By Ken Englade
The Lover: He was once the bright younger son of a German diplomat. yet his love for Elizabeth might draw Jens Soering right into a internet of insanity and murder.
The homicide: while Elizabeth's mom and dad have been came upon savagely butchered of their stylish Virginia state domestic, she and Jens fled to Europe-igniting a world manhunt that spanned 3 continents.
The Trial: The sensational court docket drama that painted a twisted portrait of 2 golden youths fed on via hatred and perverse fantasies. Elizabeth's startling testimony-and intimations of acts and wishes that went past mere murder-would show a tangled net of darkish secrets and techniques and lethal obsession.
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A bubbly, blue-eyed, brown-haired girl, Elizabeth was a delightful child with a quiet, even disposition and a winning smile. More so than most children, Elizabeth seemed from an early age to crave affection. When she was old enough to write, she frequently penned sentimental notes to her parents and shyly slipped them under their bedroom door, reaffirming with regularity her need to be noticed. For the most part, Nancy and Derek were elated to comply. Since she was a decade younger than her half-siblings, Elizabeth was reared virtually as an only child, from the beginning receiving almost the full force of her parents’ attention.
Nancy gave this to me a long time ago,” she explained. ” Fingering it as reverently as a Catholic would a rosary, Annie paused, considering what to do. Nancy was her dearest and closest friend. They had been like sisters since they were children. Over the years she had come to be fond of Derek as well. She liked them both too much, was too respectful of their privacy, to go barging into their home unless she was asked to do so. But this had the earmarks of an emergency. She knew no two people more reliable than Derek and Nancy.
Startled by her own voice, she jumped as though a hairy spider had just crawled across her foot. When there was no reply, she tried again. ” she called more softly. ” Again there was no response. She turned and looked at the three women. No help there. Their faces were as blank as the Virginia sky. ” she asked them. Constance shrugged. Jane, the more visibly frightened of the three, bobbed her head nervously. “Something’s very wrong,” she said in a quavering voice. ” Annie threw back her shoulders and took a deep breath.
Beyond Reason by Ken Englade