Sonya grows up in an upper middle class home with an alcoholic father. She acquires a taste for alcohol and drinks her first bottle of champagne when she is just twelve.
Despite her dysfunctional family life, Sonya has the necessary tools to lead a productive life and leaves home for college. Living alone and left to her own devices, the choices she makes are not all good.
Sonya is promiscuous, dating both men and women, while seemingly oblivious to any relationship she is currently in. She spends money lavishly, ventures to other countries on her own, and overindulges in alcohol and drugs. even going as far as to sell them. She brushes off everyone's warnings—telling herself she's still young and just having fun.
Ultimately, Sonya realizes her choices have turned to need and threaten to ruin a relationship she values the most. Thus begins her long road to recovery. The road is unforgiving. She suffers many losses, and stumbles often only to get back up and start again. The last obstacle she faces may prove to be the most difficult.
Sonya’s father has always been brutally outspoken concerning her sexual preferences. In death, the final message he sends threatens to put Sonya over the edge…
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About the Author
SHERRIE LUEDER, International Best Selling True Crime Author: Sherrie Lueder was born on November 13, 1951 in Tracy, Minnesota and christened Sherrie Rae Taarud. She would be the second oldest of four siblings. She met her husband, a lifelong resident of Wisconsin, where they chose to settle and raise their four children. Sherrie loved spending her summers near the water and enjoyed long days of lounging on the beach reading mystery novels and writing poetry. One of her poems "A Tribute to Mom" was published in a local newspaper (The Lake Park News, December 29, 1979), and later in Eddie-Lou Cole's Anthology of Great Poems.
Dawn Taarud-Martinez joined Sherrie Lueder’s literary team in April 2012 as an Investigative Researcher. Sherrie recruited Dawn to help her and the team with “UNTIL SOMEONE GETS HURT”, the multi-layered crime spree and murder by a master criminal enterprise as well as Aspen, Snow, Blow, and Bo. Dawn Taarud co-author "My Guarded Secrets" A True Story with Best Selling Author, Sherrie Lueder. Dawn will continue working with Lueder on forthcoming books as co-author and conducting extensive research and exclusive interviews with the victims and convicted murderers in the case.