This is a gripping, heart-breaking, true-story about the murder of an innocent little two-year old girl. It is not graphic or gory, and it never does answer the reason or the "why" it was done, however, it shows the perserverance of the little girl's grandmother, a detective and a DA and how it all paid off. I highly recommend this book to anyone who's reading tastes include true-crime stories.
such a sad story, it will break your heart. this child is so innocent and powerless against her jealous father. he did not want to keep her when he found out his wife was pregnant with her he wanted an abortion. mother decided to keep her and the father is just so evil and heartless to kill his own child just a baby of 2 years. excellent read!
The true story of the investigation into the murder of 2-year-old Renee Goode in 1994. Three women, Renee's mother, her grandmother, and a police detective who also lost a daughter, join together as they each search for answers.
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About a father who kills his 2 year old daughter for a lousy $50k life insurance policy.Author Carlton Stowers makes this TC book read like a novel, I like his style. If you like TC, this is an excellent read.
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Incredibly sad story of a child's death, and the dogged determination of her mother and grandmother to find the truth. I recently discovered Mr. Stowers when I noticed that Ann Rule recommended one of this book. I have now read 3 of his, and I plan to read more.
When two year old Renee Goode died in her father's arms, her mother and grandmother suspected that he had killed her. And they would not give up trying to prove it. They found a female police investigator who was convince their suspicions were correct. Especially when they found that the father had taken out a huge life insurance policy on the little girl. Persistence paid off, and he was found guilty.
Carlton Stowers' book is a very well written, detailed account of the life and death of two year old Renee Goode. He introduces the reader to all the characters in the story and gives a complete picture of Renee's family and the horrible way her life is ended at the hands of her own father. He tells of the relentless battle Renee's grandmother fights to find someone to help get justice for little Renee. Mr. Stowers also tells of the in-depth investigation and those who worked so diligently to make sure a killer does not go free to possibly kill again. He has told this story with such compassion, the book is really hard to put down.
Patricia B. reviewed To the Last Breath: Three Women Fight for the Truth Behind a Child's Tragic Murder (Thorndike Press Large Print Americana Series) on + 21 more book reviews
One day, 2yr old Renee Goode was playing happily with her sisters & cousin, as the 4 of them enjoyed an impromptu "slumber party" at the home of her father, Shane Goode. The next day she was dead
The local medical examiner could not determine the cause of little Remee's death. Buther mother, Annette & grandmother Sharon were convinced she'd been murdered - and that they knew the identity of Renee's killer - her handsome father Shanne Goode, a manipulative, emotionally abusive man who displayed virtualy no interest in Renee - untill he took out a $50,000 Ins Policy on her life.