By Eileen Ross. Ross was assaulted by a man who came to be known as the Spider Man Rapist; during the attack, which included a robbery and the rapist hurting Ross's dogs, she came up with a plan to secure physical evidence against him, then went public with her ordeal to help other survivors. The story is very intriguing (although Ross, who wrote the book, refers to herself in the third person, which apparently leads to some weird moments per the reviews on Google Books)...but this edition's cover, good grief. Titled and fonted like a bodice-ripper written by Elvira, it features an unflattering portrait of the author and one of her dogs, a very awkward subtitle, and a back cover that's almost parodic in how many triggers it crams into four inches of text.
Now that I've mostly talked you out of buying this book, let's talk about its condition. It's a former-library hardcover, with the attendant binding and stickers; there's also a card holder in the front, for your bookmark, and a "withdrawn" stamp and a few small stains on the page edges. Inside pages have a few water marks and stains as well, but no dog-ears or writing. Slight lean to the spine, but it's holding well. It's not one you'll want to display in your home, probably, so that's all fine, and it's a perfectly good reading copy.