Shattered Silence: The Untold Story of a Serial Killer’s Daughter by Melissa G. Moore with M. Bridget Cook-Burch

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Shattered Silence: The Untold Story of a Serial Killer’s Daughter

by Melissa G. Moore with M. Bridget Cook-Burch

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For over a decade, Melissa kept her family’s shameful secret. Locked in silence, she felt her innocence slip away as she slowly uncovered the truth about her father’s violent past. And she told no one . . .

Until she realized she had a choice. She couldn’t change the past. She couldn’t go back and make amends for what her father had done. But she could step out of his shadow and into the light. She could shatter the silence that had kept her bound.

In this unforgettable memoir, the daughter of the “Happy Face” serial killer shares her poignant message of hope and the power of finding your own voice. Melissa has told her story on several national talk shows and as the host of the LMN television series Monster in My Family, and she continues to share in this updated edition of Shattered Silence, which features two new chapters.

Uplifting and emotional, this book will inspire you to trust your intuition and speak out for truth as you face your own challenges and conquer your own obstacles.


About the Authors:

Melissa G. Moore is the daughter of Keith Jesperson, a man infamously known as the “Happy Face” serial killer. Melissa’s intuition and courage forged a drive within her to create a new way of life—one rich with contribution and full of meaning. As an author, international speaker, and host of the new A&E docu-series “Monster in My Family,” she shares a dynamic message of the unlimited power of choice. Melissa is a strong advocate for protecting victims of violence and keeping children safe. Her passions involve raising a healthy, beautiful family and developing resources for the emotional, physical, and spiritual needs of other children and families.

Bridget Cook-Burch is a New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestselling author, known for riveting tales of transformation. A near-death experience in her early twenties sparked her passion to write nonfiction that brings bright light into the darkest places of humanity. Her powerful work has been seen on Oprah, Dateline, CNN, Good Morning America, Dr. Phil, 20/20, in People and more. Her books include The Witness Wore Red: the 19th Wife Who Brought Polygamous Cult Leaders to Justice with the courageous Rebecca Musser, and Skinhead Confessions: From Hate to Hope with former gang leader, TJ Leyden. Featured in Leading Women and Living Proof, Bridget is a devoted wife, proud mother of four amazing children, and energetic director of SHEROES United, a non-profit devoted to addressing women’s issues. An internationally sought-after speaker and activist, she powerfully captivates audiences on personal and business transformation, and leaving the footprints of an inspired legacy.


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