In 1984, friends and neighbors of Josef and Rosemarie Fritzl felt sorry for the couple whose 18-year-old daughter had run off to join a cult. No one, not even Rosemarie, suspected the truth: that Elisabeth was imprisoned in a soundproofed dungeon her father had constructed beneath their home. There, Josef, an Austrian engineer of some repute, kept her as his sex slave—for 24 years. His brutal acts of incest resulted in the birth of seven children, and not until one of them needed hospitalization, a 19-year-old who had never seen the light of day, was suspicion aroused. What would drive a man to commit such unspeakable acts? Secrets in the Cellar is a story all the more difficult to believe because it is true.
Hardcover Book : 256 pages
Publisher: St. Martins Press, LLC ( February 12, 2009 )
Item #: 12-705523
Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 8.25 x 0.576inches
Product Weight: 11.0 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
I found this book to be disturbing but a page turner. I can only imagine where this man's mind was in order to do this and actually believe it was ok. I wonder how long he would have kept them? Very good read!
This book was a GREAT READ!!! It's sad, discusting and horiffic to conceive how a father could bee so twisted and evil.
My heart goes out to his daughter and their incest children.
So good but soooo sad!!!
Reviewer: Paula B
I received this book yesterday, I am a slow reader with a short attention span- this book is very hard for me to put down, this isn't my usually type of book, it is a refreshing change and has chilled my bones, (what I have read so far). If you are like me as described above, I would recommend this book.
I read alot of true crime stories but it never ceases to amaze me how many sick twisted people there are who do these horrifying things to their own children and get away with it for such a long time before they finally get caught. It's scary you never know who you really live next store to!
Reviewer: Chris D
It was an interesting story. But I have to agree with one of the previous reviewers. Parts kept repeating themselves. And there were some repeats within paragraphs even. Between the repeating, the grammar and spelling, it was quite a tedious read. I would have to say that the editing & proofreading process should have caught that since the writer himself did not. Hopefully his other books are better.
Reviewer: Debi S