"After months of silence, Chris asked me to meet him in Central Park, where he explained that he wouldn’t be seeing me for a while."
Cults seem a distant, almost historical phenomena – but according to author Beth Lewis, that couldn't be further from the truth.
On 18 November 1978, cult-leader Jim Jones led over 900 of his followers to participate in a mass murder-suicide. It would become the largest deliberate loss of American civilian life until 11 September 2001. Forty years on, the survivors still struggle to come to terms with the impact of that day, and the events that preceded them.