A Silence of Mockingbirds: The Memoir of a Murder
Investigative journalist and author Karen
Spears Zacharias never anticipated that she
would become one of the characters involved
in a high-profile murder. But when she
reconnects with a young woman named Sarah,
who lived in the Zacharias home at one time
and was treated like family, Karen discovers
that something unspeakable has happened
to Sarah's daughter, Karly. Compelled to
consider her own culpability in this tragic
case, Karen pieces together what happened to
Karly through court documents, investigators'
interviews, and interviews with friends, family,
law enforcement officials, and key witnesses.
As the terrible story unfolds, the hard question
emerges for everyone involved, indeed all of
us: Why was no cry raised to protect Karly?
This is also the story of a father's unrelenting
love for his daughter, an immigrant's tragic
struggle for redemption, and a journalist's
urgent call for change.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - CasaBooks - LibraryThing
A random choice from the library's "new books" shelf. An investigative journalist and author who never anticipated she or people she knew would become involved in a high-profile child abuse murder ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - jen.e.moore - LibraryThing
I do love a writer whose biases are so obvious you can't miss them. And an author who's intimately connected with the case they're writing about is bound to be biased - so that's not really a bad thing in this case, just interesting. Read full review