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This gripping and dramatic story is a powerful argument for the rights of crime victims and a testament to the author's courage and resilience.

--Publishers Weekly


From sunshine and roses to the darkest shadows in the grip of a madman, Debbie Puglisi Sharp tells her story of victory over horror and captivity. I read this with absolute concentration where no sound or duty dared interrupt. It is a classic in the true crime genre, but it is more than that--it hands a portion of power and belief in herself to every woman who reads it. I recommend it wholeheartedly!

--Ann Rule


This is true crime from the point of view of the victim, and reading it is an unforgettably intense experience.



Riveting and disturbing

-- Kirkus Reviews

Professional Speaking Endorsements

"Debbie's incredible story is not only a detailed case study that should be read by every criminal justice major, but it is a primer for those who want to study victimology. She skillfully brings academic thoeories and concepts to a conscious level that everyone can understand. On another level, the book serves to embolden rape victims to move forward and "reclaim their shattered lives." Debbie helps the reader to understand the difference between being a victim and survivor. That is why Shattered is required reading for our graduate students."

-Thomas B. Cupples, Chair, Behavioral Science Division, Wilmington College, DE

"Debbie Puglisi Sharp has lectured at our annual Delaware State Police Homicide Conference. Her unique perspective on her tragic ordeal has captivated the audience of criminal investigators year after year. Debbie gains strength by sharing her story with law enforcement, and law enforcement gains a valuable perspective through the eyes of a victim by listening to her story. It is a win-win situation for both victims and law enforcement. Debbie is one of the strongest and most courageous women that I have had the pleasure of meeting, and all should hear the inspiring message of her transition from victim to survivor."

-Lieutenant John R. Evans, Officer-in-Charge, Homicide Unit, Delaware State Police

"Debbie Puglisi Sharp has spoken at several Middle Atlantic-Great Lakes Organized Crime Law Enforcement (MAGLOCLEN) Conferences. Reliving her terrifying experience in front of law enforcement officers not only helped to pave the way for her to rebuild a shattered life, it also sends a message to law enforcement on how to handle and investigate a victim of sexual violence. She is always there for the victim and investigator. Debbie is truly a very unique and special individual and I am especially honored to call her a friend."

-James A. Boylan, Jr.,
Training Law Enforcement Coordinator MAGLOCLE


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