologist's Memoir SFWP Literary Awards

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Santa Fe Writer's Project #ad - It is an informative story about understanding PTSD and making emotional sense of events that can lead a soul to darkness. In 1960, sawyer was institutionalized, and suffered through 89 electroshock treatments before being transfered, as a suicidal teenager, misdiagnosed, labeled as “unimproved. The damage done has haunted her life.

Most of all, it’s a story of perseverance: pain, hope, healing, acceptance, and success. Hers is a unique voice for this generation, shedding light on an often misunderstood illness. That is, until 2001, when she reviewed her hospital records and began to remember a broken childhood and the even more broken mental health system of the 1950s and 1960s, her autobiography is a cautionary tale of careless psychiatric diagnosis and treatment, Revisiting scenes from her childhood and assembling the pieces of a lost puzzle, both 50 years ago and today.

Smoking Cigarettes, Eating Glass: A Psychologist's Memoir SFWP Literary Awards #ad - Discharged in 1966, after finally receiving proper psychiatric care, Sawyer kept her past secret and moved on to graduate from Yale University, raise two children, and become a respected psychotherapist. Annita sawyer’s memoir is a harrowing, and redeeming story of her battle with mental illness, heroic, and her triumph in overcoming it.

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