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Seductive Poison: A Jonestown Survivor’s Story of Life and Death in the People’s Temple

Seductive Poison: A Jonestown Survivor’s Story of Life and Death in the People’s Temple

Author(s): Deborah Layton

Location(s): Guyana

Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs

Era(s): 1970s

In this haunting and riveting firsthand account, a survivor of Jim Jones’s Peoples Temple opens up the shadowy world of cults and shows how anyone can fall under their spell.

A high-level member of Jim Jones’s Peoples Temple for seven years, Deborah Layton escaped his infamous commune in the Guyanese jungle, leaving behind her mother, her older brother, and many friends.

She returned to the United States with warnings of impending disaster, but her pleas for help fell on sceptical ears, and shortly thereafter, in November 1978, the Jonestown massacre shocked the world.

Seductive Poison is both an unflinching historical document and a suspenseful story of intrigue, power, and murder.

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