This medical mystery novel features an idealistic young physician-to-be who loses her idealism after a series of overpowering events intervene to rob her of everything she loved. Who is Ellen Goodman? Is she the kind, empathetic obstetrician who has delivered thousands of babies? Or is she the greedy baby broker who sells the babies of poor, teenage girls to the highest bidder? Or, perhaps, is she a woman capable of even darker acts? Only you the reader can make that judgment.
Everything changed when Laura turned 13 and her father developed Alzheimer's disease. She became the perfect caregiver daughter. She literally and figuratively became her dad's caregiver. Detective Liz Roberts is assigned to a case when a confused man is found alone, wandering around the Big Fresno Fair, unable to tell anyone who he is or where he came from. The only clue to his identity is a piece of paper in his pocket that says, "My name is Larry". As Liz uncovers his identity, she also begins to uncover long-kept secrets.
Dale Johnston was arrested, tried and convictedfor the dismemberment murders of his stepdaughter, Annette Cooper, and her fiancé, Todd Schultz. He was sentenced to die in the electric chair. His conviction by a three-judge panel was later reversed by the Ohio Court of Appeals and that decision was subsequently upheld by Ohio's Supreme Court. However, the original question still remained: Was there a reasonable doubt?
Studies have confirmed that molested children often become molesters themselves. Daddy's Girl, a horror novella based on a true "ripped from the headlines" story, serves as a prequel to Pretty Little Girl, a psychological thriller in which a female detective searches for a molested daughter who, in a concerted attempt to regain her identity, abandons her now-demented father. Daddy's Girl offers a framework for the reader to understand incest and its disastrous effect on sexuality, intimacy and relationships.