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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

Laci Rocha Peterson, eight 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.
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Laci Rocha Peterson, eight 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 also talks about victim's rights, a subject on which she now campaigns regularly.

©2006 Sharon Rocha; (P)2006 Random House, Inc. Random House Audio, a division of Random House, Inc.

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    Mrs Mesa 11-14-12
    Mrs Mesa 11-14-12

    Mrs Mesa

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    Sharon Rocha did a wonderful job with this book for her daughter. It was a great listen and I recommend it VERY MUCH. I learned a lot more about the case than I knew before.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    sherry Los Banos, CA, United States 08-07-12
    sherry Los Banos, CA, United States 08-07-12 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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    "This is a very good book, but..."
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    This is a very good good book but you dont get all the details. When you get the other book narrated by Staci Snell you get so much more. You get full details, more of the story. In this book its very short and simple.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    lol not sure have a lot of books on my wish list to chose from.


    Did Sharon Rocha do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

    Yes for the most part.


    Do you think For Laci needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    Not really sure


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Jerry 08-24-11
    Jerry 08-24-11 Member Since 2011
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    Very touching. Much insight gained both about Laci and the Petersen family. What a total shame. Should not have happened at all. I admire Sharon Rocha for her class and courage dealing with the Petersens. She treated them way too kindly for what they did to her family.God bless you,Sharon.

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    Terry 07-18-07
    Terry 07-18-07

    Tell us about yourself!

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    "Good Read"

    Honestly,I was hesitant to pick this book.I did not think I could stand to hear the sad/gory details. Honestly, I thought it would be depressing. However, I was rivited to the trial with the rest of the country.

    This book was fasinating.I felt like I had spent the evening having Sharon Rocha over for dinner and she she shared her heartwrenching story with me. Sharon narrated and did a great job.
    I got the abridged version (fearing the detail in the unabridged would be too much)
    I now feel I would like either.
    I am the mother of a 20 something daughter, and My heart goes out for Sharon and the whole Rocha family.
    Laci was such a beauty . Like the rest of the world I still cannot understand, WHY?
    Sharon is such a strong woman, God bless her.
    I appreciate her sharing her story. Reccomended!

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    Sandra L. Personette SF Bay Area 01-14-06
    Sandra L. Personette SF Bay Area 01-14-06 Member Since 2001

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    "A Very Touching Book"

    This isn't a great book, but I found it to be very touching. I followed the case from the very beginning, and I've read all of the books written about it so I wasn't expecting many more revelations. I selected it, though, because Mrs. Rocha is the narrator and I was curious to know what she had to say. I listened to it in one day and it held my interest. The story is mainly about her murdered daughter and how she and the family was able to cope with the fact that the murderer was their son-in-law.

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    Starlet 06-23-14
    Starlet 06-23-14 Member Since 2005

    100% of the books I read are in audible format. I enjoy reading apocalyptic, WWII, psychology, classics, contemporary and non-fiction.

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    "A Woman Scorned Ended it all for Mr. Peterson"

    Listened to in February 2006. I thought this book was well written, penned by the mother of a daughter who was killed in such a horrible way by her husband and he was very close to the family. The resulting events with the husband's (Scott Peterson) parents, post murder, and how the parents antics are described in this book ,with such control by the author, is amazing. I'm just glad that it was put out there in writing for all to see. It comes across as a very accurate account, not sensationalized at all. So glad that Scott is forced to think about his actions in prison -- he could have gotten off if it wasn't for a woman scorned......who blew his cover.

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    Christine Fruitland Park, FL, USA 12-31-06
    Christine Fruitland Park, FL, USA 12-31-06 Member Since 2005
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    "God Bless Laci and her Mother"

    My heart goes out to Laci's family.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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