Deadly Devotion

Product Number: EB00574485
Released: Sep 25, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781451665192
Publisher: Pocket Books
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Even the most avid true crime fans will be shocked by the story of Marcus Wesson of Fresno, California, the worst mass-murderer in the city's history. But the horrors he inflicted upon his family are nothing compared to the strength of the survivors, and one brave reporter who risked everything to help them. Originally published as Where Hope Begins For decades, the family of Marcus Wesson-his wife, Elizabeth, and seventeen children-lived sequestered in a social and emotional prison, enduring his tyrannical reign of physical, sexual, and mental abuse. Then came the terrible day when a family confrontation erupted into a harrowing standoff: with police and SWAT teams descending on a small blue house in central Fresno, Marcus Wesson murdered nine of his children. Television reporter Alysia Sofios got the first tip about Wesson's arrest and was witness to every twist and turn of the horrific case through to Wesson's trial. Risking her job and her life to offer friendship and support to the traumatized family members-scarred by memories and guilt, reviled for having the Wesson name-Sofios chronicles the case that shocked the nation, and gives voice to their astounding stories of survival. This is a stunning account of healing from one man's unimaginable acts, and how each, in time, learned to break free from a deadly devotion.

Original Publish Date: Jul 26, 2011

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