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In the heart of Indianapolis in the mid 1960's, through a twist of fate and fortune, a pretty young girl came to live with a thirty-seven-year-old mother and her seven children. What began as a temporary childcare arrangement between Sylvia Likens's parents and Gertrude Baniszewski turned into a crime that would haunt cops, prosecutors, and a community for decades to come…
When police found Sylvia's emaciated body, with a chilling message carved into her flesh, they knew that she had suffered tremendously before her death. Soon they would learn how many others—including some of Baniszewski's own children—participated in Sylvia's murder, and just how much torture had been inflicted in one HOUSE OF EVIL
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An American Crime
Sylvia Likens was only a child, an inexperienced naïf. Daughter to two ineffective parents and sister to four other children, all neglected. Sylvia was brutally murdered by an evil woman, Gertie, who brainwashed several children into helping her with her crime. The author tells the harrowing story of Sylvia's death as though her advocate. Each word in the book asks, "Where were the parents of all these children? Why didn't anybody help? Why were theses perpetrators allowed to draw another breath? How did this happen?"
Frustrating read because of the subject matter. Frustrating read because of unanswered questions.
A must for the Thinking Man.
Brilliant execution of a horror.
House Of Evil
This book held me spell bound from start to finish. I had a hard time putting it down.