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Carla Norton is the co-author of the Number 1 New York Times bestselling true crime Perfect Victim: The True Story of the Girl in the Box. She covered that case of abduction, captivity and abuse as a reporter and became an authority on how women survive the misery of captivity and re-build their lives. Carla lives in Florida.
Reeve LeClaire was abducted when she was twelve years old and held in captivity for four years. Now, in her twenties, she has a fragile stability. With the help of her psychiatrist, she has started to build a life of independence. But she will never shake off the terror and memory of the monster she believes is behind bars. When Tilly Cavanaugh is rescued from a basement having suffered a similar experience, her parents call Reeve and ask her to help their daughter rediscover a 'normal' life. But when two more girls go missing, the police confirm that there is a serial abductor at large. Reeve knows that she alone has the knowledge which will help to find the perpetrator - but can she overcome her demons to discover the truth?
Reeve war zwolf, als sie entfuhrt wurde. Jahrelang wurde sie von dem Psychopathen Flint gefangen gehalten und misshandelt, bis man ihn fasste. Nun, mit Anfang zwanzig, hat sie sich endlich ein ruhiges, sicheres Leben als Studentin aufgebaut. Doch dann bricht Flint aus der Psychiatrie aus. Reeve ist die -Einzige, die wei, wie er tickt. Sie wendet sich ans FBI - bereit, noch einmal durch die Holle zu gehen,um Flint endgltig zur Strecke zu bringen
Reeve LeClaire is a college student, dammit, not Daryl Wayne Flint's victim. Not anymore-not when Reeve is finally recovering a life of her own after four years of captivity.Flint is safely locked up in Olshaker Psychiatric Hospital, where he belongs. He is walking the grounds of the forensic unit, performing his strange but apparently harmless rituals. It seems that he is still suffering the effects of the head injury he suffered in the car crash that freed Reeve seven years ago. Post-concussive syndrome, they call it.For all that Flint seems like a model patient, he has long been planning his next move. When the moment arrives, he gets clean away from the hospital before the alarm even sounds. And Reeve is shocked out of her new life by her worst nightmare: Her kidnapper has escaped. Less than 24 hours later, Flint kills someone from his past--and Reeve's blocked memories jolt back into consciousness. As much as she would like to forget him, she knows this criminal better than anyone else. When Flint evades capture, baffling authorities and leaving a bloody trail from the psychiatric lock-up to the forests of Washington state, Reeve suddenly realizes that she is the only one who can stop him.Reeve is an irresistibly brave and believable heroine in Carla Norton's heart-stopping new thriller, What Doesn't Kill Her, about a young woman who learns to fight back.
''Norton has given us living, breathing characters that we know and understand . . . and who inhabit our imaginations after we've finished this book."e; -Jeffery Deaver In many ways, Reeve LeClaire looks like a typical twenty-two year old girl. She's finally landed her own apartment, she waitresses to pay the bills, and she wishes she wasn't so nervous around new people. She thinks of herself as agile, not skittish. As serious, not grim. But Reeve is anything but normal. Ten years ago, she was kidnapped and held captive. After a lucky escape, she's spent the last six years trying to rebuild her life, a recovery thanks in large part to her indispensable therapist Dr. Ezra Lerner. But when he asks her to help another girl rescued from a similar situation, Reeve realizes she may not simply need to mentor this young victim-she may be the only one who can protect her from a cunning predator who is still out there, watching every move.From the author of the #1 non-fiction bestseller Perfect Victim: The True Story of the Girl in the Box comes a novel that draws you into a chilling and engrossing world. With powerfully gripping characters and an ending that is a masterpiece of deception, Carla Norton's The Edge of Normal is a stunning debut thriller.
The author of the #1 New York Times bestseller PERFECT VICTIM returns with another true-crime thriller. Dorothea Puente ran a boarding house on F street in Sacramento, taking in the city's homeless. But when corpses were dug up in her garden, it became clear the "e;kind-hearted"e; landlady was, in fact, a psychotic killer."e;Brilliant... A classic!"e; --Ann Rule"e;Stunning... Disturbed Ground reads as smoothly as the most seamless blockbuster novel ... Bravo!"e; --Jeffrey Deaver
Die unbeschwerte Kindheit der 12-Jahrigen Reeve LeClaire fand ein jahes Ende an dem Tag, an dem sie ein perfider Triebtater entfuhrte und misshandelte. Erst nach Jahren der Gefangenschaft konnte Reeve fliehen und ihr Peiniger gefasst werden. Doch Jahre nach ihrer Flucht werden in Kalifornien erneut drei Madchen entfuhrt, von denen schlielich eins entkommen kann: Tilly. Sie ist das jungste Opfer, schwer traumatisiert und verweigert jegliche Aussage. Schlielich bitten die Eltern des Madchens Reeve um Hilfe. Immer tiefer gerat Reeve in die aktuellen Ermittlungen und ins Visier des brutalen Killers, der sie keine Sekunde unbeobachtet lasst ...
Colleen Stan was a sweet-natured, lively twenty-year-old when she set out to hitchhike from her home in Washington to Southern California. Seven years later she emerged from hell, the victim of a bizarre and chilling crime. Cameron and Janice Hooker had literally made her their slave - and forced her to endure all of Cameron's twisted sexual perversions. During these seven years the Hookers had two children, entertained their friends at home and held down jobs - while Colleen was held captive in a coffin-like box under their bed. This is also the story of Christine McGuire, a young, inexperienced deputy district attorney who prosecuted Cameron Hooker for kidnapping and successfully explained why Colleen - who had numerous chances to escape - stayed captive for so many years.