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The family next door : the heartbreaking imprisonment of the thirteen Turpin siblings and their extraordinary rescue

Author: John Glatt
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2019. ©2019
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"To their family, neighbors, and online friends, Louise and David Turpin presented a picture of domestic bliss: dressing their thirteen children in matching outfits and buying them expensive gifts. But what police discovered when they entered the Turpin family home would eclipse the most shocking child abuse cases in history. For years, David and Louise had kept their children in increasing isolation, trapping them  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Case studies
Named Person: David Allen Turpin; Louise Ann Turpin
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Glatt
ISBN: 9781250202130 1250202132
OCLC Number: 1088599465
Description: x, 310 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: The seeds of evil --
The family --
The magnificent thirteen.
Other Titles: Heartbreaking imprisonment of the thirteen Turpin siblings and their extraordinary rescue
Responsibility: John Glatt.

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"To their family, neighbors, and online friends, Louise and David Turpin presented a picture of domestic bliss: dressing their thirteen children in matching outfits and buying them expensive gifts. But what police discovered when they entered the Turpin family home would eclipse the most shocking child abuse cases in history. For years, David and Louise had kept their children in increasing isolation, trapping them in a sinister world of torture, fear, and near starvation. In the first major account of the case, investigative journalist John Glatt delves into the disturbing details and recounts the bravery of the thirteen siblings in the face of unimaginable horror." -- From Amazon.com summary.

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