Book Review: Rabbit Hole by David Shurter

I just finished Rabbit Hole: A Satanic Ritual Abuse Survivor’s Story, by David Shurter, and it has left me shaken and upset. I’ve been running across accounts of terrible abuse by the CIA, the US government, the Jesuits, etc., but I’ve always been able to maintain a certain amount of emotional distance.

Not with this book.

David Shurter writes with a compelling and personal style about his own experience, and once you begin the book, you won’t want to stop. Here’s the ‘official’ book description:

From the nationwide satanic panic in the 1980s to local political cover-ups, shocking kidnappings, unsolved child murders, and scandalous pedophile rings, this book takes you behind the deceptive headlines and, finally, reveals what was going on in Omaha when all hell broke loose.

Rich and well-connected members of Omaha’s elite carried out unspeakable acts of abuse and even murder on innocent children. David Shurter was one of those sexually abused survivors forever scarred by the horrible rites performed on him by his own parents and other followers of Satan. It wasn’t until he entered psychotherapy in midlife that repressed childhood memories came to light, and when he discovered his gruesome nightmares were indeed real.

This book, finally, is an expose of the surprising participants and unbelievable horrors involving murder, drugs, lavish parties, pedophiles, suspected government conspiracies, and the Omaha gay scene that cast a dark cloud of suspicion over an unsuspecting city.

David Shurter takes you down the rabbit hole.

But, David does more than that. He takes you through the pain and self-loathing that afflicts the survivors of such abuse, and how he went through the process of healing from unimaginable trauma.

The word ‘unimaginable’ is important here, because it is clear that few believed him when he took the courageous step to go public. How awful to go through such terrible suffering and then be reviled as delusional. And, if I hadn’t seen evidence elsewhere that this has been happening, and continues to happen, I’m not sure that I would have believed him, myself.

But, I do believe him.

Worse, I believe him and know that this evil goes right to the heart of the United States government, the CIA and the Roman Catholic Church. The people that perpetrated such foul evil are running the US, and you need to know that.


Because you need to wake up. You need to wake up and take steps to protect yourself, your family and your community. Men and women who can rape little children and torture them in the foulest ways possible before sacrificing them to Satan… Men and women who can do that will stop at NOTHING in their quest to destroy you and your family and your community.

By the way, as a terrible side note, it is clear to me, as I read the book that it had been sanitized. You can see places where the flow has been jumbled because sections of text had been taken out. I do not doubt that there were experiences so awful and so gruesome, you might not have been able to bear reading about them.

Like I said, this book left me shaken and enraged at the evil that exists among us.

There are a couple more things that I need to add here – caveats, if you will. David Shurter is unashamedly gay, and he describes his experience within the homosexual community and with his male partner in a very positive and compelling way (but without prurient detail). This will be disturbing to many of you. It was certainly disturbing to me.

Also, David Shurter is a practitioner of Shamanism, while at the same time blending biblical elements with his religious views. His interaction with demonic forces and his experience with certain spiritual realms are dangerous beyond belief. The author firmly believes that his belief system is truth and is favored by God. I believe this to be a Satanic deception, made worse by his compelling advocacy of his personal beliefs.

So, if you are a Christian, only read this book if you have a firm grounding in the truth. If you are new in your faith, please choose other books to read. You’ve been warned.

Having said that, I hope that the author doesn’t take offense at my criticism. I have nothing but enormous respect and admiration for what he has done, and what he has written. He deserves our support as he seeks justice for the victims of these heinous crimes, and as he continues to recover from the terrible evil done to him.

May God direct his way.


David Shurter has a website and blog that he updates regularly:

He also includes quite a few resources that will help people to better understand the events surrounding this book, as well as some of the evil that is going on behind closed doors.

You can obtain the book at CreateSpace, here:

And, you can get the book on Amazon, here:

By the way, the Kindle edition of the book is only $3.95, and well worth every penny.