A True Story of Suspicious Death, Family Betrayal
and A Daughter's Courage
by Cindy Band and Julie Malear
When pretty, popular, sixteen-year-old Cindy Band returns from a party late one night she finds her luxurious home teeming with police. Her mother lies dead at the bottom of the basement stairs, supposedly the victim of an accidental fall.
Devastated by the loss of her mother and an autopsy which cannot confirm the cause of death, Cindy turns to her father for support but, tearful and seemingly distraught, he ignores her. Nevertheless, in the days that follow, Cindy begins to see signs that he is not the grieving husband he professes to be. Though Cindy is traumatized by the growing suspicions she harbors about her father's role in the death, she goes to the lead detective in the case.
Together, Cindy and Detective Sharkey gather evidence. However, when her father learns that she is helping the police, he adamently denies his guilt. Yet Cindy is soon beset by new terrors as she becomes the target of a series of dangerous and insidious real-life nightmares.
This is the gripping story of a young woman who bravely perseveres in her quest to achieve justice for her murdered mother—even though her own life is at stake.
"A disturbing tale of violence, abuse and betrayal with surprises and
twists that will stun you."
— John Dufresne
"A gripping, engrossing tale."
— Small Press Book Review
"The complicated story of a real-life heroine is indeed well-documented fact."
— Boca Raton Times
* Featured in the Palm Beach Post and Sun-Sentinel
Cindy Band, formerly a customer service manager for a computer company, is currently a special events manager at a popular restaurant in Florida, La Vieille Maison. She lives in Delray Beach, Florida, where she is establishing a support group for those who have had a family member murdered.
Julie Malear, a professional journalist, writer and film script doctor for over twenty-five years, is a graduate of Antioch College. She has written several true crime books and is regularly published in Best True Crime. The mother of four daughters, she is a member of the National League of American Pen Women and Mensa and resides in Delray Beach, Florida.
A New Horizon Press Release
6 x 9, 320 pages
LC #2002101393, world rights
ISBN: 0-88282-221-7 (hc), $25.95