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"Eddie Lee Sexton is evil incarnate. Like Charles Manson, he exercised a cult-like mind control over others who did his dirty work. But unlike Manson, both Sexton's victims and his subjects were his very own flesh and blood." As strong as they are, these words from an assistant district attorney barely hint at the depravity hidden for years within the Sexton family. Strange notions about "Futuretrons" and hand markings that convey absolute power, revelations of incest and physical abuse, bodies buried in the camping area of a Florida state park-- House of Secrets has so many layers of weirdness that it will amaze even seasoned readers of true crime. Lowell Cauffiel has a talent for combining quotations from interviews and unembellished facts into prose that reads like a novel. Two people are dead, and the children who suffered the cruel fate of being born into the Sexton family may never completely heal from their injuries--but at least their story has been told. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
Unbelievably sad story of sick parents. I can't imagine any of those kids having a normal life and not inflicting some of their sickness on their own children. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Laraine Mumford
This book was one of the best books i have ever set down with. your heart goes out to the children so much, it leaves you thining that in some way there was always something else... Read morePublished on Sept. 13 2004 by Katy
As a life-long resident of Canton, I had heard heres-and-theres of the Sexton's, which is what aroused my interest to buy the book. Read morePublished on Jan. 6 2004 by Pinknovemberksu
I had to give this book five stars. Lowell Cauffiel did an amazing job getting all the facts for this twisted family. Read morePublished on Sept. 23 2003
This book was excellent! I did not want to put it down, so much going on it definitely keeps you interested! I only hope that one day that man gets what he deserves.. Read morePublished on Sept. 11 2003 by Cindi Silverman
There were so many times while I was reading this book that I actually had to put it down because I was so disgusted. This is not a normal family by any means. Read morePublished on July 23 2003 by A. Vegan
I am a big fan of true-crime writing... but this book, well, it was just disturbing. More of a story of incest and family disfunction than a true-crime type of book. Read morePublished on March 9 2003
The tale of the Sexton's is not for the faint of heart.
This is a fairly well written book, although I will admit that the way the information was organized did not help the... Read more
Lowell Cauffiel is one of the top three true crime writers alive today; his peers are Ann Rule and Jack Olsen. Read morePublished on July 1 2002 by Marifrances