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I Survived by Victoria Cilliers

I Survived: I married a charming man. Then he tried to kill me. A true story.

Victoria Cilliers

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Imprint: Pan Books
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Publication date: 27 May 2020
ISBN: 9781529020373

The gripping inside story of the parachute plot by Victoria Cilliers, who survived her husband's attempts to murder her.

4 stars out of 5
2 Aug 2020

"she tells the story of her toxic marriage, murderous husband and miraculous survival, proving that reality can be as dramatic and gripping as fiction"

When Emile was arrested in 2015, the story made the front pages partly because of his method: tampering with her parachute. Cilliers had fallen 3,000ft with not only a damaged first chute, but a faulty reserve too. Now, in her memoir, I Survived, she tells the story of her toxic marriage, murderous husband and miraculous survival, proving that reality can be as dramatic and gripping as fiction... With I Survived, she has given us a window into this hellish relationship. I suspect married readers will be split into two camps: a majority for whom it sparks a deeper appreciation of their partner, and a tiny minority who will look at their spouse and wonder if they too are capable of such a callous betrayal.

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