Wednesday, May 2, 2012
A Silence of Mockingbirds, The Memoir of a Murder
Last night I heard Karen speak about her latest book. A very important book about the realities of child abuse in America and what the Government can, cannot and won't do to help protect these children. 2,000 children in the United States die each year due to abuse. Please take a few minutes and go through Karen's website to learn about the issue and what you, as an individual, can do to help stop this horrific statistic.
This is not a simple love story. It is the troubling tale of a father's love for the daughter he was unable to protect. Investigative journalist and author Karen Spears Zacharias never anticipated that she would become one of the characters involved in a high-profile murder. But when she reconnects with a young woman named Sarah, who lived in the Zacharias home at one time and was treated like family, Karen discovers that something unspeakable has happened to Sarah's daughter, Karly. Compelled to consider her own culpability in this tragic case, Karen pieces together what happened to Karly through court documents, investigators' interviews, and interviews with friends, family, law enforcement officials, and key witnesses.