Book Reviews of Perfect Victim

Perfect Victim
Perfect Victim
Author: Christine McGuire, Carla Norton
ISBN-13: 9780877959571
ISBN-10: 0877959579
Publication Date: 6/1988
Pages: 381
Rating:
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.
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3.4 stars, based on 11 ratings
Publisher: Arbor House Pub Co
Book Type: Hardcover
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I could not put this book down. It was a great book, however I will never understand why the girl who was trapped for so long did not leave when their were many opportunities to do so.
After being held prisoner for years and enduring years of painful abuse, I would risk it all if I thought that there was a chance at freedom.
This book is about a girl who was kidknapped and kept by a husband and wife and stored under a bed in a man made box. This went on for years. Eventually they let her out to run loose in the home and introduced her to friends as a relative who just came to visit.
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Horrific story with some revealing psychological insight into the mind of captive victims. Not the greatest true crime book, but a decent read and a quick one.
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crazy story!
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Memorable. In a sea of true crime books over the years, this one stands out. It is an outstanding story.
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Christine McGuire should be ashamed of herself. She wrote this UNAUTHORIZED book about Colleen without sharing a penny of her proceeds.

Blood money....

Don't buy the book on moral reasons, which should count somehow in picking a book.
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If this book hadn't been a True Crime book, I would have never believed it .... truth is, many times, stranger than fiction.
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I am a fan of true crime books. This was one of those books that I could not put down. I laid in my bed many nights and leterally kept reading until I passed out from exhaustion
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In 1977 20 year old Colleen Stan left home to hitchhike from Oregon to California. Seven years later she emerged from hell, the victim of a bizarre and extraordinary crime.
This is Colleen's incredible true story, told by the determined young D.A. who prosecuted the man who had forced her to endure years of sexual perversion...and held her captive in a coffinlike box under his and his wife's bed. A story of riveting psychological intensity and gripping courtroom drama. Perfect Victim reveals the whole truth about Colleen's real-life nightmare...and the psychopath who enslaved her body and her mind.
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A very interesting true crime story. It is hard to believe that anyone could survive being a "sex slave" for seven years. The story is interesting because it really makes you wonder about the victim... why didn't she leave even when she had the opportunity?
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True Crime. A story of riveting psychological intensity, fascinating legal implications, and compelling drama. Perfect Victim reveals what really happened during Colleen Stan's seven-year nightmare - and the trial that made national headlines.
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Excellent book! Wow!!
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I could not finish this book. I love true crime books, but I was so angry at the perpetrator for the cruelty in his ongoing debasment and torture of this woman, I had to stop reading.
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this lady was kept in a box under a bed for about 7 years
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CREEPY! Its so scary to think this book is true! Captivating read, I got lucky, as soon as I finished this book, I got to see the documentary on tv! Awesome read!
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I read true crime books for the attorney & courtroom action. I rated this book an 5 for entertainment value & an 8 for attorney & courtroom action.
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Young woman hitchhiking accepts a ride from a normal looking couple in a car. She ends up imprisoned by them for seven years, a hellish experience as a sex slave. True crime. Very bizarre story.
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Man keeps sex slave in box for 7 years.
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This is a shocking book...it is frightening that there are people in this world capable of such cruelty.
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Creepy true crime story ,Stranger than fiction for sure.
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In 1977 twenty-year-old Colleen Stan left home to hitchhike from Oregon to California. Seven yers later she emerged from hell, the victim of a bizarre and extraordinary crime. This is her true story.
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Good true crime book. Unbelievable!
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From the back cover:

Called the "Sex Slave" and "The Girl In The Box" case--the seven-year-long imprisonment of pretty Colleen Stan would shock the world....

In 1977 twenty-year-old Colleen Stan left home to hitchhike from Oregon to California. Seven years later she emerged from hell, the victim of a bizarre and extraordinary crime.

This is Colleen's incredible true story, told by the determined young district attorney who prosecuted the man who had forced her to endure years of sexual perversion ... and held her captive in a coffinlike box under his and his wife's bed. A story of riveting psychological intensity and gripping courtroom drama, Perfect Victim reveals the whole truth about Colleen Stan's real-life nightmare ... and the psychopath who enslaved her body and her mind.

"A gripping and disturbing story of the secret life of apparently normal people. At once, horrific and engrossing." -- Vincent Bugliosi, author of Helter Skelter