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

9 Ratings: 3.3
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review by . May 08, 2013
Compelling and disturbing. I could not put it down.
I had seen a documentary a while back on PBS, and Deborah Layton was one of the many former members and survivors who gave commentary on People's Temple and specifically the Rev. Jim Jones. In introducing Layton, there was a marker under her name that indicated she had written a book titled, Seductive Poison, on the infamous death cult. I ordered it. All I can say is that Layton's memoir is an altogether fascinating read that will keep you on the edge of your seat, because her very detailed …
review by . June 09, 2010
I absolutely love this book. I am incredibly interested in religious cults, and especially the leaders of them, and this book offered an unparalleled glimpse into the inner world of the Peoples Temple. Considering that only 5 people who were at Jonestown the day of the tragedy escaped with their lives, Deborah Layton's story is one that 908 other people never got the chance to tell (though she wasn't actually there that day). Layton was a core member of the Peoples Temple and got a very …
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