A Dance With the Devil

A Dance With the Devil

A True Story of Marriage to A Psychopath

Book - 2008
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Penguin Putnam
Her marriage to retired Navy admiral John Perry seemed almost too good to be true. Because it was?

At the start of her relationship with the intelligent and worldly John Perry, Barbara Bentley couldn?t believe her luck?so when things didn?t add up, she struggled to ignore her doubts. She kept trying to put the pieces together?unaware that some of them were simply missing. Even as he drained her credit, dodged her questions, manipulated her and misled her, she stayed with him, suppressing her growing suspicions. Ultimately he would try to kill her, proving himself not a protector and provider, but a predator.

This is Barbara?s courageous, compelling story, in her own words?of the slow, choking darkness that fell after the honeymoon was over, what it took to finally drive her to escape and start her life anew, and her tireless efforts to protect other women and help them learn from her example.

Baker & Taylor
The author describes her life with former Navy admiral John Perry, a psychopath who manipulated her life, drained her credit, and ultimately tried to kill her; her desperate escape from the marriage; and her efforts as a victim's rights advocate to protect other women caught in a similar situation. Original.

Publisher: New York : Berkley Books, c2008
ISBN: 9780425221181
Characteristics: xviii, 362 p. : ill ; 21 cm


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Mar 13, 2015

This book was amazing and very true. to have trust in someone and to love them, then have your life partner try to kill you. this book kept me in it.

Jul 20, 2013

This is a great book to read. Barbara tells her story about meeting and marrying the guy of her dreams, only to find out he's more the nightmare type. This is the story of her life with a psychopath. Wine you and dine you and then try to kill you. All true, all scary. I felt so sorry for her with what she went through for years. Good summer read.

sunnyday247 Oct 23, 2011

A must read.
Outstanding survival
story of horrible, unbelievable abuse.
A story that needed to be told.
5 stars.

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