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In this heartbreaking and shocking exposé, one of Dynasty’s biggest stars lays bare a secretive organization that is holding her daughter hostage and details her mission to save her in this powerful depiction of a mother’s love and determination.

I am a mother whose child is being abused and exploited. And I am not alone

In 2011, Catherine joined her daughter, India, at a leadership seminar for a new organization called NXIVM. Her 20-year-old daughter was on the threshold of building a new company, and they both thought this program might help her achieve her dream. But quickly, Catherine saw a sinister side to what appeared to be a self-help organization designed to help its clients become the best versions of themselves. 

Catherine watched in horror as her daughter fell further and further down the rabbit hole, becoming brainwashed by the organization’s charismatic leader. Despite Catherine’s best efforts, India was drawn deeper into the cult, eventually joining a secret, elite “sorority” of women members who are ordered to maintain a restricted diet and recruit other women as “slaves” and are branded with their leader’s initials. 

In Captive, Catherine shares every parent’s worst nightmare and the lengths that a mother will go to in order to save her child. Featuring interviews with past members of NXIVM and experts in the field of cults, Oxenberg attempts to draw back the curtain on how these groups continue to lure in members. She relates her continuing journey to try to reach her daughter, to save her from what she believes is a dangerous, mind-controlling cult.

©2018 Catherine Oxenberg (P)2018 Simon & Schuster

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Love love thank you much for this book, you are a wonderful mother. again thank u

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A mother’s heart is unbeatable

Catherine will do anything to save her daughter from anyone. And she did. Her crusade is an adventure, a real one.

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Cults are dangerous and incredibly prevalent.

This book really emphasizes the importance of actively engaging critical thinking at all times. It's an incredible account of this woman's journey in helping to take down a terrible group.

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to both Catherine and India. I can't imagine what both have gone through. It was heart wrenching to listen to. But I learned that India has left, and is moving forward with her life. I'm so glad. Let justice be served to those who enacted such cruel, sociopathic deeds.

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Interesting story.....a little too full of herself

Really didn’t learn about India’s journey but a lot of cringe worthy descriptions about Catherine’s life. When the arrest was made and she jumped off her spa table with facial cream dripping everywhere.......seriously

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