By Kent Walker, Mark Schone
In 1988 a bothered younger guy and his flamboyant mom have been arrested for murdering a prosperous widow in her long island urban mansion. without warning, the US was once transfixed by way of a couple of real-life movie noir characters. The media couldn't get sufficient of the twisted courting among Sante Kimes and her twenty-three-year-old son Kenny.
But the main chilling tale of all was once by no means told—until now. Kent Walker, Sante's elder son, finds how he survived 40 years of "the Dragon Lady's" very specified model of motherly love and nonetheless controlled to break out.
As a toddler Kent watched his mom spoil his hardworking father, Ed Walker, and then—with Kent's painful collusion—snare what Sante referred to as "my millionaire." whilst she married doubtless decent real-estate developer Ken Kimes, it used to be a fit made in hell.
For the following 20 years Kent's mom and stepfather indulged in a globetrotting orgy of felony behavior.
Kent, their would-be recruit, used to be aware about the kin business—torching homes and defrauding acquaintances. whilst Kent's half-brother Kenny used to be born, Kent was once twelve years old—old sufficient to understand that he was once his more youthful sibling's simply protector. Kent attempted desperately to avoid wasting Kenny from his mother's sinister bidding. His failure haunts him to this present day.
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