Surviving the Devil

ABOUT Angie Cox

Angie Cox
I am a woman on fire with purpose. The cause most near and dear to my heart is child abuse awareness, a cause with which I am intimately acquainted from my time in the British foster care system. At the hands of the Laurence family, my twin David and I endured the most brutal abuse on a da More...



It’s not often a child comes face-to-face with the Devil, but my twin brother, David, and I lived with him. “He” was actually a “she,” and her name was Mrs. Lawrence, our foster mother.

Born in a prison and addicted to heroin as infants, five-month-old Angie and her twin David are sent to live with the Lawrences. They have a house but no family as they grow up without knowing love. Their foster mother mercilessly beats them, forces them to eat their own feces, kills their pets, and locks them in their rooms for days with no food. As Angie ages, she is locked in a coal shed, faces constant degradation, and falls victim to sexual abuse. She knows she has to escape, but how?

For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us,

so that through the endurance taught in the scriptures and the encouragement

they provide we might have hope. 


Surviving the Devil is a factual account of abuse at the hands of an erratic, violent woman, as famously depicted on the Trisha Show and through the Irwin Mitchell court case. Though Angie sees no light at the end of the tunnel, she finds solace in her twin. They share an undying, pure love for one another and a resolve to come out of the house…alive.