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.
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!
What a page-turner. I counldn't seen to read it fast enough. Of 1 to 5 stars, this book really is a 5.
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!