She had to be silent, and to pretend not to be disturbed or upset by her father's actions. Throughout her life, Melissa Jesperson Moore had to hide her true identity. Where's your daddy?" Shattered Silence is an astonishing, true narrative of personal and spiritual transformation. From her secret life as "the daughter of the happy face serial Murderer" to a woman that bared her soul and inspired millions, compelling, and sometimes very raw journey of what it took to shatter the silence, Melissa leads the reader on the vulnerable, and claim her own life.
Then one day, her beautiful, "Mommy, innocent daughter looked into her eyes and said, everybody's got a daddy. As she began making different choices, building a successful and loving life on her own, her heart began to fill with rays of hope, though she could never quite rid herself of the dark shadow of secrecy and shame.
Those experiences prepared Melissa to hide the deepest, darkest secret of all. She had pretended that life was perfect after her parents divorced and she was suddenly uprooted from everything familiar and loving.
The Happy Face Murderer: The Life of Serial Killer Keith Hunter Jesperson
After a disturbing childhood left the giant of a man riddled with emotional and psychological scars, Jesperson travelled across Canada and spent time strangling and killing women whom he met along the way. While he was only convicted of eight murders, his own boasts suggest that total could have reached as high as 160
Jesperson, annoyed by the lack of attention he was receiving, began to leave messages to the public. Often leaving an unsuspecting family at home, he was out in the wilderness committing heinous acts without anyone from the authorities coming close to suspecting his guilt. Tracking down a mass murderer is a constant plot line in films, television, and literature.
But these stories are so often based on real life. Keith hunter jesperson, the Sad Story of the Happy Face Killer Stories about serial killers are incredibly popular. It was decades before the investigators came close to catching the killer, so read on to discover just how Keith Hunter Jesperson managed to get away with numerous horrific murders.
This led the media to christening him the Happy Face Killer. This is the story of the Happy Face Killer. Scrawled onto the walls of truck stop bathrooms, he signed each confession with a happy, smiley face. Sometimes, the actions of a serial killer can seem so extreme and strange, their motivations so twisted and evil, that we struggle to comprehend exactly how they fit into the modern world.
A Serial Killer's Daughter: My Story of Faith, Love, and Overcoming
As news of his capture spread, Wichitacelebrated the end of a thirty-one-year nightmare. For kerri Rawson, another was just beginning. Kerri rawson shares her earned wisdom and a hope that has been bought with tears and nightmares. This book is a gritty must-read in the library of hope. Paul J. The same man who had been a loving father, boy Scout leader, a devoted husband, church president, and a public servant had been using their family as a cover for his heinous crimes since before she was born.
Pastor, author of the Face of the Deep and The Listening Day. When she opened it, an fbi agent informed her that her father had been arrested for murdering ten people, including two children. It was then that she learned her father was the notorious serial killer known as BTK, a name he’d given himself that described the horrific way he committed his crimes: bind, torture, kill.
What is it like to learn that your ordinary, loving father is a serial killer? In 2005, Kerri Rawson heard a knock on the door of her apartment. For all who suffer from unhealed wounds or the crippling effects of violence, and anger, betrayal, Kerri Rawson’s story offers the hope of reclaiming sanity in the midst of madness, rebuilding a life in the shadow of death, and learning to forgive the unforgivable.
No easy answers here. Only raw honesty, written with the gracious authority of one who has glimpsed hell. She was plunged into a black hole of horror and disbelief.
I: The Creation of a Serial Killer
. Look over your shoulder. People took the blame and I'm free. In february 1990, oregon state police arrested john Sosnovke and Laverne Pavlinac for the vicious rape and murder of Taunja Bennet, a troubled 23-year-old barfly who had suffered mild retardation since birth. I may be closer than you think. At the end of each confession, Jesperson drew a happy face, earning for himself the grisly sobriquet "The Happy Face Killer.
Based on access to interviews, court records, and the criminal himself, diaries, I: The Creation of a Serial Killer is Jesperson's chilling story. And the real killer wasn't about to let anyone take credit for his kill. Pavlinac had come forth and confessed, implicating her boyfriend and producing physical evidence that linked them to the crime.
It chronicles his evolution from angry child to sociopathic murderer, from tormentor of animals to torturer of women. To the editors of newspapers and on the walls of highway rest stops, Jesperson scribbled out a series of taunting confessions: I killed Tanya Bennett. I beat her to death, raped her and loved it.
They had the wrong people. It is also the story of the fate that befell him after two innocent citizens were imprisoned four years for one of his killings. Edgar award winner jack olsen lets the killer to tell his story in his own words, offering unprecedented insight into the twisted thought process of a serial murderer.
WHOLE: How I Learned to Fill the Fragments of My Life with Forgiveness, Hope, Strength, and Creativity
A five-point plan to usher you through heartache and toward a stronger, healthier place. I know how to kill someone and get away with it. The words spoken by her father when Melissa was a teen haunt her to this day. Two years later, after confessing that he was the serial killer nationally known as the Happy Face Killer, Keith Jesperson was arrested for the murder of eight women.
The pain, guilt, and shame that followed her father’s conviction stigmatized Melissa for years until she figured out a way to use her emotions as fuel to free herself from self-imposed limits and set out on a journey to rebuild her fragmented life. Through her work as an emmy-nominated investigative journalist, educator, television host, Heal Your Heart, and advocate, Open Your Mind, a five-step program to better develop her own approach to healing: Watch the Storm, Leverage Your Power, Melissa created WHOLE, and Elevate Your Spirit.
Among other things, believe, she found that the commitment to your core values makes all the difference in getting unstuck; that forgiveness gives the greatest chance of making a future not defined by the past; that there is great value in vulnerability; that creativity is essential to living a full life; and that hope is the basis for everything we feel, and do.
In each phase of the program, melissa inspires you to embrace your past to find wholeness within the parts of your life that you believe to be “broken. If you are stuck in the rut of a painful experience—whether depression, or guilt—you will find comfort in this book’s advice, self-evaluation, fear, addiction, trauma, pain, and action plans.
Whole is a powerful journey of recovery and awakening that reframes the pain experience so it can be used as a way to invite understanding, growth, and transformation into your life.
The Evil Within
As her father darren discovered the horrific details of what happened to his darling girl, his world fell apart. Writing about the darkest hours, darren uncovers what Becky’s relationship with her step-brother Nathan, a child he had raised as his own son, was really like. Rodale. And he recounts the torment of the legal battle to see his step-son sentenced to life behind bars.
Both heartfelt and haunting, searingly honest and unflinching, this is the ultimate story of a family tragedy. He recalls the devastation of discovering the truth about the depravity with which Becky was torn from him in the safety of her own home. Previously published as becky, this is the heartbreaking story behind the murder of 16-year-old Bristol schoolgirl Becky Watts, a crime that shocked the nation and tore a family in two.
A vulnerable and shy girl, becky Watts was brutally murdered and dismembered by her own step-brother on 19 February 2015.
Not Lost Forever: My Story of Survival
Left for dead at three years old—her throat brutally slashed—Carmina miraculously survived what is widely considered one of California’s most notorious crimes: the unthinkable attack that savagely destroyed seven innocent lives, including Carmina’s entire family. Not lost forever is carmina salcido’s remarkable story of survival and healing following the 1986 murderous rampage by her father, Mexican immigrant Ramon Salcido in the wine country of Sonoma Valley, California.
At once a harrowing true crime story and the inspirational first-person account of a young girl’s strength, heart, and determination in the nightmare’s aftermath, Not Lost Forever is a shocking and profoundly moving tale of perseverance and hope, and of a precious life regained. Rodale.
In the blink of an eye, Mom ran up behind me and pushed me into the fence. Now imagine closing your eyes and remembering your mother’s tears splashing down on your face as she is on top of you, crying as she is trying to choke you to death. My mother left me these memories and many more during my traumatic childhood.
It is my childhood journey through the terrors of physical and mental abuse from first grade until the day I moved out. Oh, my god, i’m going to die!” I thought in panic. Used book in Good Condition. My hands clamped around the thin wires, and my body collapsed to the ground as the electricity coursed through it.
. Instinctively, i reached out my arms to stop my fall and ended up grabbing the live fence. Rodale. It is my way of letting the world know what was really going on behind closed doors. I opened my eyes and saw my mother standing over me with the strangest smile on her face. Imagine never being able to close your eyes and remember the feel of your mother’s arms wrapped around you.
After many years of struggling with trying to understand “why me?” I took back control of my life and started saying, “It was me, now what am I going to do?” The answer is my book, “Why Me?”.
A Stolen Life: A Memoir
I did normal things. Until the day my life was stolen. Rodale. For eighteen years I survived an impossible situation. For eighteen years I was a prisoner. Used book in Good Condition. I was just like you. I was an object for someone to use and abuse. On august 26, 2009, I took my name back. An instant #1 new york times bestseller—jaycee Dugard’s raw and powerful memoir, her own story of being kidnapped in 1991 and held captive for more than eighteen years.
In the summer of june of 1991, I was a normal kid. My name is Jaycee Lee Dugard. I had friends and a mother that loved me. I became a mother and was forced to be a sister. For eighteen years I was not allowed to speak my own name. Great product! I don’t think of myself as a victim, I simply survived an intolerable situation.
A stolen life is my story—in my own words, in my own way, exactly as I remember it.
Bind, Torture, Kill: The Inside Story of BTK, the Serial Killer Next Door
. With newly released documents, evidence, and information—and with the full cooperation, for the very first time, of the Wichita Police Department’s BTK Task Force—the authors have put all the pieces of the grisly puzzle into place, thanks to their unparalleled access to the families of the killer and his victims.
A devoted husband. Great product! . The respected president of his church. Written by four award-winning crime reporters who covered the story for more than twenty years, Bind, Torture, Kill is the most intimate and complete account of the BTK nightmare told by the people who were there from the beginning. A helpful Boy Scout dad.
Harper. Rodale. Used book in Good Condition. For thirty-one years, a monster terrorized the residents of Wichita, Kansas. A bloodthirsty serial killer, women, kill them"—he slaughtered men, self-named "BTK"—for "bind them, torture them, and children alike, eluding the police for decades while bragging of his grisly exploits to the media.
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The I-5 Killer
As the list of his victims grew to a total of at least 44, the police faced the awesome challenge of catching and convicting a suspect who seemed to handsome and appealing to have committed such ugly crimes—crimes that filled every woman within his striking range with feat and horror. Great product! Harper.
He was drafted for pro football by the Green Bay Packers, and chosen by Playgirl as a centerfold candidate. He was an award-winning student and star athlete. Rodale. The terrifying true crime story of the i-5 serial killer from Ann Rule, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Stranger Beside Me.
Signet Book. Working in the swinging West Coast bar scene, he had his pick of willing sexual prospects. But randall Woodfield wanted more than just sex. An appetite for unspeakable violent acts led him to cruise the I-5 highway through California, Oregon, and Washington, leaving a trail of victims along the way.
Randall Woodfield had it all. Used book in Good Condition.