In Millsboro, Delaware Debbie suffers a five-day ordeal at the hands of an attacker, who kills her husband, keeps her blindfolded and gagged, rapes her, and forces her to sleep next to him.

A new series that tells the real-life stories of people who faced life-threatening events, yet somehow found the courage and strength to survive against all odds.

In this episode, Bridget Kelly is raped, shot three times, and left for dead by an intruder in her Abeline, Texas home; Daryl is caught in a freak blizzard that threatens to bury him alive in his jeep; and two boys, Ryan and John, survive a plane crash in Wichita, Kansas and maintain cell phone contact with a 911 operator as rescuers desperately try to find them.

In New Philadelphia, Ohio Brandi and her friend, Liz, offer a ride to a man who turns on them, stabbing fatally Liz repeatedly and sexually assaulting Brandi and then throwing her into a river.

Joseph and two other men are stranded on a rocky, barren island for 13 days.

Then one day, Adrienne starts hanging out with Jen, the most popular girl in class and the leader of a circle of friends called Everyone in The Group wants to be Jen's #1, and some girls would do anything to stay on top, even if it means bullying others.

Now every day is like a roller coaster for Shannon. When they try to contact him, they discover that his phone has gone dead.The following morning, Cork and Rainy fly to Coronado County in southern Arizona, where Peter has been working as a counselor in a well-known drug rehab center.On the Fourth of July, just as fireworks are about to go off in Aurora, Minnesota, Cork O'Connor and his new bride Rainy Bisonette listen to a desperate voicemail left by Rainy's son, Peter.(Read more...) The message is garbled and full of static, but they hear Peter confess to the murder of someone named Rodriguez.Midway through college, she has finished a novel and manages to find a seasoned agent, then a publisher; but as she climbs the ladder of publishing success, she resolutely adheres to her father's admonition: Men read crime thrillers by men only, and so Alexandra Winslow publishes under the pseudonym Alexander Green, her true identity known only to those closest to her, creating a double life that isolates her: her secret life as the mysterious and brilliantly successful Alexander Green, and her own life as a talented young woman, expose her to the envious, the arrogant, and Hollywood players who have no idea who she really is.