THE INSPIRATION FOR THE NETFLIX DOCUMENTARY GIRL IN THE PICTURE
Sharon Marshall was a brilliant and beautiful student whose future was filled with promise—until her murderous, fugitive father drew her into a lifetime of deception that became one of the most baffling cases in the annals of American true crime.
A student at Forest Park High School near Atlanta, Georgia, popular blonde-haired Sharon Marshall was at the top of her class. Serving as a Lt. Colonel in the ROTC, she earned a full scholarship to Georgia Tech University to study aerospace engineering. She was the ultimate girl next door, sweet, generous, and well-adjusted. But Sharon had disturbing secrets so shocking and unique, they took more than a decade to unravel...
This is the horrifying true story of a mysterious young woman caught in the violent web of the murderous fugitive she called her father—and a heartrending testament to the profound courage and perseverance of one woman trapped in the grip of extreme evil.
I was absolutely overcome with this women’s life and how she preserved in the most harrowing horrific and abusive environment for nearly 20 years at the hands of a known fugitive to the feds and a child sexual predator. I’m grateful she left such indelible marks on all she met however briefly so they remembered her with such love light and loyalty and to the investigation teams that would give their lives and careers to find her story, her true identity and get her the justice and reverence she deserved
Girl in the picture
Evidently Netflix made a movie about the cases. I have yet to see it.
Beautifully written, I read this true crime book in one sitting. A violent career criminal, Franklin Floyd, abused as a child, wreaks havoc in a number of states and in especially towards a gifted girl who he claims as his daughter.
There are a few minor careless errors which I caught.
I won’t give away any more plot. However, if you like true crime, you’ll find this book a challenge to put down.
A Beautiful Child
Made me sad but gave hope because of the progress crime investigation has made.