“The Hansens appeared to be a glamorous family blessed with success. But behind the closed doors was a story of drugs, orgies, physical and sexual assault, and constant fear…Book voyeurs who are able to tackle tough subject matter will love this tale.” –Kim Cantrell True Crime Book Reviews
BESTSELLING, AWARD WINNING AUTHOR, SHERRIE LUEDER’S GRIPPING TRUE STORY OF A SON AND DAUGHTER’S PAINFUL MEMORIES AND FIGHT FOR SURVIVAL WHILE GROWING UP IN AN ABUSIVE HOME IN THE SUBURBS OF DENVER–THEIR OWN INVESTIGATION INTO THEIR MOTHER’S MYSTERIOUS DEATH–AND RELENTLESS QUEST FOR JUSTICE.
This book is the first to explore the mysterious death of Janyce “Janny” Hansen, a former top model from Denver, Colorado. She, along with her husband and children, live in an upscale home in the suburbs. The community sees an affluent, glamorous family. The reality is far different. An abused wife who can’t let go. A husband who beats and sexually assaults his adopted children–while running gambling and prostitution businesses from their home.
In the early morning hours of September 21, 1984, her husband returns home to discover her lifeless body in his Mercedes convertible parked in the garage–or so he says. Her family is led to believe she committed suicide.
Now, 25 years later, her son and daughter set out to prove their mother was killed by her husband, a successful real estate developer rumored to have strong ties to city officials and underworld crime. Many believe the investigation into Janny’s death was a cover-up–starting with the coroner’s office–and that her husband got away with murder. As their investigation continues, they are led to believe their suspicions are true. Especially, since evidence increases almost daily and points to only one killer–Janny’s husband.