320 pages, 7.5 × 4.2 × 0.8 in
December 31, 2012
Penguin Publishing Group
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0425258823
ISBN - 13: 9780425258828
About the Book
Scott, an experienced true-crime writer, chronicles the bizarre and shocking true story of 13-year-old Sarah Maynard, who was the lone survivor in a crazed killer's spree that occurred in Apple Valley, Ohio, in the fall of 2010. Available in a tall Premium Edition. Original.
From the Publisher
THE STORY OF ONE OF THE MOST BIZARRE MASS MURDERS EVER RECORDED. AND THE GIRL WHO ESCAPED WITH HER LIFE.
In the fall of 2010, in the all-American town of Apple Valley, Ohio, four people disappeared without a trace: Stephanie Sprang; her friend, Tina Maynard; and Tina’s two children, thirteen-year-old Sarah and eleven-year-old Kody. Investigators began scouring the area, yet despite an extensive search, no signs of the missing people were discovered.
On the fourth day of the search, evidence trickled in about neighborhood “weirdo” Matthew Hoffman. A police SWAT team raided his home and found an extremely disturbing sight: every square inch of the place was filled with leaves and a terrified Sarah Maynard was bound up in the middle of it like some sort of perverted autumn tableau. But there was no trace of the others.
Then came Hoffman’s confession to an unspeakable crime that went beyond murder and defied all reason. His tale of evil would make Sarah’s survival and rescue all the more astonishing—a compelling tribute to a young girl’s resilience and courage and to her fierce determination to reclaim her life in the wake of unimaginable wickedness.
About the Author
More information to be announced soon on this forthcoming title from Penguin USA.
Praise for Robert Scott and his books:
“Compelling and shocking…a ground-breaking book.”—Robert K. Tanenbaum
“Fascinating and fresh…a fast-paced, informative read.”—Sue Russell
“Skillfully written…[Scott] has the ability to tell a true story with compassion and taste while grabbing and keeping the reader's attention.” —ReviewingTheEvidence.com
“An excellent true crime writer.”—True Crime Book Reviews