Escape from Evil

Cathy Wilson

31 March 2022
368 pages


The compelling story of a woman who survived marriage to one of the UK’s most notorious serial killers.

In 2006, Cathy Wilson turned on the television and screamed with horror when a familiar face appeared on the news. Peter Tobin, her ex-husband and her son’s father, was a serial killer. After a criminal case that gripped the nation, he was found guilty of the murders of three women and is now serving a life sentence.

In Escape from Evil, Cathy reveals the shocking truth about her life with Tobin. They met when she was just sixteen and he seemed caring, until she started to catch glimpses of a very different man hiding behind his normal façade. He became controlling, then violent, until Cathy found herself trapped in a terrifyingly abusive marriage. Eventually, for the sake of her young son, she found the strength to escape and build a better life.

In her chilling memoir, Cathy describes how she helped the police build a case, and finally stood in court as a witness against the man who could so easily have murdered her too.