About the Book
The CrimeThat Made National Headlines!
The Abduction & Survival of Teri Jendusa-Nicolai
Covered by CNN, Interviewed On 20/20 With Barbara Walters, Oprah Show Appearance
Teri Jendusa-Nicolai married David Larsen with high hopes of a normal, happy marriage. What Teri couldn’t have known was David had concealed his true personality for more than a decade. Behind his mask of humor and sociability lie a domineering husband, relentless in his pursuit of absolute control over his wife.
After several attempts to escape her marriage, Teri finally left David for good, soon after the birth of their second daughter. Slowly, she began to piece back together a life for her and her girls. But David’s reign of terror wasn’t over yet.
Left for Dead is the compelling account of one woman’s indomitable will to survive and to hope when all hope was lost.
Comments By Contributors
“This book is important because it gets our message out as to what we do to help abusers change their value systems.”
Maureen Manning-Rosenfeld, clinical professional counselor
“Teri Jendusa-Nicolai’s story is a powerful example of the horrific lengths of barbarism a man can go to when he considers a woman his personal property. And it is, equally, an inspiring, riveting story of a woman’s courage and clear thinking under the absolute worst of conditions, and of her tenacious hold to life…”
-Lundy Bancroft, author, trainer, and activist on male violence against women
Amazon Book Review
Best-Selling True Crime Author RJ Parker (5 stars out of 5)
After three years of marriage and two daughters, this brave woman had enough of the abuse and got out. She started to get her life back together and had recently re-married. She went to pick up her daughters at her ex-husbands place and he said the daughters were hiding so to come in a find them. After entering, he beat her numerous times over the head with a baseball bat. Taped her up, gagged her, and put her in a garbage bin in the back of his pickup and brought her to a storage unit. There he placed many boxes on top of the garbage bin, sealed the door and left.
Without given the story away, when Jendusa was found, she was unrecognizable, lost all her toes due to frost bite, underwent surgeries, five weeks in hospital and miscarried. She had only found out the day before that she was pregnant.
It’s a sad gripping story, but with a happy ending.
Bestselling true crime author, RJ Parker