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Publisher's Summary

In 1977, 20-year-old Colleen Stan left home to hitchhike from Oregon to California. Seven years later she emerged from hell, the victim of a bizarre and extraordinary crime. Known as the "sex slave" or "girl in the box" case, here's the whole story - too strange to be anything but true - of Colleen's horrifying imprisonment by Cameron Hooker. Told by the district attorney who tried the case, it is a tale of riveting intensity and gripping courtroom drama.

© Christine McGuire and Carla Norton; (P) Dove Audio, Inc.

Critic Reviews

"A gripping and disturbing story of the secret life of apparently normal people. At once, horrific and engrossing." (Vincent Bugliosi, author of Helter Skelter)

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enjoyed the book

The narrator in this book is simply AWFUL!! At times she talked in a whisper and then when starting the next sentence she spoke so loud it startles you. I found the book it's self interesting. Hated the narrator. will never listen to any books she narrates.....

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Horrible narration

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

This just wasn't right with the narration. The woman has almost a child voice and she is reading such gruesome sadomasochistic material. It's just weird and made it uncomfortable. She should be reading children's books.

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

No.

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Amanda Plummer?

Anyone else.

If this book were a movie would you go see it?

Yes.

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Eye Opening Recap

Would you consider the audio edition of Perfect Victim to be better than the print version?

Better for me -- I fall asleep when I read the print version of anything.

What was the most compelling aspect of this narrative?

The compassion and calmness of telling the story.

Which character – as performed by Amanda Plummer – was your favorite?

Colleen Stan & her strength to survive!

Any additional comments?

I had seen the Lifetime movie based on this story, but was interested to read/listen to the book. I have seen the documentary regarding the movie & knew the story was a bit different from the movie. Well written and well narrated.

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that poor girl

i loved hearing she got away but so sad its a true story. thank God she had the courage to tell it. it was very emotional

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Disturbing

Hard to believe that a human being can be so evil and sadistic! That is very strong woman.

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Enthralled

I couldn't stop listening. I was hooked from the beginning. A sad and terrifying story, that was very well written.

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  • Amie
  • Dunlap, Il, United States
  • 01-19-13

Talk about crazy people!

Did not like the narrator she was hard to understand and had a very mousy voice. The story was not written very well.

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I would not recomend this narrator.

The story is horrific but told in a factual way. at times it was hard to believe this was non-fiction.

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  • Sharon
  • RIVERSIDE, CA, United States
  • 03-05-12

crazy storye

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

Sure, especially if they are true crime lovers.

Would you be willing to try another book from Christine McGuire and Carla Norton ? Why or why not?

Not particularly. I liked this one because I live in one of the towns mentioned in the book.<br/>

Which character – as performed by Amanda Plummer – was your favorite?

None<br/>

Did Perfect Victim inspire you to do anything?

No<br/>

Any additional comments?

No<br/>

1 of 3 people found this review helpful