- Paperback: 320 pages
- Publisher: New Horizon Press; Reprint edition (Jan. 11 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0882824406
- ISBN-13: 978-0882824406
- Product Dimensions: 14.6 x 1.9 x 23.5 cm
- Shipping Weight: 431 g
- Average Customer Review: 4 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #2,689,924 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Evil Web: A True Story of Cult Abuse and Courage Paperback – Jan 11 2013
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About the Author
Mary Rich, whose struggle to rebuild her own and her children's lives is ongoing, is still undergoing therapy and lives in Stuart, FL.
Carol Jose, a writer and award winning journalist, collaborated onGuerrilla In Striped Pants, which has been translated into several languages,The Sign of the Golden Grasshopper andYou Are Not Forgotten. A feature writer forFlorida Today, she resides in Melbourne, FL.
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I have talked to several people who have read this book, some of them actuallly closely related to Ron Larrinaga. He is, without a doubt, insane, and he deserves to be in jail for 180 years. None of those people disagree with that. Nor do they disagree with my opinon that Mary Rich herself, her husband and the other adults involved in this horror should be in jail right along with the evil leader Ron Larrinaga.
Don't misunderstand me. Of course there are bonfide cult victims. We've read and heard about many of them. However, it is my honest opinion, after reading this book that it is painfully obvious that the author/victim willingly went along with Larrinaga and dragged her family with her. She was obviously very much in love, or LUST or simply infatuated with Larrinaga. Her selfishness compelled her to go along with this man while he repeatedly raped and beat her and worse yet, her children. And oh, did I mention that she kept having children? The writings are very vague and superficial. It was very obvious to me just by reading the book that once the authorities REALLY got wind of these nuts (author included), that only then did she play the 'victim' card. As far as I'm concerned, she deserves to be in jail with him and the rest of the adults involved here. All of the adults involved in this case were free to go on, leading 'new' lives, leaving in their paths about twenty tortured, messed up kids to figure out what the hell happened to their lives.
One of the reviews here on Amazon is supposedly written by one of the daughters/victims of the writer called "Louise". I guess she is trying to incite some interest in the hope of generating some revenue in the way of sales for her nutball mother. I cannot believe the woman even has the gall to show her own photo in the book. I don't mean to sound so cynical. I know there are indeed victims of cults out there. But as I mentioned earlier, several other people who read this account, and further more, people who actually KNOW these nuts (I have never meet any of the people in the book, but they have) came away with the same thought I did: why is the author not in jail as well? It's a travesty of justice that she, along with the other adults involved are not. The idea that she or they are getting any money for this book is preposterous. The law SHOULD only give any monies earned from it to the REAL victims: the children.
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