Larry Edwards unmasks the emotional trauma of violent loss as he ferrets out new facts to get at the truth of how and why his parents were killed.
In 1977, Loren and Joanne Edwards left Puget Sound aboard their 53-foot sailboat Spellbound, destined for French Polynesia. Six months later they lay dead aboard their boat in the middle of the Pacifi c Ocean. Larry's younger brother became the prime suspect in the FBI's murder investigation. But federal prosecutors never indicted him, leaving the case unresolved and splitting the Edwards family into feuding factions.
Three decades later, a dispute over how to respond to a true-crime book by Ann Rule-which contained an inaccurate account of the case-ripped the tattered family even farther apart.
In "Dare I Call It Murder?," Larry Edwards sets the record straight, revealing previously undisclosed facts from the investigation as he lays out the case never presented in court.
Larry's memoir, however, goes beyond simply telling the untold story of his parents' deaths and refuting the errors in previously published material. His broader goal is to see the book generate greater awareness of and conversations about violent loss, its impact on the survivors and their families, and the troubling effects of post-traumatic stress (PTSD).
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Our book club just read this book. I knew the subject matter would be emotionally difficult, but I'm very glad I read it. Edwards takes the reader through his painful journey of discovering that his parents are dead, later learning that their deaths were not an accident, and then discovering shocking facts revealing who was likely responsible. Edwards brings to light the ongoing struggles faced by survivors of violent loss - the emotional trauma they must endure, which never fades, even decades after the tragedy.
Dare I Call It Murder reads like a good mystery novel. We follow the author as he struggles, first, to find the truth about his parents’ deaths. It took years. As the author searches for answers, he struggles not just with traumas accompanying the loss of his parents, but with what he comes to believe is the truth: they were murdered by another member of his family. A compelling read. It kept me up nights until I could finish it.
This is a remarkable non-fiction book that will keep the reader glued to the pages. Author Larry Edwards has the rare gift of bringing his characters alive on the written page. Almost as if one were watching TV or the wides screen. The story of Edwards trying to discover how his parents died, who killed them and his shocking conclusions leaves the reader breathless. Especially since the FBI came to the same conclusions. Well worth buying and certainly a wonderful gift for those who love mystery.