This is a true story.
On July 4, 2020 Kory Marie received two phone calls. One from her uncle, saying her mother was found dead in her bedroom from an overdose.
A second from a homicide detective saying he believes it was murder - and her uncle is the suspect.
Now Marie wants the truth. But sifting through conflicting details and compelling evidence will require a fearless look into her mother's dark past and a relentless commitment to separating fact from fiction.
And beneath the stories of abuse, addiction, and unresolved trauma, Marie will uncover a long-held family secret.
A secret that changes everything...
USA TODAY bestselling author Kory M. Shrum makes her foray into nonfiction with this deeply vulnerable memoir. This is a true story about her mother's sudden tragic death under suspicious circumstances, and the tumultuous childhood she shared with her mentally-ill mother.
But above all, it's about her discovery that no matter how deep the wounds, redemption and forgiveness are always possible--even after death.
The book will include family photos unavailable anywhere else.