The shocking true story of a bizarre kidnapping and the victims' re-victimization by the justice system.
In March 2015, Denise Huskins and her boyfriend Aaron Quinn awoke from a sound sleep into a nightmare. Armed men bound and drugged them, then abducted Denise. Warned not to call the police or Denise would be killed. Aaron agonized about what to do. Finally he put his trust in law enforcement and dialed 911. But instead of searching for Denise, the police accused Aaron of her murder. His story, they told him, was just unbelievable. When Denise was released alive, the police turned their fire on her, dubbing her the “real-life ‘Gone Girl’” who had faked her own kidnapping.
In Victim F, Aaron and Denise recount the horrific ordeal that almost cost them everything. Like too many victims of sexual violence, they were dismissed, disbelieved, and dragged through the mud. With no one to rely on except each other, they took on the victim blaming, harassment, misogyny, and abuse of power running rife in the criminal justice system. Their story is, in the end, a love story, but one that sheds necessary light on sexual assault and the abuse by law enforcement that all too frequently compounds crime victims’ suffering.
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One of the best reads in awhile
I decided to buy this book after watching the couple on 20/20. The book was 100 times even better because it filled in so much of the story that the public never knew. I loved how both Aaron and Denise went back and forth to tell their stories. I found myself going through so many emotions for them and it took such incredible, raw vulnerability to share their entire experience. I am confident their family is just so proud of them. I see the hand of God all over their life. I highly encourage this book for others! Truly inspiring and written EXTREMELY well.