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The Witness Wore Red

By: Rebecca Musser, M. Bridget Cook
Narrated by: Rebecca Musser
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Summary

You've watched Keep Sweet: Pray and Obey, the top 5 true-crime docuseries on Netflix. Now discover the revealing memoir of one woman featured in the series who was forced into polygamous marriage and her brave struggle to protect others from the same fate.

Rebecca Musser grew up in fear, concealing her family's polygamous lifestyle from the "dangerous" outside world. Covered head-to-toe in strict, modest clothing, she received a rigorous education at Alta Academy, the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints' school headed by Warren Jeffs. Always seeking to be an obedient Priesthood girl, in her teens she became the 19th wife of her people's prophet: 85-year-old Rulon Jeffs, Warren's father. Finally sickened by the abuse she suffered and saw around her, she pulled off a daring escape and sought to build a new life and family.

The church, however, had a way of pulling her back in—and by 2007, Rebecca had no choice but to take the witness stand against the new prophet of the FLDS in order to protect her little sisters and other young girls from being forced to marry at shockingly young ages. The following year, Rebecca and the rest of the world watched as a team of Texas Rangers raided the Yearning for Zion Ranch, a stronghold of the FLDS. Rebecca's subsequent testimony would reveal the horrific secrets taking place behind closed doors of the temple, sending their leaders to prison for years, and Warren Jeffs for life.

The Witness Wore Red is a gripping account of one woman's struggle to escape the perverse embrace of religious fanaticism and sexual slavery, and a courageous story of hope and transformation.

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©2013 Rebecca Musser (P)2013 Hachette Book Group

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"Compelling . . . the book speaks to the ways isolation, fear and secrecy can shelter insidious abuses until someone has the courage to step forward as a witness."—Kirkus Reviews

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Truley exceptional book, written by an exceptional woman. Very inspiring and moving. Highly recommended read

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Difficult listening but worth it

This woman's story is remarkable and her insights into the FLDS are fascinating. I couldn't stop listening. My heart hurt for her and for all the girls and women caught up in the cult - and the young boys discarded in order to prop up an unsustainable family structure. I hope her sisters get out.

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Couldn't put it down.

Loved learning about this way of life. Couldn't put it down. Greatly Recommend you read.

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great book with an interesting but hard to listen to at times story line . read in clear manner

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Apart from a bad Texan accent, this book was gripping from start to finish. The courage and desire shown by Becky throughout was nothing short of remarkable, or was it just a desire for fame? I'm still undecided. Great book nevertheless

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Incredible story of a religious cult

This is the most engrossing and thought-provoking true story of how one evil religious leader can control and manipulate hundreds of innocent people. A must for anyone who hates power-driven leaders.

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Inspiring and interesting

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One of the most inspiring books I have read, Rebecca has more strength that most could ever imagine. I learnt a lot about flds and Mormonism

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Revealing

An insight, from one woman's personal experience, into how manipulative individuals and organisations can operate, and how people's view of the world and themselves can be distorted and damaged. And an insight into how individuals outside the 'cult' can (and probably should more often) act to end the sway of these organisations

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Good insight of the FLDS

Really interesting story of the background of the story of a woman who got out of FLDS and gave everything she had to protect kids. unbelievable that this was possible at such a big scale.
I had to get used to the narration but that was fast. for the rest the book is definitely recommend!

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What a story!

I was informed of this book whilst on a recent tour through the States when we were driving past some of the townships present in this book. What an amazing woman you are Rebecca!! Your strength is inspirational x

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