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A Five Star Review for Silent Scream my True Crime

Silent Scream has received a five star review on Amazon. This book is not for the faint of heart  and neither is it sanitized as most true crimes are. It is written the way it was solved and in language that law enforcement and those in the criminal justice system understand.

Silent Scream

5.0 out of 5 stars Silent Scream, April 17, 2012

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This book is amazing and easy to read even though the subject matter is very gruesome. Having read all of the authors books I would recommend her books to anyone who wants a true crime novel that grabs you at page one and does not let go until the very end.

April 19, 2012 Posted by | Reviews | , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Another Five Star Review for Silent Scream by Author Ashley Fontainne

Silent Scream A True Crime

Once again the voice of the victims of Florida’s First Serial Killer Gerard Schaefer have a voice. Author Ashley Fontainne has added her voice to those of the girls and allowed them to speak through her. I have always said the victims are driving the train of this book. They are the ones who give Silent Scream the voice. They are the ones who have been screaming silently for over thirty years because no one but their families remembered them. They are not out of the darkness and into the light. They are no longer surrounded by the evil that permeated from their killer, Gerard Schaefer. He is no longer the voice of the girls. They have their own voice and with that voice they finally find peace.

Thank you Ashley for being a part of that voice, for listening to their screams for hearing their cries and for remembering them!

5.0 out of 5 stars Truth: Always stranger than fiction, March 22, 2012
By Ashley Fontainne “Ashley” (Malvern, Arkansas) – See all my reviewsThis review is from: Silent Scream A True Crime (Kindle Edition)

So many people enjoy a book full of mystery, suspense, thrills and chills, cringing when the antagonist wreaks havoc on the pages, cheering when the protagonist gains the upper hand and wins.

But that is fiction, and this story by Yvonne Mason was based on real life events. That alone made me give pause while I read her well-researched work, wondering, as she did, what truly made this monster tick and feeling nothing but empty sadness for the poor trail of victims and their families left behind in his evil wake.

Yvonne Mason obviously spent untold hours of research delving into the mind of a serial killer long since dead (thank goodness) and it shows in her work. Her care and compassion for the hapless women that suffered unspeakable horror during their last moments on earth will truly send shivers up your spine. Questions posed about the mindset of this truly evil man are left unanswered because no one, not even Gerard John Schaefer himself, could really understand the depths of his insanity.

This is a gripping story that will leave the reader perhaps a bit more cautious in daily life, wondering what evil truly does lurk around the next corner.

Yvonne Mason summed up this book at the end:

“I must give them a voice. Now, no longer will the victims scream in silence, they now have a voice, and with this voice, comes peace. For the girls – sleep well.”

Amen, Yvonne. May all of them rest in peace.

April 10, 2012 Posted by | Reviews | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

A Five Star Review for Silent Scream

Silent Scream A True Crime

Truth: Always stranger than fiction, March 22, 2012

Today this appeared on Amazon about my true crime Silent Scream. This reader got it. She understands that the girls voice was more important than the sanitized – feel sorry for- softball throw for Gerard Schaefer Florida’s first serial killer – before Ted Bundy- Danny Rolling and O’Toole.

Schaefer was before “Serial Killer” was even a term. Ms. Fonatainne understands that girls have been forgotten way to long. She got it that everything on the net had to do with Schaefer and his narcissistic personality. She understood that the girls were screaming silently and had been since the day they were taken, tortured, and executed.
This review stands on its own merit. And she is right truth is stranger than fiction.

By Ashley Fontainne “Ashley”This review is from: Silent Scream A True Crime (Kindle Edition)
So many people enjoy a book full of mystery, suspense, thrills and chills, cringing when the antagonist wreaks havoc on the pages, cheering when the protagonist gains the upper hand and wins.

But that is fiction, and this story by Yvonne Mason was based on real life events. That alone made me give pause while I read her well-researched work, wondering, as she did, what truly made this monster tick and feeling nothing but empty sadness for the poor trail of victims and their families left behind in his evil wake.

Yvonne Mason obviously spent untold hours of research delving into the mind of a serial killer long since dead (thank goodness) and it shows in her work. Her care and compassion for the hapless women that suffered unspeakable horror during their last moments on earth will truly send shivers up your spine. Questions posed about the mindset of this truly evil man are left unanswered because no one, not even Gerard John Schaefer himself, could really understand the depths of his insanity.

This is a gripping story that will leave the reader perhaps a bit more cautious in daily life, wondering what evil truly does lurk around the next corner.

Yvonne Mason summed up this book at the end:

“I must give them a voice. Now, no longer will the victims scream in silence, they now have a voice, and with this voice, comes peace. For the girls – sleep well.”

Amen, Yvonne. May all of them rest in peace.

March 22, 2012 Posted by | True Crime | , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

It Is Better To Be Thought A Fool Than To Open Your Mouth and Remove All Doubt

  • Silent Scream A True Crime

    This morning I opened my mail and to my surprise I found this “nice” little comment on the photo of the cover of my true crime Silent Scream. A Mr. Chuck Bales who doesn’t know me from Adams House cat and has absolutely no clue as to what I write, nor why I write it decided to either be cute or stupid. I am going with stupid. This is what he posted ‎”Their Screams are no long silent.”?? What kind of author writes THAT??
    Now if he had bothered to read the back of the book or had bothered to read anything about the book he would understand the meaning behind  “Their screams are no longer silent.”
    The victims of Gerard Schaefer were bound, gagged, hung, tortured and executed. He killed in pairs. One had to watch while he  killed the first one. Because they were gagged they could only scream in their minds, hence the “Silent Scream”. The book has given their screams a voice.
    Now back to the second part of Mr. Bales comment. “What kind of author writes THAT?”  Mr. Bales the kind of author who writes “THAT” as you so simply put it is the kind of author who believes that the dead deserve to be remembered.  Especially victims of crimes. The kind of author who feels compassion for the families who live every day with the wonder of what happened and why. The kind of author who feels compassion for those families whose daughters have never been found. The kind of author who feels compassion for parents who lost a child way to soon, whose daughter will grow up without her mother and whose siblings will never see their sister again.
     Mr. Bales, apparently you have never been exposed to the underbelly of society. That part of society which is dark and unforgiving. Apparently you have never been in position where  you wanted to scream but couldn’t. So you could only scream silently in your head. Apparently you live in a world behind rose colored glasses which taint your view of the real world.
     Please do not insult the memory of the victims by your crass comments, your insensitive thought process. Only by becoming educated into what happened to the girls are you good enough to read their story and honor their memory.   These girls have been screaming silently ever since the day they were taken. Not anymore. They have a voice and that voice is me.
    Their screams are not heard and their lives are remembered and honored.

February 25, 2012 Posted by | Hate Mail | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

   

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