Cellar Girl (Paperback)

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Cellar Girl (Paperback)


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The story of one heroic woman who survived kidnap by a notorious serial rapist and killer in 1980s Philadelphia

"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 mother 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 in Philadelphia where she was starved, beaten, and repeatedly raped to fulfill Heidnik’s desire of creating a "family" of 10 children. This book tells the shocking but ultimately inspiring story of how one brave, young woman saved herself and others from a life worse than hell.

Josefina Rivera lives in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
Product Details ISBN: 9780091955717
ISBN-10: 0091955718
Publisher: Ebury Press
Publication Date: September 1st, 2014
Pages: 320
Language: English