The Other Side
Lacy Johnson was held prisoner in a soundproofed room in a basement apartment that her ex-boyfriend rented and outfitted for the sole purpose of raping and killing her. She escaped, but not unscathed. The Other Side is the haunting account of a first passionate and then abusive relationship, the events leading to Johnson’s kidnapping and imprisonment, her dramatic escape, and her hard-fought struggle to recover. At once thrilling, terrifying, harrowing, and hopeful, The Other Side offers more than just a true crime record. In language both stark and poetic, Johnson weaves together a richly personal narrative with police reports, psychological evaluations, and neurobiological investigations, provoking both troubling and timely questions about gender roles and the epidemic of violence against women.
*NOMINATED FOR AN EDGAR AWARD FOR BEST FACT CRIME!
*NATIONAL BOOKS CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD FINALIST!
*Kirkus names The Other Side one of the best books of 2014
*Chosen as a Barnes & Noble Discover Pick
*Kirkus calls The Other Side a “modern classic"
*The Houston Chronicle names The Other Side one of the 20 best books of 2014