Unanswered Cries Author:Thomas French The screams rent the night air. It was May 22, 1984, and in the small town of Gulfport, Florida, Karen Gregory was being murdered. Even after her assailant raped and stabbed her inside her house, Karen managed to get to her front porch to let out one last, desperate cry for help. More than a dozen people in the quiet suburban neighborhood heard ... more »her scream - no one came. No one called the police.
Unanswered Cries is a story of murder and the terrible effects it has on people's lives - not just the victim and her killer, but the friends and family of Karen Gregory, the neighbors in whose ears Karen's screams would echo with guilty intensity, and the detecive, Larry Tosi, whose determination to obtain justice led him down a terrible path.
Karen Gregory, a thirty-six-year-old graphic artist with long brown hair and piercing crystalline eyes, had just moved in with her boyfriend, David Mackey, an administrator of a counseling program for Vietnam veterans. It was on the hallway carpet of her new three-bedroom white house that she bled to death. Thomas French takes us inside this woman's life, and inside the lives of the people who were so irrevocably changed by her death; the family members so devastated they could not rid themselves of horrible nightmares; David Mackey, whose sorrow at losing the woman he loved almost overwhelmed him; the people who loved and respected the accused killer and could not believe he was capable of murder. Thomas French shows us that there is no such thing as a "little murder," that violent death has a power to shatter the comfortable preconceptions of everyone it touches.« less
This is a chilling story of a young woman who's screams go unanswered. Someone was watching, waiting for a chance to find her alone. When he did, the woman was dead. Without giving up the story, I recommend the book. I guarantee you will not put it down.