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ISBN: 1599552388

ISBN13: 9781599552385

Shattered Silence: The Untold Story of a Serial Killer's Daughter

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Melissa always knew that her family wasn't perfect, but she never suspected the shocking truth What would you do if, as a teenager, you found out that someone you loved had committed the most horrific of acts? Worse, what if he had done it again and again? Could you ever learn to forgive him? Would you even want to?In Shattered Silence Melissa Moore shares the true story of her life as the daughter of the notorious Happy Face serial killer. In this...

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We often hear about the victims of brutal crimes. Newscasters tell us stories about their families and how they are suffering from the loss of their loved ones. Occasionally we get the inside story on a serial killer made famous by sensationalism. We're told the gory details of his (or her) crimes and we attempt to delve into their minds to learn the why behind the behavior. However, it isn't often that we hear from the family of the serial murderer. Rarely do we even consider what their lives must have been like. Melissa Moore, daughter of the "Happy Face" killer, gives us that inside scoop. Melissa bravely shares an intensely personal story of what life was like for her and her family. We see this serial murderer through the eyes of a young girl who wants nothing more than her daddy's love. This book is an easy read, sort of like we're sitting with Melissa as she confides in us. Her father puts the family through horrible psychological abuse while her mother stands by and allows it. I found her mother's indifference appalling. Melissa had virtually no one to turn to. Whatever you may think of this book, it would be impossible not to walk away without immense respect for Melissa Moore.

Empowering and Inspiring!

A very inspiring book created from the author's experiences that many would consider a 'hopeless' upbringing. It's beautiful to experience Melissa's triumph over childhood events and relationships that once 'shattered' from secrecy created the space for her to blossom as a rose and truly experience the beautiful dance with life she now experiences. The authors effectively place the reader in Melissa's shoes in an amazing way such that the reader comes away empowered to be the light and love that genuinely creates peace and joy in this life's journey! Thank you for your willingness to risk and be your inspiring contribution in my life and thousands of others!

Shattered Silence

This book is about hope and new beginnings from an individual affected by the bad choices of those close to her. This book does not glorify the crimes committed by the guilty parties, but instead honors the courage and survival of an innocent victim. The author describes both the internal and external hardships, adversities, and trials associated with her life circumstances. I felt her pain, despair, and eventually her triumph over those circumstances. This book gives hope to anyone that struggles with their own self-worth, that has been a victim of crime, and / or needs courage to survive what life has dealt them. The authors did such a great job putting this story to words that I feel like I know Melissa personally. She is an uplifting, spiritual person and I thank her for her willingness to share her story with others.

Everyone should read this. Be prepared to be inspired!

Shattered Silence opened the door for many discussions and discovery. It is one of those rare books that leaves you forever changed. By reading Melissa Moore's story I was able to see my own life more clearly, take responsibility for myself and let others take responsibility for their lives as well. Told with unusual candor, Melissa brings every aspect of her life to the table and we all sit with her and digest the banquet of life...the good and the bad...all of it. I felt the pain and the joy of her life as I went from page to page. But when I closed the book after reading the final words, I felt hope and personally inspired. The beauty of the book and of Melissa's story is how she listened to her natural "knowing" and although things seemed desperate at times, she triumphed over her personal adversities. Not only did she triumph, she was courageous in telling her story so that her pain would create something different. This is an incredible book filled with hope and healing. Something we ALL could use in our lives.

Shattered Silence

Wow! I was interested in the story right away. I have seen this lady on Dr. Phil and Oprah and was so intrigued. I couldnt put the book down. It was so inspiring to see how she made different choices then her family and turned out to be so compassionate. This is a must for your collection.
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