The Girl in the Leaves by Robert Scott, Sarah Maynard & Larry Maynard

The Girl in the Leaves

By Robert Scott, Sarah Maynard & Larry Maynard

  • Release Date: 2012-12-31
  • Genre: True Crime
Score: 4
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Description

THE STORY OF ONE OF THE MOST BIZARRE MASS MURDERS EVER RECORDED. AND THE GIRL WHO ESCAPED WITH HER LIFE.

In the fall of 2010, in the all-American town of Apple Valley, Ohio, four people disappeared without a trace: Stephanie Sprang; her friend, Tina Maynard; and Tina’s two children, thirteen-year-old Sarah and eleven-year-old Kody. Investigators began scouring the area, yet despite an extensive search, no signs of the missing people were discovered.

On the fourth day of the search, evidence trickled in about neighborhood “weirdo” Matthew Hoffman. A police SWAT team raided his home and found an extremely disturbing sight: every square inch of the place was filled with leaves and a terrified Sarah Maynard was bound up in the middle of it like some sort of perverted autumn tableau. But there was no trace of the others.

Then came Hoffman’s confession to an unspeakable crime that went beyond murder and defied all reason. His tale of evil would make Sarah’s survival and rescue all the more astonishing—a compelling tribute to a young girl’s resilience and courage and to her fierce determination to reclaim her life in the wake of unimaginable wickedness.

Reviews

  • Kudos to Miss Maynard

    5
    By willsmomanddad
    I first learned about this brave young lady on the Dr Phil show. I envy her strength and courage. I sincerely hope that Hoffman was put in general population at the prison. This book, to me, at times seemed strange and repeated itself. But I would still recommend it.

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