Escape from Evil : Married at 17 to a Serial Killer, She's One Victim Who Escaped, Paperback

Escape from Evil : Married at 17 to a Serial Killer, She's One Victim Who Escaped Paperback

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Cathy was just sixteen, and living on her own, when she met a charming older man called Peter Tobin.

She saw him as a knight in shining armour, a man who made her feel safe.

He saw a vulnerable girl whose troubled childhood made her the perfect victim.

This considerate man, who appeared so normal to anyone who met him, became first controlling, then violent, and Cathy found herself trapped in a terrifyingly abusive marriage.

Eventually, for the sake of her young son, she found the strength to escape and over the years managed to create a good life for her boy, making sure he never had the memories of fear and daily trauma she had suffered.

Still Tobin remained a threatening presence in the background.

Then, turning on the television set in 2006, she screamed with horror when a familiar face appeared on the news.

Her ex-husband, her son's father, was a serial killer.

Writing with complete honesty, Cathy describes her marriage, and how the past continued to haunt her until she stood in court, a witness against the man who could so easily have murdered her too.

Totally compelling Escape From Evil is the story of a woman who survived the worst nightmare of all.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Pan Macmillan
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: True crime
  • ISBN: 9780330538473



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Oops I forgot to write a review about this book the moment i finished it which sucks cause I forget easily.<br/><br/>I was a bit disappointed cause I wanted to hear more about the serial killer. (The title made me think it would be) So at the end when I discovered after reading all her sorrows that this had happened all before Tobin's murders and rapes I knew I'd made a mistake buying this book. Should have bought the book about Peter Tobin instead. I used to love reading true stories but I guess I've read too many cause it starts to annoy me now when people keep on taking the abuse and I have to read pages filled with it. So it is probably not the book that sucks but just that I am fed up reading all those I've been abused stories.