She took the identity of a murder victim—robbing an entire family of a funeral for their loved one and the chance to catch her murderer. Nearly thirty years later, the walls of deceit begin to crumble... "We thought we could leave the past behind us. We thought we could live the lie forever. We had come dangerously close to doing so. But we thought wrong."
She was the illegitimate child of an influential mafia member. Her biological mother takes off in the middle of the night to save her unborn child from being raised by this prominent family rooted deeply in organized crime—a fate she couldn't prevent for her daughter.
The child's story quickly unfolds with glimpses of an early childhood in New Jersey, adolescent years in Washington, D.C., murder, mafia, CIA assassins, sex, drug-dealers, gun-runners and a young adult who would travel the East Coast—running away from her past while searching to belong in a life that was never hers.
She was your neighbor in Alexandria, Virginia, a paramedic in Danese, West Virginia. You went to Jazzercise class in Plant City, Florida with her and attended parties in her Walden Lake home. She lied to old classmates of a murder victim from Annandale High School. And she may have lied to you.
With the walls closing in around her, she quickly begins to jot down the facts of her life in a last-ditch effort to apologize to her children and offer explanation to all those she has deceived. The child of a well-known sociopath confesses her sins openly for the first time in this no-holds-barred account of her life. She spares no details in confessing the sins of those around her while telling her story and makes no apologies for doing so, "If at any time they don't like what I have to say, they are free to close the book, walk away or write their own damn book for that matter. I think you would do well to type more and talk less. I have places to go and people to run from, remember?"