Dare I Call It Murder?

Dare I Call It Murder?

A Memoir of Violent Loss

eBook - 2013
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"In his book, Larry Edwards unmasks the emotional trauma of violent loss as he ferrets out new facts to get at the truth of how and why his parents were killed. In 1977, Loren and Joanne Edwards left Puget Sound aboard their 53-foot sailboat Spellbound, destined for French Polynesia. Six months later they lay dead aboard their boat in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. Larry's younger brother became the prime suspect in the FBI's murder investigation. But federal prosecutors never indicted him, leaving the case unresolved and splitting the Edwards family into feuding factions. Three decades later, a dispute over how to respond to a true-crime book by Ann Rule, which contained an inaccurate account of the case, ripped the tattered family even farther apart. In Dare I Call It Murder?, Larry Edwards sets the record straight, revealing previously undisclosed facts from the FBI investigation as he lays out the case never presented in court. Larry's memoir, however, goes beyond simply telling the untold story of his parents' deaths and refuting the errors in previously published material. His broader goal is to see the book generate greater awareness of and conversations about violent loss, its impact on the survivors and their families, and the troubling effects of post-traumatic stress (PTSD)"--Page [4] of cover.
Publisher: San Diego, Calif. : Wigeon Publishing, [2013]
ISBN: 9780985972837
Branch Call Number: 364.1523 Ed971d 2013
Characteristics: 296 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Alternative Title: Memoir of violent loss


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Jul 07, 2014

As someone who married into a branch of this family 30+ years ago (not the Edwards side) I had high hopes that this book would allow whoever was interested to see what the majority of the family believe in regards to this incident.

Sadly this publication fell into more of a bashing upon certain family members that have somehow 'crossed' the author, leaving me with no sympathy towards the author himself. I'm afraid the perpetrator isn't the only person with serious personality issues in that branch of the family.

While I agree with the basic conclusion, this book left a sour taste.


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