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Publisher's Summary

This is a New York Times best-selling true crime book considered by many to be a classic of the genre.
The police in Jersey County, Illinois, accepted Paula Sims' story of a masked kidnapper who snatched her baby girl, Lorelei, from her bassinet. Three years later, her second newborn daughter suffered an identical fate - and this time the police were unable to stop searching until they had discovered the whole horrifying truth. This is the full terrifying story of twisted sexuality and hate seething below the surface of a seemingly normal family and of the massive investigation and nerve-shattering trial that made the unthinkable a reality. Written by the lawyer who won the case and the reporter who covered its entirety, the listener is given a unique close-up of the riveting drama that unfolds, painting a dark picture of the depraved family who lived with a murderous secret.
©2015 Charles Bosworth, Jr., Don Weber (P)2015 Charles Bosworth, Jr.
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5 out of 5 stars
By Mary on 12-12-15

I couldn't stop listening!

This real crime book read like a novel. I would sit in my car at my destination to hear what cane next.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Chrissy on 04-24-16

Well written True Crime

The crimes this book are based on are truly heart wrenching. I was worried about listening to a book which involved murdered children; I thought maybe it would be too emotional for me, but it was really a wonderful read. I really liked that this book had a great balance of describing the events without overly focusing on the horrific nature of the crime. The authors really take you on a ride from the crimes committed to after trial confessions which give you a real since of closure at the end.
Wonderfully well written book and Kevin Pierce is a great narrator. If you enjoy true crime, I highly suggest giving this one a listen!

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4 out of 5 stars
By Geoff on 05-12-16

Shockingly Terrible!

stunning detail, and gripping throughout. i've always been a fan of detail, and i wasn't disappointed at any time. your nerves will be heightened while reading this book, forming question after question, and the one you'll ask the most is.. How Could Such A Terrible Thing Ever Happen In A Civilised World?

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5 of 5 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By John Lake on 03-02-16

Precious victims

A very good and interesting book and very well narrated.keeps you wanting more hard to put down.If you like crime and courtroom books then this book is a must .Filled with drama and lots of twists.You will not be disappointed.

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5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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3 out of 5 stars
By Leila on 05-04-16

Letdown

This book was hard to follow. I love a book that I don't want to put down/can't wait to listen to. This one did not give me that feeling.

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3 of 5 people found this review helpful

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