- Title: Cult Sister: My Decade In One Of The World’s Most Secretive Sects
- Author: Lesley Smailes
- Publisher: Tafelberg
- Country of Origin: South Africa
- Publication Year: 2017
- ISBN: 9780624080404
- Bib. Info: Paperback; 276pp
After matric Lesley took a gap year to the United States. Before she left, her mother, in jest or premonition, said: “Don’t get married and don’t join a cult” – but Lesley ended up in what is considered one of the most dangerous existing cults in America.
In this book Lesley shares the story of her life-changing years with this group – living out of a backpack, an arranged marriage to a Brother, having home births, threats of losing her children and surviving in strange, glorious ways.