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Behind Closed Doors Audiobook

Behind Closed Doors

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Publisher's Summary

Four children by her father.

Thirty years of horrific sexual abuse.

In March 2009, Joseph Fritzl was sentenced to life in jail for the systematic imprisonment, torture and rape of his daughter, Elisabeth, over 24 years, fathering seven children. The case shocked the world.

But just a month before, the story of Australia’s own house of horrors was emerging in a Victorian country town.

Under a blanket of suppression orders, a man in his late 60s was quietly arrested, charged - and later convicted - for the systematic rape, abuse and imprisonment of his only daughter, 'Katherine', which spanned decades. He fathered four of her children.

Until now, this shocking story has been buried under a complex legal web and Katherine’s insistence on silence so that she could rebuild her shattered life and protect her children. In Behind Closed Doors, written with Sue Smethurst, Katherine breaks her silence and tells the story of how she survived - and how such degrading abuse went unnoticed for so long.

©2015 Sue Smethurst and Katherine X (P)2016 Bolinda

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    gaynor 06/11/2016
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    "what a amazing story A++"

    5 Stars great Australian story well read as well , i was so brave of the victim to tell her story and for that i thank you ❤️️❤️️

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    Sara Paton 27/06/2016
    Sara Paton 27/06/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "Sad series of events should never have happened!"

    The story was very sad. This series of life events should never have been allowed to happen. The system let this atrosity take place with knowledge. So very disappointing. I almost couldn't finish the audio as it was so depressing to hear I can't imagine what it would have been like to live this terrible existence. Stay strong.

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    Elba 27/04/2016
    Elba 27/04/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "Behind Closed Doors"

    Tears I cried for this poor girl and her siblings and children whilst my heart, too, exploded over and I here and over again.
    You captured the rawness and depths of tragic despair so completely that I felt like I was right in the middle of the nightmare. If only someone had listened to her much much earlier.
    Please pass on my love and sincerest wishes for a life without pain hurt and cruelty from herronin.

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  • JoAnn
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    "Brave Women"

    Story of a abused woman that summed up the courage to seek justice. I wish her the best of luck

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  • kara reel
    18/02/16
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    "No sense of order"
    What would have made Behind Closed Doors better?

    The memoir should be more chronological. It is out of order and continues to be so as the story goes on. I had to stop after chapter 5.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Sue Smethurs and Katherine X again?

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    Would you listen to another book narrated by Caroline Lee?

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