My Daughter Susan Smith

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Susan Smith was never a violent person, never abused her children. She never committed an act of any kind that those close to her could point to later as an omen of the killing of her children. She loved them dearly. They were her life. But she sent 3-year-old Michael and 14-month-old Alex to their deaths in John D. Long Lake in South Carolina on a dark October night in 1994.

My Daughter Susan Smith is the story of this infamous tragedy told by Susan’s mother. For nine days her family desperately hoped for the safe return of Michael and Alex. Susan’s confession left her family to deal with why it happened. This book is Linda Russell’s answer. In addition to details of the case as contained in court transcripts, newspapers, and behind-the-scenes experiences, she includes previously unpublished struggles of the family then and now. She also reveals details of Susan’s background that both help us understand her and indict some men in her life.