I don't think this book helps in any way to solve what happened to Susan
Cox Powell. It is about a very dis-functional family and the unhappiness that
spread in every nook and cranny of their lives. I already know more about the
Powell family than I wish to know, and it is not good. RIP Susan.
Who would want to read about this miserable family headed by a sick, selfish man
who corrupted his own son? I hope she's not thinking about a pay day
for her book...
Good for Jennifer for writing her book. Whether anyone reads this painful
account, the healing value to her is important. It's also possible that
someone might benefit from reading it and lives might be saved. I
admire her for the stand she took against her family in this tragedy. As it
turned out, she was right in her assessment of her brother.
The point of the book is NOT to solve Susan's murder. We all know who did
it. She wrote it to offer insight into this sick family situation and have some
healing for herself. And, I hope she makes a bundle off it. She's been
through a lot and there's no reason why she shouldn't have something
good happen in her life.
I wouldn't pay a plum nickel to buy this book. I can't imagine a
person "making money" off of the murder of someone Jennifer says she
loved so dearly. I think everyone needs to move on. If "writing this
book" was so "therapeutic", can't the same feelings of release
be gained through continued journal writing, without the "need" to write
a book to make money? RIP Susan Cox, indeed! Bless her heart and those of her
@lledwards38"I admire her for the stand she took against her
family in this tragedy. As it turned out, she was right in her assessment of her
brother."Why would you admire her for being a sane human being?
I would admite her only if she made her assessment and did something to stop the
madness from happening. Her being "right" did nothing for those
children, she should have done something about it.
Call me crazy but to kick her mother out of her house because as a mother, she
refused to see the devil side of her son... I don't know... unless living
with her mother became too difficult (fights, arguments, etc), I don't
think I would have the heart to ask my mother to move out. As she mentioned, her
mother took great lengths to be away of this situation with the media. One got
to respect her for that.
Please ... can we be finished with the Powell stories. There is no value in this
I applaud Jenifer for writing the book. Whether she makes any money on this is
beside the point - I imagine that out there somewhere are other families in very
much the same circumstances. If her insights can help even one family avoid
what the Powells went through, then it will have been well worth it.