The story of one heroic woman who survived kidnap by a notorious serial rapist and killer in 1980s Philadelphia
"I stood there for a moment, silently speaking to myself: Josefina, you will survive this. You are strong. You are a fighter. You adapt."
As a young mother of three, Josefina Rivera was determined to get her troubled life back on track. But then she met Gary Heidnik and the next four months became a living nightmare. Along with five women Josefina was held captive in a cellar in Philadelphia where she was starved, beaten, and repeatedly raped to fulfill Heidnik’s desire of creating a "family" of 10 children. This book tells the shocking but ultimately inspiring story of how one brave, young woman saved herself and others from a life worse than hell.
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Josefina Rivera lives in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
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Buchbeschreibung Random House UK Ltd Okt 2013, 2013. Taschenbuch. Buchzustand: Neu. Neuware - The shocking true story of a woman's escape from America's most evil serial killer, Gary Heidnik. Rivera was imprisoned with 5 other women in a hole in the cellar of a townhouse, and it was her brave ability to gain his trust that eventually gained her and the women their freedom. The film 'Silence Of The Lambs' was partially based on his atrocious crimes. One for readers of misery memoir and true crime. 311 pp. Englisch. Artikel-Nr. 9780091955717