A Silence of Mockingbirds (Hardcover)

The Memoir of a Murder

By Karen Spears Zacharias

MacAdam/Cage Publishing, 9781596923751, 317pp.

Publication Date: April 1, 2012

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Investigative journalist and author Karen

Spears Zacharias never anticipated that she

would become one of the characters involved

in a high-profile murder. But when she

reconnects with a young woman named Sarah,

who lived in the Zacharias home at one time

and was treated like family, Karen discovers

that something unspeakable has happened

to Sarah's daughter, Karly. Compelled to

consider her own culpability in this tragic

case, Karen pieces together what happened to

Karly through court documents, investigators'

interviews, and interviews with friends, family,

law enforcement officials, and key witnesses.

As the terrible story unfolds, the hard question

emerges for everyone involved, indeed all of

us: Why was no cry raised to protect Karly?

This is also the story of a father's unrelenting

love for his daughter, an immigrant's tragic

struggle for redemption, and a journalist's

urgent call for change.