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Every mother's worst fear became Sharon Rocha's reality. On Christmas Eve 2002, she received a phone call from her son-in-law saying that her daughter, Laci, was missing. In the hours, days, and eventually months that followed, Sharon struggled to avoid accepting what no parent should ever have to face: the certain knowledge that her child is never coming home. In For Laci, for the first time, Sharon tells us what it was like to live through the long nightmare and opens our hearts to the Laci she loved: the kindergarten artist, the 10th grader who cried on her mother's lap after her first breakup, the young woman who planned her wedding with joyful enthusiasm. At the time of her disappearance, Laci was 27 years old, seven and a half months pregnant, and a vibrant presence in the lives of everyone who knew her. How, Sharon wondered, could Laci so suddenly become a missing person? That very word missing seemed premature, somehow suspect. From that first moment, Sharon knew with a mother's instinct that something, beyond the alarming news itself, was terribly wrong. As the world now knows, she was right. Nearly two years after that night, a jury in the State of California found Scott Peterson guilty of the murder of his wife and their unborn son, Conner.
Until now, the world has not had an answer to a question that held countless millions in its grip. Through all the relentless media coverage of this unspeakable crime and subsequent trial, we all wondered: What would it be like to experience such a horror involving your own child and grandchild? What, indeed, was Sharon Rocha feeling?
©2005 Sharon Rocha (P)2006 Books on Tape
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5 out of 5 stars
By leelee8888 on 08-01-15


This was the most raw, engaging , emotional, honest story I've heard since I have started my membership with Audible. I find that with most books I've purchased , there may be 1 for every 10 I buy that actually hold my interest long enough to finish it. Well this one by far, WILL NOT disappoint and if someone like me who needs instant and constant stimulation to hold my interest for 11 hours, no break because I couldn't stop listening, then believe me that says a lot! It's a must read!!! Period!

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5 out of 5 stars
By Todd on 02-09-06

Raw Emotion

This book centers on one thing, raw emotion. Ms. Rocha tells her story from the depths of her soul. She tells of her desperate search for Laci - while her husband is calling his girlfriend, selling Laci's SUV and trying to sell the house.

No man who has one ounce of compassion would act the way Scott Peterson did. I have the sense that he would have looked harder for his dog then he did looking for Laci and his unborn child.

I see websites proclaiming Scott's innocence. Most cases are settled on evidence - only the original people involved really know what happened. Scott had the most important things against him when he went to trial; motive and opportunity. His defense was weak, because he has no explaination for his whereabouts when Laci disappeared - and the inconsistencies in his story are enormous.

His scheme backfired - unfortunately when it came crashing down, it took numerous people with him. And good has come out of this, but in the end it is just truely a deeply sad story. My heart goes out to Laci's family for their tremendous loss.

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