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House of Secrets
House of Secrets
Author: Lowell Cauffiel
ISBN: 176
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Long and twisted true story. Some surprising ambiguous aspects - really leaves open ended questions about how children growing up in such a home are scarred by the experience - some of them were adults and did their own criminal acts by the time authorities intervened.
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not your typical true crime book but well written. very disturbing.
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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.
LoveBeingMOM avatar reviewed House of Secrets on + 134 more book reviews
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16 pages of photos...amazing the control one man has over so many. A MUST read for any true crime fan!
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ON AN OCTOBER NIGHT, AT ONE OF THE CAMPGROUNDS DOTTING FLORIDA'S GULF COAST, EX-CON EDDIE LEE SEXTON TOLD HIS DAUGHTER PIXIE TO SILENCE HER CRIYING BABY. INCREDIBLY, THE YOU MOTHER SMOTHERED THE HELPLESS INFANT,STUFFED IT'S TINY CORPSE INTO A GY BAG, AND THEN BURIED IT IN A SHALLOW GRAVE. LESS THAN A MONTH LATER, EDDIE LEE ORDERED HIS SON WILLIE TO STRANGLE TH BABY'S BEREAVED DAD DURING A FAMILY PICNIC. SEXTON WAS PRIMING HIS THIRD VICTIM WHEN THE FBI AND FLORIDA COPS FINALLY CAUGHT UP WITH HIM THEY HID HIS CRUEL ABUSE TUHORITIES SOON LEARNED THAT THESE KILLINGS WERE THE FINAL HEINOUS ACTS OF A SADISTIC, INCESTUOUS MONSTER WHOSE REIGHN OF PSYCHOLOGICAL AND SEXUAL VIOLENCE HAD BEGUN BACK IN OHIO. FOR YEARS, EDDIE LEE WHIPPED HIS CHILDREN DAILY, RAPED HIS DAUGHTERS, ABUSED HIS SONS, AND EVEN FATHERED THREE INBRED SEXTON BABIES. BUT IN EARY 1192,AFTER TEENAGED MACHELLE SEXTON'S COURAGEOUS FLIGHT TO AUTHORITIES THE WALLS OF SILENCE SURROUNDING THIS HOUSE OF HORRORS CRUMBLED. BY 1995 SEXTON WOULD BE SITTING ON FLORIDA'S DEATH ROW.
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reviewed House of Secrets on + 31 more book reviews
It's almost impossible to believe a person could do these things but especially to his own family and his own children. It's a devastating story. It's hard to put the book down because one page is more horrible and eye opening than the next.
wezzymay avatar reviewed House of Secrets on + 14 more book reviews
This true account was unreal. This book was full of horror. I couldn't put this one down. Great book.
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I've read this book twice and it is even better the second time around. A fast and interesting read.
calevanik avatar reviewed House of Secrets on + 31 more book reviews
I have always been interested in true crime reads. I find is fascinating to hear how normal people's lives can be or seem before the horrid occurs. This book left me a little less than intrigued. It was not at all what I expected. These crimes were inhumane and ghastly. Worth the read, but only if you have the stomach to get through it.
carmenc avatar reviewed House of Secrets on + 31 more book reviews
Oh my gosh this is something horrible. I wonder what happened to all of them. This book will keep you reading until you finish it possible in one day.
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This book is really good. Kept me from putting it down.


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