Sins of the Father
LOS ANGELES TIMES
On a lovely fall day in 1969, a peaceful middle-class suburb, Eileen Franklin's father raped and killed her best friend, Susan. And then she repressed the memory for nearly twenty years. Soon Eileen was assaulted with memories of her violent family life, and her own terror, pain, and loneliness. As a child, she had never expected to live very long, and now she understood the reason why--and that she would have to act in the name of justice....
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Extensive attention was paid to a stretch of swamp that bordered Foster City's
southern flank. Even after the organized search parties abandoned this vast area,
Margaret Nason would ride her bicycle to the street that bordered it, and could be
The move to Foster City gave many of the newcomers a smug sense of
accomplishment. They had reached a critical rung on the ladder of social
progress. They had left behind the squalid and dangerous streets and achieved
the front lawns, ...
The playground of the Foster City Elementary School, which the Franklin children
attended, backed up to the houses on the south side of Balcl u- tha. A shortcut
between the gardens of two homes made the school a five-minute walk from their
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In 1989, Eileen Franklin's repressed memories come back to her and she remembers that her father had killed her best friend in 1969. In 1990, her father is put on trial and convicted of murdering her friend. Read full review
The problem with this book is that DNA evidence has shown that Eileen Franklin's father did not commit the crime she accuses him of, that he was in a union meeting with several other people when Eileen claims he was killing his victim, and he could never have committed the other murders which she claims to have witnessed.