How much would a father sacrifice for his child?
Nineteen years ago, Indiana police found the body of a young girl, burned beyond recognition and buried in the woods. They arrested George Calhoun for murdering his daughter, and his wife testified against him at the trial. The jury convicted him. Now his appeals have been exhausted, and his execution is just a few weeks away.
George said he didn’t do it. That the body isn’t his little Angelina. But that’s all he’s ever said – no other defense, no other explanation.
Dani Trumball, an attorney for the Help Innocent Prisoners Project, wants to believe him. After all, there was no forensic evidence that the body in the woods was George’s daughter. But if the girl isn’t Angelina, then who is it? And what happened to the Calhouns’ missing daughter?
For nineteen years, George Calhoun has stayed silent. But that’s about to change, and the story he tells Dani—if it’s true—changes everything.
Targeted Age Group: Adult/Teens
Book Price: $2.99
What Advice Would You Give Aspiring Writers?
Edit, edit and edit. And then finally put it to rest. When you’re ready to look for an agent or publisher, if that’s the path you choose, don’t give up and don’t take rejection personally. Learn from those agents that give you feedback.
After receiving her Master of Science degree and New York State Professional Certificate in school psychology, Marti Green realized her true passion was the law.
She went on to receive her law degree from Hofstra University and worked as in-house counsel for a major cable television operator for twenty-five years, specializing in contracts, intellectual property law, and regulatory issues.
A passionate traveler who has visited six continents, Marti Green now lives in central Florida with her husband, Lenny, and cat, Howie. She has two adult sons and four grandchildren.
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
As a lawyer, I’ve had a long standing interest in the wrongfully convicted. In research for the book, I was surprised to learn that police-induced false confessions are among the leading causes of wrongful convictions. In fact, a 2003 study found them to be the single leading cause. In more than two-thirds of the DNA-cleared homicide cases documented by the Innocence Project, convictions were based on false confessions.