Girl in the Cellar

The Natascha Kampusch Story

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Author: Allan Hall,Michael Leidig

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061989878

Category: True Crime

Page: 288

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Eight years of darkness On March 2, 1998, while on her way to school, ten-year-old Natascha Kampusch was abducted. More than eight years later, on August 23, 2006, she escaped with a story that shocked and horrified the entire world. She spent the most delicate years of her life hidden in a cellar underneath an ordinary Austrian suburban home. How was she able to survive? What sort of woman had emerged? What kind of man was Wolfgang Priklopil, her abductor—and what demands had he made of her? Journalists Allan Hall and Michael Leidig covered Natascha's story from the beginning. The result of extraordinary investigative reporting, Girl in the Cellar gets to the heart of this very tragic case to reveal a truth no one would have imagined.

Girl in the Cellar

The Natascha Kampusch Story

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Author: Allan Hall,Michael Leidig

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061345105

Category: True Crime

Page: 288

View: 709

On March 2, 1998, while on her way to school, ten-year-old Natascha Kampusch was abducted. More than eight years later, on August 23, 2006, she escaped with a story that shocked and horrified the entire world. She spent the most delicate years of her life hidden in a cellar underneath an ordinary Austrian suburban home. How was she able to survive? What sort of woman had emerged? What kind of man was Wolfgang Priklopil, her abductor—and what demands had he made of her? As the days and weeks passed, and Natascha's only TV interview failed to quell the world's curiosity, the questions began to multiply: What exactly was the relationship between the abductor and the hostage? Why had Natascha waited so long to make her bid for freedom when it seemed she had earlier opportunities to do so? Did Natascha's parents know Priklopil before he kidnapped their daughter? Allan Hall and Michael Leidig have covered the story from the first days of the ten-year-old's disappearance, interviewing police investigators, lawyers, psychiatrists, Priklopil's coworkers and the family members closest to Natascha. A work of extraordinary investigative reporting, Girl in the Cellar gets to the heart of this very tragic case to reveal a truth no one would have imagined.

Girl in the Cellar

The Natascha Kampusch Story

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Author: Allan Hall,Michael Leidig

Publisher: Harper

ISBN: 9780061945298

Category: True Crime

Page: 288

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Eight years of darkness On March 2, 1998, while on her way to school, ten-year-old Natascha Kampusch was abducted. More than eight years later, on August 23, 2006, she escaped with a story that shocked and horrified the entire world. She spent the most delicate years of her life hidden in a cellar underneath an ordinary Austrian suburban home. How was she able to survive? What sort of woman had emerged? What kind of man was Wolfgang Priklopil, her abductor—and what demands had he made of her? Journalists Allan Hall and Michael Leidig covered Natascha's story from the beginning. The result of extraordinary investigative reporting, Girl in the Cellar gets to the heart of this very tragic case to reveal a truth no one would have imagined.

The Girl in the Cellar

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Author: Patricia Wentworth

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1453223932

Category: Fiction

Page: 280

View: 9816

Miss Silver helps a woman with no memory reconstruct a terrible crime She awakes in a dark place. A young woman with a shattered memory, she knows neither who she is nor how she came to be in this abandoned house. All she possesses is a faint sense that someone is lying dead at the foot of the stairs. Horrifyingly, she is correct. In the cellar lies a young woman, her body broken, her head split, her life undone by a revolver’s shell. The amnesiac flees and finally has a stroke of luck: She meets Maud Silver. A dowdy governess turned daring detective, Miss Silver sees immediately that something is wrong. She comforts the confused young woman, and coaxes out of her what little story she can tell. The memory of the body sets Miss Silver on a fantastic adventure—the last written by Patricia Wentworth, and one of the most thrilling of them all.

Cellar

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Author: Natasha Preston

Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.

ISBN: 1492600997

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 368

View: 7070

"Lily?" My stomach dropped as a tall, dark-haired man stepped into view. Had he been hiding between the trees? "No. Sorry." Gulping, I took a step back. "I'm not Lily." He shook his head, a satisfied grin on his face. "No. You are Lily." "I'm Summer. You have the wrong person." You utter freak! I could hear my pulse crashing in my ears. How stupid to give him my real name. He continued to stare at me, smiling. It made me feel sick. "You are Lily," he repeated. Before I could blink, he threw his arms forward and grabbed me. I tried to shout, but he clasped his hand over my mouth, muffling my screams. My heart raced. I'm going to die. For months Summer is trapped in a cellar with the man who took her—and three other girls: Rose, Poppy, and Violet. His perfect, pure flowers. His family. But flowers can't survive long cut off from the sun, and time is running out...

Cellar Girl

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Author: Josefina Rivera

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448176786

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

View: 2901

'I stood there for a moment, silently speaking to myself: Josefina, you will survive this. You are strong. You are a fighter. You adapt.' As a young mum-of-three, Josefina Rivera was determined to get her troubled life back on track. But then she met Gary Heidnik and the next four months became a living nightmare. Along with five women Josefina was held captive in a cellar where she was starved, beaten, and repeatedly raped to fulfil Heidnik’s desire of creating a ‘family’ of ten children. Cellar Girl is the shocking but ultimately inspiring story of how one brave, young woman saved herself and others from a life worse than hell.

3,096 Days in Captivity

The True Story of My Abduction, Eight Years of Enslavement,and Escape

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Author: Natascha Kampusch

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101544031

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

View: 1427

On March 2, 1998, ten-year-old Natascha Kampusch was kidnapped, and found herself locked in a house that would be her home for the next eight years. She was starved, beaten, treated as a slave, and forced to work for her deranged captor. But she never forgot who she was-and she never gave up hope of returning to the world. This is her story.

The Only Girl in the World

A Memoir

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Author: Maude Julien

Publisher: Little, Brown

ISBN: 0316466603

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

View: 3893

For readers of Room and The Glass Castle, an astonishing memoir of one woman rising above an unimaginable childhood. Maude Julien's parents were fanatics who believed it was their sacred duty to turn her into the ultimate survivor - raising her in isolation, tyrannizing her childhood and subjecting her to endless drills designed to "eliminate weakness." Maude learned to hold an electric fence for minutes without flinching, and to sit perfectly still in a rat-infested cellar all night long (her mother sewed bells onto her clothes that would give her away if she moved). She endured a life without heat, hot water, adequate food, friendship, or any kind of affectionate treatment. But Maude's parents could not rule her inner life. Befriending the animals on the lonely estate as well as the characters in the novels she read in secret, young Maude nurtured in herself the compassion and love that her parents forbid as weak. And when, after more than a decade, an outsider managed to penetrate her family's paranoid world, Maude seized her opportunity. By turns horrifying and magical, The Only Girl in the World is a story that will grip you from the first page and leave you spellbound, a chilling exploration of psychological control that ends with a glorious escape.

Perfect Victim

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Author: Christine McGuire,Carla J. Norton

Publisher: Dell Publishing Company

ISBN: 0440204429

Category: Fiction

Page: 370

View: 8358

Called the "sex slave", and "the girl in the box" case, this is the story behind Colleen Stan's terrifying, seven-year-long imprisonment by Cameron Hooker as told by the district attorney who tried the case. Too bizarre to be anythin g but true, it is a tale of riveting intensity and gripping courtroom drama. 8 page photo insert. Soon to be a TV miniseries.

Secrets in the Cellar

A True Story of the Austrian Incest Case that Shocked the World

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Author: John Glatt

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9781429967563

Category: True Crime

Page: 256

View: 4493

Josef Fritzl was a 73-year-old retired engineer in Austria. He seemed to be living a normal life with his wife, Rosemarie, and their family—though one daughter, Elisabeth, had decades earlier been "lost" to a religious cult. Throughout the years, three of Elisabeth's children mysteriously appeared on the Fritzls' doorstep; Josef and Rosemarie raised them as their own. But only Josef knew the truth about Elisabeth's disappearance... For twenty-seven years, Josef had imprisoned and molested Elisabeth in his man-made basement dungeon, complete with sound-proof paneling and code-protected electric locks. There, she would eventually give birth to a total of seven of Josef's children. One died in infancy—and the other three were raised alongside Elisabeth, never to see the light of day. Then, in 2008, one of Elisabeth's children became seriously ill, and was taken to the hospital. It was the first time the nineteen-year-old girl had ever gone outside—and soon, the truth about her background, her family's captivity, and Josef's unspeakable crimes would come to light. John Glatt's Secrets in the Cellar is the true story of a crime that shocked the world.

The Girl in the Cellar

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Author: Dora Amy Elles,

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781983836329

Category:

Page: 296

View: 1512

Miss Silver helps a woman with no memory reconstruct a terrible crime She awakes in a dark place. A young woman with a shattered memory, she knows neither who she is nor how she came to be in this abandoned house. All she possesses is a faint sense that someone is lying dead at the foot of the stairs. Horrifyingly, she is correct. In the cellar lies a young woman, her body broken, her head split, her life undone by a revolver's shell. The amnesiac flees and finally has a stroke of luck: She meets Maud Silver. A dowdy governess turned daring detective, Miss Silver sees immediately that something is wrong. She comforts the confused young woman, and coaxes out of her what little story she can tell. The memory of the body sets Miss Silver on a fantastic adventure--the last written by Patricia Wentworth, and one of the most thrilling of them all

The Root Cellar

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Author: Janet Lunn

Publisher: Penguin Group

ISBN: 0307367479

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 352

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It looked like an ordinary root cellar--And if twelve-year-old Rose hadn't been so unhappy in her new home, where she'd been sent to live with unknown relatives, she probably would never have fled down the stairs to the root cellar in the first place. And if she hadn't, she never would have climbed up into another century, the world of the 1860s, and the chaos of Civil War-- Scott Cameron's remarkable illustrations bring the past and a whole cast of delightful characters to life in this magnificent book. From the Hardcover edition.

The Cellar

A Novel

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Author: Minette Walters

Publisher: Open Road + Grove/Atlantic

ISBN: 0802190251

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

View: 4957

Chilling psychological suspense with “exceptional punch” from the Edgar Award–winning author of The Dark Room (Kirkus Reviews, starred review). It seems like a respectable British home, occupied by the Songolis, an upstanding family of African immigrants. But hidden within the cellar is Muna—a teenage girl who cooks for them, cleans for them, endures brutal abuse from them . . . and is powerless to escape. Then one day, the Songolis’ ten-year-old son fails to come home from school, and Scotland Yard arrives at the house to investigate. While they look into the boy’s disappearance, Muna must play the role of beloved daughter. She suddenly has a real bedroom, with sunlight, and real clothing to wear. But she must continue to keep quiet—and hide the fact that she has learned how to speak English. Even as the police are watching, her secret life of enslavement goes on. But Muna is hatching a plan—and her acts of rebellion and revenge will be more terrifying than this family could have imagined—in this dark, twisting tale that represents “contemporary crime writing at its absolute peak” (Val McDermid).

The Girl in the Box

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Author: Ouida Sebestyen

Publisher: Laurel Leaf

ISBN: 9780440228738

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 192

View: 8860

Kidnapped and left in an underground room, Jackie explores her psychological strengths and limitations as she tries to make contact with the outside world by writing messages and sending them through a slit in the door.

Girl in the Cellar - The Natascha Kampusch Story

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Author: Allan Hall And Michael Leidig

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1473609550

Category: True Crime

Page: 288

View: 8342

When Natascha Kampusch made her bid for freedom on 23 August 2006 after eight years held captive in a seemingly ordinary Austrian suburban house, her story horrified and astonished the entire world. How did she survive a childhood locked in a cellar What sort of young woman had emerged What kind of man was Wolfgang Priklopil, her abductor - and what demands had he made of her As the days and weeks passed and Natascha's TV interview failed to quell the curiosity, so the questions began to change. What exactly was the relationship between abductor and hostage Why had Natascha waited so long to escape when it seemed there had been other, earlier opportunities Did Natascha's parents know Priklopil before he kidnapped their daughter Allan Hall and Michael Leidig have tracked the story from the days of the 10-year-old's disappearance. They have spoken to police investigators, lawyers, psychiatrists, and to the family members closest to Natascha. They have come as close as possible to uncovering the full, shocking story. It is a story that tests the limits of our understanding of how human beings behave - and makes our hearts bleed for the plight of an innocent child caught up in a horror story almost beyond our imagining.

The Girl On The Landing

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Author: Paul Torday

Publisher: Phoenix

ISBN: 0297855832

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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A ghost story, a psychological thriller and a tale of love rediscovered, from the bestselling author of SALMON FISHING IN THE YEMEN. Elizabeth has been married to Michael for ten years. She has adjusted to a fairly monotonous routine with her wealthy, decent but boring husband. Part of this routine involves occasional visits to Beinn Caorrun, the dank and gloomy house in a Scottish glen that Michael inherited. There are memories there that Michael will not share with her. But then Michael begins to change. It starts when he thinks he sees, in a picture, the figure of a girl on a landing. As he changes, life becomes so much more fun and Elizabeth sees glimpses of a man she can fall in love with at last. But who - or what - is changing Michael ...?

The Cellar

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Author: Katherine Lo

Publisher: BookBaby

ISBN: 0990480607

Category: Fiction

Page: 311

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Her mother drowning in grief and depression. Her father, brother, and friends hundreds of miles away. Starting her senior year at a brand new school. Nothing is turning out the way 17-year-old Julia McKinley thought it would when she left New York with her mother to move into an old house in Virginia. Her one refuge is the cellar. But her safe haven isn’t entirely her own. Sounds that don’t make sense in a bare room, a glimpse of something in her peripheral vision—something or someone is down there with her. What Julia encounters will not only test the boundaries of time, but also challenge her understanding of what it means to love someone and go on living after great loss.

The Girl on the Train

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Author: Paula Hawkins,Rachel Wagstaff,Duncan Abel

Publisher: Oberon Books

ISBN: 1786825139

Category: Drama

Page: 104

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Adapted from Paula Hawkins' novel - an international phenomenon selling over twenty million copies worldwide - this gripping new play will keep you guessing until the final moment. Rachel Watson longs for a different life. Her only escape is the perfect couple she watches through the train window every day, happy and in love. Or so it appears. When Rachel learns that the woman she's been secretly watching has suddenly disappeared, she finds herself as a witness and even a suspect in a thrilling mystery in which she will face bigger revelations than she could ever have anticipated.

The Mistaken Masterpiece

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Author: Michael D. Beil

Publisher: Yearling Books

ISBN: 0375864946

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 309

View: 6637

Sophie and her friends, who call themselves The Red Blazer Girls, embark on solving a case involving mistaken identities, switched paintings, and some priceless family heirlooms.

The Girl from the Cellar

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Author: Tana Stern

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781533634047

Category:

Page: 230

View: 7646

This is the story of Tana Stern, of the Chan family, who as a young girl, almost a baby, is broken and abandoned in postwar Europe. It begins with a simple search for the mother who raised Tana during the war. Piece by piece, thread by thread, a partial story of her life comes together over the years. Page after page, Tana's voice is heard telling us her unbelievable story, and we identify with the baby, the little girl and the young woman. She remains optimistic throughout. www.ContentoNow.com We are bound to remember and not to forget! I remember, I remember it all; I raise a prayer in my heart, that my story will inspire hope in your hearts as well... More than anything, I want to send a message to my readers: a message of hope, of determination, of constancy for all those who are still wondering or searching in the dark for their past: never fear to ask questions. Never fear to tell the truth, as awful as it might be; it is better that it be said than hidden as the deepest of secrets... If we but agree to speak up and to speak out, to share and to inquire, we can fill more and more pages which have been empty up until now. We can add to the massive narrative of this period of enormity and horror, and we thus may memorialize our loved ones. But the story is not over. There are two important figures in Tana's life yet to be found: her father Moritz Brunner, whose family and potential offspring she still hopes to find; and her big brother Joseph, who would be in his 90's, perhaps with a family of his own.