House of Secrets

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Pinnacle Books, 1999 - True Crime - 429 pages
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On an October night in 1993, at one of the campgrounds dotting Florida's Gulf Coast, ex-con Eddie Lee Sexton told his daughter Pixie to silence her crying baby. Incredibly, the young mother smothered the helpless infent, stuffed its tiny corpse into a gym bag, and then buried it in a shallow grave, less than a moth later. Eddie Lee ordered his son Willte to strangle the baby's bereaved dad during a family picnic. Sexton was priming his third victim when the FBI and Florida Cops finally caught up with him. Authorities soon learned that these kittings were the final heinous acts of a sadistic, Incestuous monster whose reign of psychological and sexual violence had began back in Ohio. For years, Eddie Lee whipped his children daily, raped his daughters, abused his sons and even fathered three inbred Sexton babies. But in early 1992, after teenaged Michelte Sexton's courageous flight to authorities, the waits of silence surrounding this house of horrors crumbled. By 1995, Sexton would be sitting on Florida's death row. House Of Secrets is a story of tragedy and dark horrors. With terrifying detail, Lowell Cauffel takes us into a shocking world of abuse, incest and family murder-a world ruled by a psychopeth whose ability to manipulate his children produced one of the most sensational cases in true crime history.

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User Review  - dickmanikowski - LibraryThing

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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User Review  - silenceiseverything - LibraryThing

House of Secrets is probably the most twisted true crime book I've ever read. It's just such a sad case. It's even sadder when you realize that the social workers, police officers, and lawyers had ... Read full review

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

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