When retired Navy  rear admiral John Perry proposed, Barabra Bentley couldn’t beleive her luck. He came with a remarkable military background, spoke seven languages, knew celebrities, and had an impressive family pedigree. Dashing, attentive, full of fantastic stories, he seemed almost too good to be true.


He was.


From the start, things didn’t add up. Barbara struggled to ignore her doubts, especially when John got angry, and she kept trying to put the pieces together...unaware that some were simply missing. Even as John drained her credit, dodged her questions, manipulated and misled her, she stayed with him, suppressing her growing suspicions. Ultimately he would try to kill her, proving himself not a protector and provider - but a predator.


A dance with the devil is Barbara’s courageous, compelling story- in her own words- of the slow, choking darkness that fell after her honeymoon was over, and what it took to finally make her escape. She reveals her transformation form terrified victim of deception to triumphant activist-and details her continuing efforts to never let the same thing happen to another woman.

Cover: paperback

A dance with the Devil A true Story of Marriage to a Psychopath by Barbara Bent

  • Hard back (damaged sleeve) 

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