While They Slept

While They Slept

An Inquiry Into the Murder of A Family

Book - 2008
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From the bestselling author of The Kiss comes a riveting account of true crime-- the murder of a family in a small Midwestern town-- and the gripping exploration of its haunting aftermath. The Gilley family murders ended a lifetime of physical and mental abuse suffered by Billy and Jody at the hands of their parents. And it required each of the two survivors-- one a convicted murderer, the other suddenly an orphan--to create a new identity, a new life.
Publisher: New York : Random House, c2008.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9781400065424
Call Number: 364.1523 HARRISON
Characteristics: 290 p. ; 25 cm
Subjects: Gilley, Jody.
Gilley, Billy.
True crime stories.‡2lcgft
Dysfunctional families -- Oregon -- Medford -- Case studies.
Abusive parents -- Oregon -- Medford -- Case studies.
Parricide -- Oregon -- Medford -- Case studies.
Murder -- Oregon -- Medford -- Case studies.


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Jan 10, 2014

Error in the description - the 1984 Gilley murders took place in Medford, Oregon, not the Midwest. Beautiful writing and thoughtful analysis.

Oct 01, 2012

It was more of a inquiry not really a story like it says but it just didn't spark my interest!


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