From Miracle To Murder: Justice For Adam

From Miracle To Murder: Justice For Adam

by Joyce A Lefler


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Would a mother kill her own child?
It seems unfathomable, but it happens all the time.
Joyce was a single mother of Anne, a nine-year-old daughter, and Adam, a six-year-old severely disabled son. Adam required constant care. Joyce was on welfare. She wanted more. Was she tired of taking care of her kids? When Adam died, her ex-husband said she was an abusive mother. The babysitter said Joyce brought him a dead child. The coroner said the timing of Adam's death placed him with Joyce, and his little body showed signs of ongoing abuse.
How could Child Protective Services, the investigating officers, the district attorney, state psychologists, and a grand jury be wrong? How could anyone believe Joyce didn't murder Adam?

From Miracle to Murder: Justice for Adam is written in a gripping, this-really-happened style. It is a true crime memoir based on police reports, depositions, court records, a grand jury transcript, criminal trial transcripts, psychologist's written evaluations, eye witness accounts, journals, victim impact statements, different avenues of public media, Adam's autopsy, and haunting memories.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781719060493
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 05/03/2018
Pages: 294
Sales rank: 532,604
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.62(d)

About the Author

Joyce A Lefler is the author of From Miracle to Murder,
a bereavement counselor, registered nurse,
and a facilitator for the Arizona chapter of Parents of Murdered Children.
Connect with her on her website,,
and on Facebook (Joyce A Lefler).

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From Miracle To Murder: Justice For Adam 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Karmini 7 months ago
This was a book I could not put down. The author does an exceptional job of drawing the reader in and making us feel like we were with her throughout the journey. The fact that it is a true story only serves to add to this amazing book. Some parts seems so unimaginable that I had to reread them just to get it through my head. It is a story that needed to be shared, both for the author and for readers who may connect on a personal level. It is a story ANY mother can relate to and will make you want to hug your children.
Anonymous 7 months ago
Great read! Couldn't put it won't be dissapointed!
Anonymous 7 months ago
From Miracle to Murder by Joyce Lefler is a very well written account of a mother’s worst nightmare, the loss of a child. And if that wasn’t enough, to be charged with the murder of that child. A detailed personal story of a journey through abuse, grief, bewilderment, and justice. Somehow Joyce, with the help of her “heros”, found the strength and courage to pull herself out of despair and find out the truth about what happened to her son, discover the disturbingly sloppy police work that initially put her behind bars, and put her life back together. A gripping story that’s almost hard to believe is not fiction. I highly recommend it, a very good read.
Ranz62 7 months ago
An emotional read you may not be able to put down This book should be made into a movie! How much should a mother have to go through to protect herself and her family? This really happened. If you enjoy Law and Order, CSI, Lifetime movies, etc., you really need to read this book
mysticmoods 9 months ago
From Miracle to Murder is a powerful, powerful story of justice and triumph for a little boy who deserved so much more, and for an innocent woman who was accused of murdering her own child. Joyce Lefler tells Adam's story, and her own, with compassion and dispassion, with conviction, and most of all, with a frightening clarity in exposing the weaknesses in our justice system. Kudos to the detectives who reopened the cold case on Adam's murder, and refused to give up until they uncovered the truth. Adam's story will break your heart. Joyce's story will uplift it.
Anonymous 6 months ago
I've read this amazing book. Well written and easy to follow. It was so good and I had to actual take a break from time to time to take all this in. I would recommend it to anyone who loves a true crime story or even if it isn't your usual type of story.
indiebrag 7 months ago
We are proud to announce that FROM MIRACLE TO MURDER: Justice for Adam by Joyce A. Lefler is a B.R.A.G.Medallion Honoree. This tells readers that this book is well worth their time and money!
Anonymous 7 months ago
From Miracle to Murder: Justice for Adam is an exciting page turner. Be prepared to stay up reading into the wee hours because you just can't wait to see what happens next! This is a well written book by a woman who should be an inspiration to parents of murdered children everywhere.
nurse1984 7 months ago
From Miracle to Murder by Joyce Lefler is a very well written account of a mother's worst nightmare, the loss of her most precious possession, her child. And if that was not enough to go through. She had to endure being wrongfully charged with the murder of her child. The book is a detailed journey through abuse, grief, bewilderment and finally justice for Adam. It's about a corrupt judicial system and very sloppy detective work, that initially placed her behind bars. It's a gripping story, that is based on true, sad facts. I highly recommend this book, it was a very good read with each chapter leading to want to continue on the next.