Against Their Will

Against Their Will

By Nigel Cawthorne

True stories of horrific kidnappings, torturous ordeals and the extraordinary courage


Delving into the minds of twisted criminals who hold young women in endless captivity and telling every excruciating detail of the brave survivors’ stories, this book is the first comprehensive compendium to describe the most disturbing kidnappings of all time. There’s Jaycee Lee Dugard, who lived in her captor’s backyard in a California suburb for 18 horrifying years, and Elizabeth Smart, taken from her bed in Salt Lake City and forced to marry a religious fanatic. This book presents minute-by-minute accounts of the abductions and the year-by-year suffering of these young victims who went through every woman’s worst nightmare and lived to tell the tale. Covering infamous cases as well as lesser-known abductions, this collection of terrifying ordeals is the first of its kind. It even probes the bizarre instances when the kidnapper’s family is complicit, as with Colleen Stan, whose captor Cameron Hooker kept her as a sex slave with permission from his wife; it also profiles serial kidnappers such as John Jamelske and Gary Heidnik, who committed this perverse crime 11 times between them.


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True Crime Author Nigel Cawthorne

Nigel Cawthorne

Nigel Cawthorne is a prolific British author with decades of experience as a writer and editor of true crime. In addition, Cawthorne has written, contributed to, and edited more than sixty books on subjects as diverse as skiing, computing, finance, fashion, sex, war, politics, art, music, engineering, science, history, and American football. His work has also appeared in over a hundred and fifty newspapers, magazines and partworks on both sides of the Atlantic. He lives in London.

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Released: July 2012
Price: $14.95

ISBN-10: 161243066X
ISBN-13: 9781612430669

Trade Paper
5.5" x 8.5"
400 pages

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