In Pretty Little Killers, journalist Daleen Berry and investigator Geoffrey Fuller expand upon their New York Times bestselling ebook The Savage Murder of Skylar Neese to give you even more information behind one of the most horrific and shocking murders of our time. Including over 100 pages of new material, Pretty Little Killers shares the latest theories and answers the questions that have left many people baffled.
After killer Shelia Eddy pled guilty to first degree murder and was sentenced to life in prison and Rachel Shoaf was sentenced to thirty years for second-degree murder, family, friends, investigators, and other key sources reveal the facts you would have learned if the case had gone to trial.
Including specific details drawn from Rachel’s confession, Pretty Little Killers looks at the crime through the eyes of the victim and killers, providing intimate testimony from the pages of Rachel’s personal journal, Skylar’s diary and school papers, and court records.
Berry and Fuller examine all this, including previously unreported details about Rachel and Shelia’s rumored lesbian relationship and explain why more than one investigator believes Skylar’s murder was a thrill kill.
Most important, Pretty Little Killers provides a satisfying answer to Skylar’s final question: “Why?”
This book will scare every parent who has teenagers. I first watched the Dateline program about this story and I was in so much shock that I had to order the book and read the story to find out what really happened to Skylar Neese. After reading about Skylar I could not believe that best friends could act like that towards one another. I mean best friends fight and argue but they don't kill for no reason.
Skylar, Shelia, and Rachel all became best friends and did everything together. Then they started to fight and argue more frequently and Sheila and Rachel decided to kill Skylar. According to Rachel she said they killed her because they did not like her anymore and everyone has said there was more to it and eventually the truth will come out.
They took Skylar out for a ride and killed her and then returned home like nothing happened. Sheila was even so bold as to help Skylar's parents post pictures and flyers every where to find Skylar all the while Sheila knew she and Rachel had killed her and left her body for the animals to eat.
These girls received life in prison but people say that they needed to get the death penalty because they killed SKylar in cold blood and went on with their lives as normal as if nothing happened. The one thing the family of Skylar Neese wants to know is WHY why did they kill her. They were best friends and did everything together so why would they kill her. But the girls are not talking and refuse to say why other than they did not like her anymore.
This is a must read book for all parents to read because you truly never know who your child's best friend or friends really are.
About The Author:
I've been a journalist for more than 20 years and made the New York Times bestseller list in 2014. I speak about social topics no one else likes to talk about, like murder-suicide and date rape, at conferences around the country. I've spoken at Johns Hopkins University; UC Berkeley, California; and was thrilled when I was invited to give aTEDx talk in 2013.
I love investigative reporting and am writing my fourth book, Pretty Little Killers, was released in July 2014.
My last book, The Savage Murder of Skylar Neese, with coauthor Geoff Fuller, was released in February 2014.
I was once an Associated Press stringer, in 1994, and West Virginia Public Radio aired my audio piece about the 2006 Sago Mine Disaster, which was pretty cool. When I have free time, I blog at my website, and contribute pieces to The Daily Beast and The Huffington Post.
I've won a few awards for my writing while reporting for and editing the following newspapers: The Cumberland Times-News; The Tracy Press; The Dominion Post; The Buckhannon Record Delta; The Kingsville Record; The Preston County Journal, and The Panther Press.