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Raised by a Serial Killer

Discovering the Truth About My Father

About The Book

The untold story behind the hit true crime podcast The Clearing, this unforgettable memoir traces one daughter’s moving quest to understand her larger-than-life childhood as she searches for the truth about her father, the serial killer Edward Wayne Edwards.

One evening in 2009, April Balascio was searching online, as she had been every night, for unsolved murders in the towns her family had lived growing up, when she stumbled across the latest investigations into the “Sweetheart Murders” cold case. All at once, the buried memories of her father’s dark history were awakened, and she knew she had to take action. She picked up the phone to call a detective and the rest is infamous true crime history.

In her unflinching memoir, Balascio bravely reveals an astonishing tale of a lifetime of manipulation, unexplained upheavals, and silent fear. Some part of her had always known what her father was capable of, but the full truth of how she came to these revelations is as riveting as it is quietly terrifying. Through searing storytelling, dedicated research, and intimate insight, Raised by a Serial Killer is a gripping, courageous memoir unlike any other.

About The Author

April Balascio is the daughter of American serial killer Edward Wayne Edwards and the feature of the acclaimed 2019 true crime podcast The Clearing. She lives in the Florida panhandle.   

Product Details

  • Publisher: Gallery Books (December 3, 2024)
  • Length: 352 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781982177034

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