With lives at stake, david would have only twenty-four hours to outsmart his father—the brilliant, including his own, psychotic man who bragged that the three years he spent in the notorious San Quentin State Prison had been the easiest time of his life. The pale-faced lie is a searing, raw, palpable memoir that reminds us what an important role our parents play in our lives.
When he finally found the courage to stop helping his father with his criminal activities, he unwittingly triggered a plot of revenge that would force him into a showdown with Thurston Crow. David’s mom, too mentally ill to care for her children, couldn’t protect him. Soon he remarried, and David learned that his stepmother was just as vicious and abusive as his father.
The Pale-Faced Lie: A True Story #ad - Through sheer determination, and with the help of a few angels along the way, David managed to get into college and achieve professional success. Most of all, it’s an inspirational story about the power of forgiveness and the ability of the human spirit to rise above adversity, no matter the cost. One day, thurston packed up the house and took the kids, leaving her with nothing.
An Only Child and Her Sister: A Memoir#ad - Their mother, eve whitney, a stunning Hollywood beauty, didn’t much care for children. And so the sisters were forced to find their own paths through this horrific excuse of a childhood, each making choices that pulled them farther and farther apart when the one thing they needed was each other. Told without an ounce of self-pity or bitterness, this story is unique as well as universal.
The other didn’t fare so well. Casey and her little sister, Christine, started off with what looked like a good beginning. An only child and her sister is a compelling true life story. Two sisters born to the same parents but treated so differently; one ended up pregnant and married at thirteen. If casey got only sporadic moments of love and caring, Chris got nothing.
An Only Child and Her Sister: A Memoir #ad - But looks can be deceiving. The scenes of pain and incredible neglect live side by side with amazing moments of humor, courage, and triumph. Their father, but he had a secret drug habit that sent him careening between warm and loving parent one day, handsome, hugely charismatic man, Eddie Maxwell, was a successful songwriter and gag man; he was a brilliant, to hair-trigger monster the next.
Neither eddie nor Eve ever had a kind thought for their youngest child. Unfortunately, she had two.
If You Tell: A True Story of Murder, Family Secrets, and the Unbreakable Bond of SisterhoodThomas & Mercer #ad - Through it all, nikki, sami, and Tori developed a defiant bond that made them far less vulnerable than Shelly imagined. Even as others were drawn into their mother’s dark and perverse web, the sisters found the strength and courage to escape an escalating nightmare that culminated in multiple murders.
Harrowing and heartrending, sami, if you tell is a survivor’s story of absolute evil—and the freedom and justice that Nikki, and Tori risked their lives to fight for. A #1 wall street journal, usa Today, Amazon Charts, and Washington Post bestseller.1 new york times bestselling author Gregg Olsen’s shocking and empowering true-crime story of three sisters determined to survive their mother’s house of horrors.
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Until now. For years, their sadistic mother, torture, behind the closed doors of their farmhouse in Raymond, Shelly, Washington, degradation, subjected her girls to unimaginable abuse, and psychic terrors.
High Achiever: The Incredible True Story of One Addict's Double LifeHarmony #ad - She is a born storyteller who lived an incredible story, from blackmail by an ex-boyfriend to a soul-shattering deal with a drug dealer, and her telling brims with suspense and unexpected wit. Tiffany breaks through the stigma and silence to offer hope and inspiration to anyone battling the disease—whether it’s a loved one or themselves.
Not because of the twenty felonies she’d committed, but because her boyfriend was a Deputy Sherriff, or even that she’d been captain of the high school cheerleading squad just a few years earlier, or the nature of her crimes, and his friends—their friends—were the ones who’d arrested her. A raw and twisty page-turning memoir that reads like fiction, High Achiever spans Tiffany’s life as an active opioid addict, her 120 days in a Florida jail where every officer despised what she’d done to their brother in blue, and her eventual recovery.
High Achiever: The Incredible True Story of One Addict's Double Life #ad - Move over, orange Is the New Black. Amy dresner, author of my fair junkiewhen word got out that Tiffany Jenkins was withdrawing from opiates on the floor of a jail cell, people in her town were shocked. With heart-racing urgency and unflinching honesty, Jenkins takes you inside the grips of addiction and the desperate decisions it breeds.
National bestseller • an up-close portrait of the mind of an addict and a life unraveled by narcotics—a memoir of captivating urgency and surprising humor that puts a human face on the opioid crisis. Raw, brutal, and shocking.
The Girls Are Gone: The True Story of Two Sisters Who Vanished, the Father Who Kept Searching, and the Adults Who Conspired to Keep the Truth HiddenWise Ink Creative Publishing #ad - On the evening of april 19, 2013, Samantha and Gianna Rucki disappeared. And as the investigation intensified, catching the attention of the media, Sandra also disappeared. The girls are gone is the true story of two sisters who went missing, the father who kept searching, and the adults who conspired to keep the truth hidden.
Their mother, sandra grazzini-Rucki, used her newfound freedom to vacation around the world, abandoning her children. Two of five children born to david Rucki and Sandra Grazzini-Rucki, the teenage sisters vanished in the midst of their parents’ divorce. The girls’ father, worked tirelessly with law enforcement to search day and night for his two missing daughters, David Rucki, following every lead while raising three remaining children at home.
BAD KARMA: The True Story of a Mexican Surf Trip from HellOcean Front Publishing #ad - Mishap and misfortune rule the days, and mere survival takes precedence over surfing. In the summer of 1978, twenty-one-year-old paul wilson jumps at the chance to join two local icons on a dream surf trip to mainland Mexico, unaware their ultimate destination lies in the heart of drug cartel country. Original photographs including pre-kingpin el chapo, and barbarian days, combine to make this true story personal—in the tradition of Into The Wild by Jon Krakauer, and Wilson’s strong narrative style, A Surfing Life by William Finnegan—except this tale had to wait for the statute of limitations to expire before it could be told.
Bad karma is one badass piece of work. Jan goode“Hangin with El Chapo. Having no earthly idea of where he’ll get the money to pay his share, and determined to prove his mettle, he does the only thing he can think of: He robs a supermarket. Laura Herron. And, if karma didn’t already have enough reason to doom the trip, he soon learns one of his companions is a convicted killer on the run, and the other an unscrupulous cad.
BAD KARMA: The True Story of a Mexican Surf Trip from Hell #ad - Wow. Jba“what a great read! very captivating and thrilling! This book had me hooked since the beginning!” – Sam Pilot“One of the funniest true stories I've ever read. Penny pennell“paul’s writing is so colorful, so real.
Spilled Milk: Based On A True Story#ad - I couldn't put it down. Chelsea deboer, teen mom 2 "Spilled Milk is a story about resilience. Randis later would testify at a criminal trial against her father, who was sentenced to prison for his crimes. Randis's much-anticipated THREE GRAY DOTS, now available for sale. . He was sentenced to up to 16 years in 2004.
Your story touched me deeply. Juliet pritner, actress, law & order: svu Brooke Nolan is a battered child who makes an anonymous phone call to social services about the escalating brutality in her home. When they jeopardize her safety, condemning her to keep her father's secret, it's a glass of spilled milk at the dinner table that forces her to speak about the cruelty she's been hiding.
Spilled Milk: Based On A True Story #ad - In her pursuit for safety and justice brooke battles a broken system that pushes to keep her father in the home, and she risks losing the support of family, coming to the realization that some people simply do not want to be saved. Spilled milk is a novel of shocking narrative, triumph and resiliency. Check out bestselling author K.
L. Her painful -- and ultimately triumphant -- story is recounted in Randis' first novel, "Spilled Milk. Stacy brown, pocono Record Newspaper"I read this book in two days. The strength of the human mind and will power to live a better life.
Buried Beneath the Boarding House: A Shocking True Story of Deception, Exploitation and Murder True CrimeRyan Green Publishing #ad - Guests who were taken ill and vanished overnight, and a number of excuses why they couldn’t be contacted. He shared stories about holes being dug in the garden and filled in overnight. This was enough to launch a thorough investigation and on 11th November 1988, the Sacramento Police Department headed back to the boarding house with shovels in hand.
The owner, dorothea puente, was an adorable old lady who cared for stray cats and the rest of society’s castaways. If you are especially sensitive to this material, it might be advisable not to read any further. Were they wasting their time pursuing a charming and charitable old lady or were they closing in on a clandestine killer who exploited the most vulnerable members of society? The investigation gripped the entire nation and the answers lay Buried Beneath the Boarding House.
Buried Beneath the Boarding House: A Shocking True Story of Deception, Exploitation and Murder True Crime #ad - Ryan green presents a dramatic and chilling account of one of the most bizarre true crime stories in American history. Green’s riveting narrative draws the reader into the real-live horror experienced by the victims and has all the elements of a classic thriller. Caution: this book contains descriptive accounts of abuse and violence.
In 1988, a boarding house for the elderly, detectives from the Sacramento Police Department were called to investigate the disappearance of a man at his last known address, homeless and mentally ill. She had a strong standing in the community and was celebrated for her selfless charitable work. The search revealed nothing untoward but one of the guests recalled some unusual incidents leading up to the disappearance.
No One Is Perfect: The True Story Of Candace Mossler And America's Strangest Murder Trial#ad - Thirty years before the O. J. Simpson case, america was fascinated by another "trial of the century". When investigators discovered that "Candy and Mel" were carrying on an incestuous love affair, the pair were charged with the crime. The miami trial featured the legendary defense attorney, Percy Foreman, whose outrageous tactics created a number of memorable moments.
Jacques mossler, a prominent financier, was brutally murdered in his Key Biscayne apartment. Suspicion quickly fell upon Melvin Lane Powers, the shady nephew of Mossler's wife, Candace. A colorful parade of prosecution witnesses shared tales of recruiting hit men, and the unusual relationship between the glamorous aunt and her nephew.
No One Is Perfect: The True Story Of Candace Mossler And America's Strangest Murder Trial #ad - No one is perfect" is a thoroughly researched account of the landmark trial and the life of its chic blonde defendant.
More Than Just A Pretty Face: Can You Identify Any Of Us? Victims of Serial Killer Rodney AlcalaRJ Parker Publishing #ad - He was sentenced to death for the murders of four young women and a 12-year-old girl. Warning** this book contains graphic crime scene details and statements that some may find very disturbing. However, it is firmly believed that his victim count is much higher. Highly mobile, and able to fit in anywhere, Alcala 'flew under the radar’ during his murderous career in the 1960s and 1970s.
Law enforcement found a secret storage locker of Alcala’s containing hundreds of photographs of young women, children, and even two boys. Even though he was arrested and in prison since 1980, his trials and appeals were not complete until March 2010 Hiding in the shadows of depravity, Rodney James Alcala was one of the most cunning and terrifying of all serial killers.
More Than Just A Pretty Face: Can You Identify Any Of Us? Victims of Serial Killer Rodney Alcala #ad - They believe more of his victims could be among the unidentified photos. Can you identify any of us? Our photos were found in the secret storage locker of a Serial Killer.
The Warden's SonJBD Entertainment, LLC #ad - There i am, back under the hot sun, at the edge of the creek stinking of heat and moss. I was still a naive little waif until that nasty summer when everything changed. Now i sit here in my suit, so far removed from the boy of 1987 Virginia that I feel like I’m perfectly qualified to judge him. And, i became a murderer.
I made a new best friend. I am that boy again. I guess the most important thing to say up front was that the summer of 1987 was a pivotal time in my life. But when the window’s open, all i have to do is get a breeze from which I can detect the gluey stink of split black locust, or hear the froggy grind of a woodcock’s call, and then I’m no longer qualified.
The Warden's Son #ad - And i can make out the line of Redcoats marching in ramrod-straight formation along a pink-feathered sea of mountain laurel in the distance. What happens when a ten-year-old boy becomes friends with an inmate? Jimmy Allen's about to find out, and the crash of reality will stick with him for an eternity.
You heard right. The summer of 1987 was the ninth stop for yours truly on the great prison tour of my childhood. Not at the beginning. Every year a new town and a new prison to explore.