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Face of a Bigamist: A True Story of Deception, Betrayal and Control Kindle Edition
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If you want to keep a secret, don't put it on FACEBOOK!
What would YOU do if you found out that the man you married had a secret life that culminated in the ultimate betrayal?
Yve Gibney tells the real-life story from their 'love at first sight' chance encounter while working as ex-pats in Nigeria to the gradual realisation that her husband of 19 years, Maurice Gibney, was actually of deceit, manipulation, and coercive control and that their marriage had been a lie from the moment they had met.
Rich in investigative detail, she describes how, after viewing the profile picture of a stranger on Facebook, she unearthed a trail of hidden clues to discover a chain of evidence and shocking revelations that led to the discovery of her husband's duplicitous lifestyle and bigamous marriage in Oman.
She also outlines her judicial journeys through the family divorce court and eventually the criminal courts for the bigamy verdict. The courtroom dramas are a real roller-coaster ride as she reveals the cruelties and biases implicit in how unjustly and insensitively the justice system treats victims of these types of psychological and physical crimes, to the point where at times, it felt like she was the perpetrator and the Bigamist, the victim.
While it may be true that hell has no fury like a woman scorned, Yve Gibney's detective work and determination led to Maurice's downfall and his disgrace and her redemption. Don't get mad; get even.
Yve's intriguing story received worldwide media coverage. She made a guest appearance on the Lorraine Kelly Show and was interviewed by Anna Foster on BBC Radio 5 and on ITV National News, Yve recently appeared with Eva and Nick Speakman on ITV's This Morning Show in a feature entitled Dangerous Love, where they described her story 'as a case of betrayal that shocked us both to the core'.
- ASIN : B08XY6CZP5
- Publication date : March 30, 2021
- Language : English
- File size : 1185 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Sticky notes : On Kindle Scribe
- Print length : 317 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,745,436 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
- #713 in Biographies of Hoaxes & Deceptions
- #2,345 in Dysfunctional Families (Books)
- #2,633 in Biographies & Memoirs of Criminals
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It is a book with as many facets as the protagonist has faces, with the chronology of a diary, the intrigue of a detective novel, the suspense of a psychological thriller and with its exotic backdrops, the imagery of a travelogue. But it is no Who Done It! Rather like an episode of Colombo we know the culprit's identity from the start, and like a Colombo story it is the inevitability of his drip by drip expose which keeps our attention to the bitter end.
To many bigamy is victimless, scarcely a crime at all. It warrants little more than a few titillating paragraphs in the tabloid press who afford it the gravitas of a Dick Emery Dirty Vicar Sketch. And sadly the criminal justice system is shown here to take this most traditionally male of crimes barely more seriously. We are presented with the devastating impact on the lives of those left in its wake. The financial strain on the author and the mental strain on her son as the crooked wheels of justice creak haltingly into action.
The mark of a good book is that it forces the reader to think, challenges her to re-evaluate existing ideas, confront stereotypes.... and 'Face of a Bigamist' does just this. We inevitably ask why the miscreant was all but let off, why his victims had to fight so hard for such meagre crumbs of justice. What is wrong with a system which ignores the victim and excuses the offender.
And what of the man himself, what has become of him. He has no doubt been allowed to slink off into the comfortable anonymity of the well paid expatriate contractor. Do his employers know of his dishonesty, does his new wife really know to whom she is married, and which of his faces does he see when he looks into his shaving mirror? And will our author don again her old Colombo raincoat and find this out for us. I am certainly waiting for the sequel.
An excellent book, truly worth reading.
The quality of writing hints at the author’s ability to articulate beautifully, and ironically,you are drawn by the soothing lull of her ordeal as if sitting at that kitchen table yourself.
Her raw honesty is embedded in every word, and creates a stark juxtaposition to the lies
of the counterfeit husband and the failings of the justice system.
The two thoughts I closed this book with:
If this is what it takes to be heard as a ‘victim’, it leaves little wonder that so many women choose not to take it on, end up mentally destroyed , or in some cases, dead.
What a terrifying hold a narcissist has over everyone in their “game”-that even in the face of the truth,backed by evidence,they still choose to dance to his tune.