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Behind Closed Doors

By: Katherine X, Sue Smethurst (As told to)

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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 sixties 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, and 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.

About the Author

Sue Smethurst is a bestselling author and journalist. She coauthored the bestselling series of books, The Clothesline Diet, The Clothesline Diet Club, Why Can’t I Lose Weight?, and The Clothesline Diet USA. She is currently a Senior Writer for The Australian Women's Weekly magazine. Sue is passionate about empowering women and giving them the confidence and knowledge to make positive change to their lives.

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3.0

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  • Easy To Read

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  • A Bit Slow
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    Comments about Behind Closed Doors:

    It is terrible that no one ever took early intervention in her younger life.
    It wasn't a bad book but a bit clinical for me.

     
    4.0

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        Comments about Behind Closed Doors:

        An interesting read. The tone of the book is clinical, with the main message highlighting the damage that is caused by turning a blind eye and how a person can make a difference.

         
        3.0

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        from Gippsland

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            Comments about Behind Closed Doors:

            Very shocking to think this was happening , sad, eye opener

             
            5.0

            I would buy this book again and again

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            from victoria

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              Comments about Behind Closed Doors:

              I found this book very well informed. And enjoyed it to t fullest,

               
              5.0

              Very accurate

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              from Dandenong North

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                  Comments about Behind Closed Doors:

                  No One can believe that it happens in todays world
                  The father needs the death penalty.

                   
                  5.0

                  How on earth was this allowed to go on for so long.

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                  from Sydney, Australia

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                    Comments about Behind Closed Doors:

                    How was this allowed to go on for so long ?
                    This is a book that should be read by people from all walks of life.
                    Well written and written from the heart.
                    Kudos to you K.

                     
                    4.0

                    Had to imagine how anything like this could really happen.

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                      Comments about Behind Closed Doors:

                      The facts of this book makes one more aware of what could be happening even next door to them.

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                      ISBN: 9781925030457
                      ISBN-10: 1925030458
                      Audience: General
                      Format: Paperback
                      Language: English
                      Number Of Pages: 245
                      Published: 1st May 2015
                      Publisher: Simon & Schuster Australia
                      Country of Publication: AU
                      Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.3
                      Weight (kg): 0.34