Evil Beside Her: The True Story of a Texas Woman's Marriage to a Dangerous Psychopath

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Harper Collins, Oct 6, 2009 - True Crime - 384 pages
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Sleeping with a monster

At first, Linda Bergstrom's marriage to her husband James was idyllic. They were young and in love; he was about to enter the Navy and she was eager to start a family. But it wasn't long before the dream exploded. James became abusive and violent, prone to sudden bursts of anger, long silences, and unexplained disappearances. But Linda vowed to hold on, despite the pain and fear . . . and her disturbing suspicions about her husband's secret life.

Then, not long after their move to Houston, Texas, she made a terrifying discovery: James's hidden cache containing duct tape, a ski mask, and handcuffs. No longer could Linda Bergstrom deny the hideous truth.

The man she lived with, the man she married for love, was a dangerous psychopath. And there was no escape and nowhere to run. Because no one—not her friends, the Navy, or the police—would believe her.

 

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User Review  - leighpod - LibraryThing

Another winner from Kathryn Casey As prolific and powerful as Ann Rule, Kathryn Casey cannot produce anything but fascinating and heartbreaking true crime books. Evil Beside Her is no exception. My ... Read full review

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User Review  - Marlene-NL - LibraryThing

Not as good as I hoped it would be. It felt like the author was constantly making excuses why the rapist wife stayed with her husband all those years and that started to get old very quickly. Its not a bad book but I wish I would not have bought it, not worth 7 or 8 euros. Read full review

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Kathryn Casey is an award-winning journalist, who has written for Rolling Stone, TV Guide, Reader's Digest, Texas Monthly, and many other publications. She's the author of seven previous true crime books and the creator of the highly acclaimed Sarah Armstrong mystery series. Casey has appeared on Oprah, Oprah Winfrey's Oxygen network, Biography, Nancy Grace, E! network, truTV, Investigation Discovery, the Travel Channel, and A&E. She lives in Houston with her husband and their dog, Nelson.

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