Escaping the Arroyo

Escaping the Arroyo

Title:Escaping the Arroyo
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780985621216
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:First Edition

On April 5, 1981, two college coeds were kidnapped from a residential street of Albuquerque, New Mexico. The next morning, the girls were found in a desolate mountain arroyo; one raped and murdered, the other savagely stabbed 33 times and left for dead. As fear engulfed the University of New Mexico's quiet campus, police had few clues to assist them in tracking down the vicious killer. This book is based on the true story of what happened that night in the Sandia Mountains, a shockingly brutal crime that changed the city of Albuquerque forever. It is a gritty tale of unspeakable violence and the relentless search for justice, but it is also the story of a young woman's incredible will to live ... and her life-long struggle to escape the legacy of that deadly arroyo.


    Escaping the Arroyo Reviews

  • Vicki Willis

    This was a horrific tale of true crime. It is amazing anyone could have the will to live through this kind of attack. The book was very fast paced and had short chapters. It did tend to jump around fr...

  • Ellie

    This is the gripping story of a young woman victimized in a vicious attack that left her best friend dead and her own life changed in ways she would never have chosen. Colene Bush was stabbed 33 times...

  • The BookAholics Diary

    Escaping the Arroyo is based on a true crime committed in 1981 and is a dramatization of events that occurred before, during and after the crime. This story is told in four parts and focuses on the su...

  • Joan

    A True StoryTwo young men on a trip found a half nude girl bleeding to death on highway I-40 east of Albuquerque near Tijeras canyon. Because she felt so cold, the men wrapped her in their heavy sleep...

  • Shelleyrae at Book'd Out

    Drawing on court documents, interviews, five years of research and Colene Bush's first hand account, Escaping the Arroyo combines fact with considered conjecture to create a compelling account of an u...

  • Lynda Kelly

    This was an amazing and shocking true story but was marred by the amount of mistakes through it, many of them very sloppy indeed which spoilt it. I do hope she'll revise all the errors and tidy it up....

  • Georgia Roybal

    This book and I were meant to be together. First of all, I won it as a First Reads book. That always makes me happy. Then, when I got it, the author Joyce Nance said I had a copy with some errors; wou...

  • Tammy Caceres

    The true story is gripping, but the writing wasn't up to it. Additionally, the book is riddled with typos that should be corrected. The aftermath story of Colene's life for the 30 plus years since the...

  • Bettye McKee

    A terrible, tragic storyTwo University of New Mexico students, Julie Jackson and Colene Bush were kidnapped off the street, forced at knifepoint into a car, and driven to a secluded place where they w...

  • William

    Good book. As a sociologist, I found it a wonderful insight into the criminal tendancies of an individual as well as the victim. It is too often that we focus on the crime and the criminal and not the...