Jennifer Asbenson was kidnapped by serial killer Andrew Urdiales when she was 19. After being tied up, assaulted and had a gun shoved in her throat, she was able to escape and run for her life.

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Now, 26 years later, Asbenson has written The Girl in the Treehouse, her personal story of escaping from a serial killer and overcoming other traumas she faced growing up.

“I told my whole life story the way I wanted to tell it,” Asbenson says to Dr. Phil on Thursday’s episode.

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She also shares why she worried “every minute of the day” after she escaped from Urdiales. Watch more in the video above.

On Thursday, hear about Asbenson’s nightmare – and why once she escaped, no one believed her. Check here to see where you can watch.

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