We’re giving away proof copies of Cult Following: My Escape and Return to the Children of God by Bexy Cameron.
Bexy Cameron was in her late twenties then the dark events of her past finally caught up with her.
Bexy was born into the Children of God, one of the world’s most notorious cults. She was 9 years old when she experienced her first exorcism, held in a secret commune deep in the British countryside. At 10, she was placed on Silence Restriction, forced to be silent for a whole year. Even from an early age, she knew what was happening was not right. At the age of 15, she escaped, leaving behind her parents and 11 siblings.
Haunted by her past, Bexy set off on a road trip across America, embedding herself in the underbelly of religious cults, living with children who, like her, are born into the worlds their parents and cult leaders have created for them.
It is a journey of meth cooks, monks, Jesus Freaks, soap-making Armageddonists, surveillance vans and finally, confronting her parents and herself.
If you love moving narrative non-fiction of the highest quality that immerses you in the story like a thriller; documentary series such as Wild, Wild Country or Going Clear; or want to read this incredible book before it is made into a TV series (currently optioned by Dakota Johnson’s production company), apply below.
To be considered please email Felice McKeown firstname.lastname@example.org by 26 July telling us why you would like your reading group to be considered for this.