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Title: Silent Sisters
Author: Joanne Lee
Genre: True Crime, Biography
Page Count: 209
Publishers: Mirror Books
Publishing Date: April 18, 2019
A horrifying discovery.
For over 20 years, Joanne Lee’s mother kept the remains of not one, but three newborn babies hidden in a bin in her wardrobe.
She had buried a fourth baby in newspaper and rags in St Helens Cemetery.
For the first time since exposing her mother’s crimes, Joanne breaks her silence over her family’s horrific ordeal and her fight for justice for the siblings she never knew.
Growing up in chaotic circumstances on Merseyside, Joanne suffered at the hands of a violent boyfriend and controlling relatives, as her mother lapsed into a downward spiral of drinking and casual sex following the break-up of her marriage. But the consequences of her mother’s messy lifestyle turned out to be far worse than Joanne could ever have imagined.
She already knew about the baby buried in a shallow makeshift grave next to the family plot. But when Joanne came across a red plastic bin in her mother’s wardrobe in 2009, she realised that the family home held an even more sinister secret.
In Silent Sisters, the daughter who was falsely accused of murdering her own baby sister will tell her full story for the first time, detailing her struggle to understand her mother, to piece together the truth and to give the four babies the proper burial they deserve.
This book is well written. It is so vivid. No one should have to go through that. It is horrible that she and her sister and brother had to go through that. God bless them and their families. I will definitely read more by this author. If anyone else has read her story let me know your thoughts down in the comments.