One summer day, Margaux Fragoso swam up to Peter Curran at the public swimming pool and asked him to play. She was seven; he was fifty-one. In time, he insidiously takes on the role of Margaux's playmate, father, lover and captor. Charming and repulsive, warm and violent, loving and manipulative, Peter burrowed into every aspect of Margaux's life and transformed her from a girl fizzing with imagination and affection into a deadened, young-old woman on the brink of suicide. Margaux Fragoso has unflinchingly explored the darkest episodes of her life, helping us see how pedophiles work hidden away in the open to steal childhood. Library Journal says "Fragoso manages to elicit dignity and humanity from the most depraved souls to tell an unforgettable survivor's story." There is a huge buzz about this book already.