Aside from the bizarre and grotesque nature of the story (which all of the reviews correctly and obviously mention), there is one aspect that really intrigued me: assuming the background and basic events here are actually factual, how this woman could be perceived as a "lady" and her family as in any way "good" is beyond me.
Generations of teenage pregnancies and weddings. Nothing (or very little) in the way of education. Scandals and fits and oddities and erratic behavior that make Latin soap operas sound like Plato (and I'm Latin by the way). Shoplifting (what?!). Getting into physical fights with neighbors. Claiming time and again that she had been raped, or molested, or harassed by men (and no charges sought). Going back and forth to parents' house dragging children. Flagrant inappropriate behavior with own children. A seedy "romance" with a married politician. Bad checks. Theft. And all that without even getting into the real good stuff (gold-digging, murder, attempted murder, fraud etc).
Kind of a scary notion to imagine what kind of people would be described as "dysfunctional", "trashy" or "low-rent" by these fine folks then.