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For Laci: A Mother's Story of Love, Loss, and Justice | [Sharon Rocha]

For Laci: A Mother's Story of Love, Loss, and Justice

Every mother's worst fear became Sharon Rocha's reality. On Christmas Eve 2002, she received a phone call from her son-in-law saying that her daughter, Laci, was missing. In the hours, days, and eventually months that followed, Sharon struggled to avoid accepting what no parent should ever have to face: the certain knowledge that her child is never coming home.
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Every mother's worst fear became Sharon Rocha's reality. On Christmas Eve 2002, she received a phone call from her son-in-law saying that her daughter, Laci, was missing. In the hours, days, and eventually months that followed, Sharon struggled to avoid accepting what no parent should ever have to face: the certain knowledge that her child is never coming home. In For Laci, for the first time, Sharon tells us what it was like to live through the long nightmare and opens our hearts to the Laci she loved: the kindergarten artist, the 10th grader who cried on her mother's lap after her first breakup, the young woman who planned her wedding with joyful enthusiasm.

At the time of her disappearance, Laci was 27 years old, seven and a half months pregnant, and a vibrant presence in the lives of everyone who knew her. How, Sharon wondered, could Laci so suddenly become a missing person? That very word missing seemed premature, somehow suspect. From that first moment, Sharon knew with a mother's instinct that something, beyond the alarming news itself, was terribly wrong. As the world now knows, she was right. Nearly two years after that night, a jury in the State of California found Scott Peterson guilty of the murder of his wife and their unborn son, Conner.

Until now, the world has not had an answer to a question that held countless millions in its grip. Through all the relentless media coverage of this unspeakable crime and subsequent trial, we all wondered: What would it be like to experience such a horror involving your own child and grandchild? What, indeed, was Sharon Rocha feeling?

©2005 Sharon Rocha; (P)2006 Books on Tape

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    Jane ALPHARETTA, GA, USA 11-09-09
    Jane ALPHARETTA, GA, USA 11-09-09
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    "Heartfelt and an honor to share"

    We all (most of us) recall where we were the day we heard the verdict. Now, read For Laci and find out what was happening in the minutes and conversations that were not covered by the trial. Sharon's story is a Mother's Heart. I looked for a way to say "Happy Birthday Sharon" on 11/1, I felt so much for her as I listened.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Todd Fairhope, AL, USA 02-09-06
    Todd Fairhope, AL, USA 02-09-06
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    "Raw Emotion"

    This book centers on one thing, raw emotion. Ms. Rocha tells her story from the depths of her soul. She tells of her desperate search for Laci - while her husband is calling his girlfriend, selling Laci's SUV and trying to sell the house.

    No man who has one ounce of compassion would act the way Scott Peterson did. I have the sense that he would have looked harder for his dog then he did looking for Laci and his unborn child.

    I see websites proclaiming Scott's innocence. Most cases are settled on evidence - only the original people involved really know what happened. Scott had the most important things against him when he went to trial; motive and opportunity. His defense was weak, because he has no explaination for his whereabouts when Laci disappeared - and the inconsistencies in his story are enormous.

    His scheme backfired - unfortunately when it came crashing down, it took numerous people with him. And good has come out of this, but in the end it is just truely a deeply sad story. My heart goes out to Laci's family for their tremendous loss.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    BADBOY Woburn, MA, United States 08-22-12
    BADBOY Woburn, MA, United States 08-22-12 Member Since 2011

    Just BADBOY being BADBOY

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    "Leave not KILL!!!!!!!!!!!"

    I hate to give this book a 5 all around cause it's not a happy story or happy ending but I did cause it shows how much a mother loves her daughter. so sorry for there lose.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Sauncelery HOUSTON, TX, United States 05-21-12
    Sauncelery HOUSTON, TX, United States 05-21-12
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    This is a very captivating story. I was engulped in the true story during the height of the investigation and ultimate resolution. Thank you for having an 'Unabridged' version.


    What did you like best about this story?

    It captured the book in detail


    What about Staci Snell’s performance did you like?

    Very Much!


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    This story will always be a tug on my heart.


    Any additional comments?

    no

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Louise Wallingford, CT, United States 07-25-06
    Louise Wallingford, CT, United States 07-25-06
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    "INCREDIBLE BOOK!"

    I followed this case from the start and the media flooded us with so much information, some correct some not. This was right from the heart and soul of Laci's mom. Her words pulled at my heart in a way no other book has. The pain and grief this family had to endure was beyond what I could imagine. She is a woman of the most pure love and most of all a hero to me. She was a lady through it all when most of us would have cracked. She stood tall for her Laci and Connor and I will never in my life forget this book. Well done Sharon!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Christina El Cajon, CA, USA 03-16-06
    Christina El Cajon, CA, USA 03-16-06 Member Since 2003
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    "Excellent Story"

    This is a heart breaking tale of a mothers love and a recount of what no family member should ever endur. I highly recommend this story and a box of tissue.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Nickie Battleground, WA, United States 05-02-14
    Nickie Battleground, WA, United States 05-02-14 Member Since 2012

    Say something about yourself!

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    "Excellent!"

    My heart goes out to Sharon and her family! A beautiful woman and her sons life destroyed by a man who was supposed to protect them. I teared up many times in this book.
    Scott Peterson's parents are something else! Appalled at there behavior to say the least! I'm sorry Sharon and her family had to endure their behavior after losing there precious loved ones in there lives. Makes me sick!!





    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    keith newark, OH, United States 06-23-13
    keith newark, OH, United States 06-23-13 Member Since 2011
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    "A real cool lady"
    Would you consider the audio edition of For Laci to be better than the print version?

    The narrater is outstanding she makes you feel the story in every word she speaks.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Laci and Sharon the whole family


    What does Staci Snell bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    The personal feeling that would not be felt if read in a book format.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Both also afraid of how many scott pettersons there are in this world.


    Any additional comments?

    Everyone should read this book it is great. The woman who wrote this is a fantastic lady.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Evelyn WARWICK, RI, United States 02-26-13
    Evelyn WARWICK, RI, United States 02-26-13 Member Since 2013
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    "heartbreaking true story...."
    Where does For Laci rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    My first audiobook..


    What did you like best about this story?

    the moms heartfelt sincerity.


    What about Staci Snell’s performance did you like?

    she reads proficiently.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    yes, but couldn't of course.


    Any additional comments?

    a very good read....

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    sherry Los Banos, CA, United States 08-12-12
    sherry Los Banos, CA, United States 08-12-12 Member Since 2011

    Audio books have opened my world so much. I have been a member for a few years and i plan on being a member for many more years <3

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    "How sad, but im glad that she wrote this book."
    Would you consider the audio edition of For Laci to be better than the print version?

    I do consider the audio version better. But I love it hearing the books because i can take this book anywhere.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of For Laci?

    when she was in school and she would like her likes and dislikes.


    Have you listened to any of Staci Snell’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I have not heard her before, but i will be seeing what other books she reads :)


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    It makes you laugh and cry.


    Any additional comments?

    its worth being bought.

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