Married to the Black Widow

Married to the Black Widow A Chilling True Story of Lies and Deception

Hardback (20 Jul 2023)

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Publisher's Synopsis


'Not many people know how much their life is worth. I do.

'The value of my life, or more specifically the cost of ending it, can be measured on a sliding scale based on method, reliability and efficiency. Fifteen thousand pounds would buy you plausible deniability and a brick across the back of the head from a London-based professional hitman. Or, if you're on a budget, five grand for "some nutter" to come down from Glasgow.'

Rob and his now ex-wife, Victoria, met at university. Their relationship started off happily, they moved to Falmouth in Cornwall before getting married. However, it quickly descended into a nightmare marriage of psychological manipulation, coercive control and emotional abuse - all from the woman who was supposed to love him.

Rob's life was gradually destroyed as Victoria extended a web of lies around him, manipulating, suffocating and isolating him from the outside world. It was only through his baby daughter, Grace, that he found the courage to leave Victoria. But even then, Rob could never really escape, and Victoria continued to haunt and torment his life. In fact, her actions became more and more extreme, culminating in approaches to several different men with requests to help her murder Rob.

As featured in Channel 4's 24 Hours in Police Custody, Married to the Black Widow is both a bone-chilling, real-life, psychological thriller and a powerful and honest true story of a father's unrelenting battle for freedom and justice.

Book information

ISBN: 9781399603829
Publisher: Orion
Imprint: Seven Dials
Pub date:
DEWEY: 362.8292
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 323
Weight: 542g
Height: 166mm
Width: 243mm
Spine width: 31mm