Lethal Friendship: A Mother's Battle to Put--and Keep--a Serial Killer Behind Bars
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"A Frustrating System" according to James J. Pecora. Sue Young expresses eloquently the anxiety and frustration of dealing with a system designed more to protect the perpetrator than the victim or the victim's family. She also provides us with the lonely feelings of a mother who knows that her daughter may have been killed by a person she knew but like any mother holds on to the belief that her daughter may still be alive. It is a heartbreaking story full of suspense and hope.It is a tribute to Sue Young that she was even able to put down in words the tragic event that changed her life forever and that none of us who have children should e. Riveting, engrossing, inspirational. Couldn't put it down. A friend called me after she picked this book up and spent half the night reading. I couldn't put it down, either. This is the very personal story of a woman whose daughter was murdered by a serial killer. Even a single murder creates many victims. Author and mother Sue Young relates her experience in stunning detail. Her daughter Martha was just nineteen when she was murdered, a student at Michigan State University. Sue Young points out behaviors in Martha's boyfriend, who was Martha's murderer, that in hindsight were warning signs: he was not the trustworthy young man they had thought.. R. Turner said A Menace to East Lansing. Having grown up in East Lansing, MI, around the corner from the Young Family (my Dad is the guy mentioned who organized a neighborhood search), and graduated with Martha Sue, I lived in fear of Donald Miller for years. The community was sure he had committed the crimes, but he just couldn't be caught. When he was scheduled for release, it was just another reminder of the frustration of keeping this criminal where he belonged. The book clarified the misconceptions I had for all of these years. I'm glad to see Sue Young is complimentary of the people she dealt with in the justice system (e
Frank Ochberg, Adjunct Professor of Criminal Justice and Journalism; Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Michigan State University; Former Director of Mental Health for the State of Michigan"Sue has the facts dead bang accurate, and the telling of the story is done not only remarkably well, but with a degree of honesty that is almost like a reporter's detachment."-Judge Peter Houk, Chief Judge 30th Judicial Circuit Court-retired. Young helped mobilize the community and her state to keep a killer contained. Yet you will be encouraged-and educated-by Sue Young's commitment to seeking justice. This book is her personal account of her ordeal and her faith and her effectiveness. Ms. It's a story told with difficulty, yet told well.-Zig Ziglar, Author and Motivational Teacher"Sue Young endured one of the most profound tragedies and traumas a mother can face: the abduction and murder of her daughter and then, twenty years later, the specter of early release of her daughter's killer. Lethal Friendship will break your heart. This is a riveting book that reads like a novel but is too, too true-a remarkable and inspirational work by a remarkable and inspirational woman."-Dr. And she did it in a way that encourages all of us to fight for justice and humanity
About the Author Michigan resident Sue Young won the Michigan Victim Advocate of the Year award, and is a participant in the Victims and the Media Program at Michigan State University?s School of Journalism. . Sue holds a BA from the University of Texas and a master?s from Duke University
Michigan resident Sue Young won the Michigan Victim Advocate of the Year award, and is a participant in the Victims and the Media Program at Michigan State University?s School of Journalism. Sue holds a BA from the University of Texas and a master?s from Duke University.