Laci Rocha Peterson, 8 months pregnant, was last seen by her sister, Amy, in the late afternoon of December 23, 2002. She spoke to her mother, Sharon Rocha, at 8:30 p.m. that night. This would be the last time anyone from her immediate family ever spoke to her.
A search began which lasted an agonizing four months. Sadly, Laci Peterson and her son Conner were found dead on the shores of San Francisco Bay on April 18, 2003.
Her husband, Scott, was eventually arrested and charged with the murder of Laci and Connor. After a sensational, media-saturated trial, Peterson was found guilty of capital murder and was sentenced to death on March 16, 2005.
This book deals with the story in three separate sections: first, Sharon describes the ordinary, loving life her daughter led, including fond memories of her childhood and adolescence. Second, it covers her marriage, disappearance, the community’s moving search for her, and her and Connor’s eventual recovery from San Francisco Bay. Third, it tells the story of the trial in detail not before revealed. Sharon will also talk about victim’s rights, a subject on which she now campaigns regularly.
From the Hardcover edition.
Review by Twinsie Angie
I purchased this audio book.
I am a true crime junkie. I have podcasts going all the time. There are those cases that just stick with you and this was true of Laci’s story. I mean how do you murder your child and wife?? I just can’t imagine. Like Sharon says “Divorce is always an option.”
When a friend told me she was listening to the audio of the book Laci’s mom wrote on her side of the story. I was sold. I mean I remember thinking back then “how can they believe he didn’t do it” initially. The book starts with Sharon’s remembering fun stories to let us know about Laci. She was fun. She was silly. She was just that person you are drawn to for their positive disposition. There were SEVERAL times I got choked up when listening to this story….several.
I could feel her sorrow, her anger, and her just stunned silence at Scott and his family. I mean they are a piece of work!!! But most of all I felt like I got to know Laci. I got to be a part of her “Circle of Love” during this story.
It was very well written to tell us how she felt about Laci but it also gave us details about the trial we didnt know.
Mother of Laci Peterson. She retells her story of the life and murder of her daughter from her perspective.