|About the Book|
Carol Blades was described as shy and quiet. Moving around a lot when she was a child, Carols family finally settled in Nixa, Missouri, a small, quaint town nestled in the Ozarks-a safe place. Carol was just a teen when she married, and was planning a life with her husband and, hopefully, an adopted baby. All these plans would change when she went to do laundry in December of 1969 and never came home. This is a mothers story about a missing child, but it is also the story of cold cases and law enforcement-then and now. This is an investigation that has been resurrected, and the road to a killer is crooked, chilling and unconventional. Was it the serial killer? The husband? The sheriff? Or would a new, controversial investigation give this case some intriguing new possibilities and some kind of closure to the 35-year-old murder?