House of Secrets

  • Pinnacle Books
  • 2014
  • 448
  • eng
  • Udgave er ikke defineret
  • 9780786034161

The epic horrors of psychopathic mastermind Eddie Lee Sexton from the New York Times bestselling author who ';knows how to dramatize true crime' (Elmore Leonard). For years, Eddie Lee Sexton ruled his large family like Charles Manson. The depraved patriarch dominated his ragged brood of twelve children mentally, physically, and sexually, and enforced every cruelty imaginable, from vicious beatings to raping his daughters and fathering their children. Finally, in 1992, Sexton's eighteen-year-old daughter Machelle, seeking refuge in a women's shelter, revealed the shocking, sordid details of her father's abuse to authorities. As the law attempted to catch up to Eddie Lee Sexton, he moved his family to a mobile home in western Florida. Ultimately, Sexton's efforts to escape prosecution led to two grisly murders in his own family. Yet Sexton's sick genius almost helped him elude the justice he deserved. Lowell Cauffiel's true-crime masterpiece vividly exposes the horrors of Eddie Lee Sexton's psychosis and the shattered lives of those who survived. Includes sixteen pages of photos ';An odyssey into American pathology... Deeply disturbing.' Detroit Free Press ';Incest, rape, murder, infanticide, torture, psychological abuse... House of Secrets is bedtime reading for devoted true crime fans!' Booklist ';A balanced and grimly engaging account of one of the weirdest domestic situations this side of the House of Usher.' Publishers Weekly