House of Secrets

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Kensington Publishing Corporation, Sep 7, 1998 - Family violence - 429 pages
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Bestselling true crime author and veteran investigative reporter Lowell Cauffiel takes readers into a shocking world of abuse, incest, and family murder.

In October 1993, Eddie Lee Sexton told his daughter, Pixie, to silence her crying baby. Incredibly, the young mother smothered the infant, and buried it in a shallow grave. Less than a month later, Eddie Lee ordered his son to strangle the baby's father during a family picnic. Sexton was priming his third victim when the FBI and Florida cops caught up with him.

Authorities soon learned that these killings were the final heinous acts of a sadistic monster whose reign of psychological and sexual violence had begun back in Ohio. For years, Eddie Lee whipped his children daily, raped his daughters, abused his sons, and even fathered three Sexton babies. But in early 1992, teenager Machelle Sexton fled to authorities, and by early 1995, Sexton was on death row.

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Fascinating tale of an incredibly horrific family in which the father achieves total domination over his wife and children. The story grows increasingly dark as an incredible web of incest is revealed ... Read full review

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Decided to re read this and if I am honest I would definitely not have given this 4 stars now. After so many years reading true crime I guess I have become a bit spoiled (although nowadays it is so ... Read full review


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About the author (1998)

Cauffiel began writing fiction after an award-winning career as a Detroit journalist.

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