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A Dance with the Devil: A True Story of Marriage to a Psychopath
A Dance with the Devil A True Story of Marriage to a Psychopath
Author: Barbara Bentley
Barbara's chilling story of attempted murder helps us see what really goes on in these relationships before a woman joints the ranks of Stacy, Lacy and Nicole. What life with a psychopath is like. Includes Photos.
ISBN-13: 9781607513575
ISBN-10: 1607513579
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 362
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3.7 stars, based on 36 ratings
Publisher: The Penguin Group
Book Type: Hardcover
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This was an excellent book. Barbara Bentley was married to a con man for 10 years. He ruined her credit, forged her names on legal documents, impersonated a naval officer and much more. I had a hard time believing what she put up with but I understand that her husband was the type that knew how to prey on her weakness and she was just completely conned by him. When he eventually tried to kill her for financial gain, she realized what was going on. He was prosecuted and convicted of attempted murder. He served only 14 months in jail. She was than victimized again when she filed for divorce. Since they lived in California he was entitled to half of everything she owned. Didn't matter he had tried to kill her!!! She than single handedly had a bill passed so that if a spouse was convicted of trying to kill the other one, they could not gain anything in the divorce. A remarkable woman.
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If you've ever encountered someone like the man in this book, you will get chills up and down your spine! The things this poor woman endured in order to preserve her relationship and the courage she showed in order to finally get out of it is amazing. Powerful message!
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What a page-turner. I counldn't seen to read it fast enough. Of 1 to 5 stars, this book really is a 5.
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A good read about emotional spousal abuse and an ALMOST murder. She lived to tell the tale, where others haven't. Keeping her head in the sand about her busband's behavior, actions, and lies almost cost her her life!
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An interesting story, BUT, I couldn't help but wonder why Barbara missed all the apparent signals that something was not right. She sounds like a smart woman yet she constantly overlooked the BIG signs that something was wrong. I really got tired of listening to her complain about her finances since she also enjoyed the trips, gifts and entertainment. She was part of the problem and lived quite a good life till he tried to kill her. She benefited greatly having him around and I was tired of hearing her complaints blaming him completely. He was a nutball for sure, but she also played a part in the mess. Just hard for me to understand her reasoning. Well written though and easy read. Just don't let her stupidity makes you crazy like it did me.
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I had a hard time putting this book down....very enlightening expose on dealing with a psychopath. Scary to know that no matter how intelligent you are, you can still be taken in by one!

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