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A powerful, painful, and personal work of true crime. The brutal death of Stowers' ex-daughter-in-law at the hands of his son, Anson, is told with journalistic flair and insight, at the same time giving readers an intensely personal exploration of his own role and the family dynamic that gave rise to unspeakable violence. Photos.
"A truly unforgettable tale."—Jonathan Kellerman
Posted August 3, 2012
Posted September 15, 2003
Reading this validated the feelings I've experienced the past 10+ years. While our son's charges have been drug related thus far, the shame, the fear, the anger experienced by Mr. Stowers is all too familiar. The 'enabling' behavior of the author hit home, knowing it's not good for anyone, yet always hopeful it will make a difference.
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Posted July 23, 2002
A better title might be 'A Father's Patience.' I wondered when reading the book how Mr. Stowers managed to survive some of Anson's troubles. I gasped when he described the death of his daughter-in-law. That must have been terribly painful to write, as well as for his son to read. I especially enjoyed the book, because, although it is such a tragedy, it had an almost peaceful ending.
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Posted June 19, 2000
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Posted September 19, 2012
Very disappointed in Mr. Stowers! This is an autobiography! Praises his son at the end for admitting guilt, and hardly mentions the murder victim! Save your money! Please take this off the true crime list, hardly writes about crime at all!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted September 9, 2012