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A Silence of Mockingbirds: The Memoir of a Murder
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 159692375X, Hardcover)
ONE BOOK ONE COMMUNITY read
ANN RULE says A Silence of Mockingbirds is beautifully written by a very talented investigative journalist. But, even more, this is Karen Zacharias's own story too, one of trust betrayed. A tragic book that we should all take to heart. We cannot change the past but we can save children who are in peril now. Karen has given us Karly's legacy, that of a small, bright spirit who loved and was loved. And yet destroyed by heedless caretakers. A must read. Compelling and heartbreaking."
This is not a simple love story. It is the troubling tale of a father's love for the daughter he was unable to protect. Investigative journalist and author Karen Spears Zacharias never anticipated that she would become one of the characters involved in a high-profile murder. But when she reconnects with a young woman named Sarah, who lived in the Zacharias home at one time and was treated like family, Karen discovers that something unspeakable has happened to Sarah's daughter, Karly. Compelled to consider her own culpability in this tragic case, Karen pieces together what happened to Karly through court documents, investigators' interviews, and interviews with friends, family, law enforcement officials, and key witnesses.
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An examination of the abuse that led to the murder of three-year-old Karly Sheehan reveals the tendency of people to disregard or keep silent about predatory behavior, and brings to light many instances in which the abuse could have been stopped.
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