Dying Dreams: The Secrets of Paula Sims by Audrey Becker [1993 PAPERBACK]

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Dying Dreams: The Secrets of Paula Sims by Audrey Becker


Rare and Out of Print. 

New and unread copy with some light foxing to text block, visible on a few page margins toward the center of the book [see last 2 photos]

Loralei Marie Sims...thirteen days old...June 17, 1986. Heather Lee Sims...six weeks old...April 29, 1989. Two perfect, perfectly healthy infant daughters...dead.

Finally, the shocking truth is revealed. The last word is spoken, about an unspeakable crime. With the dramatic, never-before-told, exclusive confession of convicted killer Paula Sims.

Throughout two police investigations and her trial for the murder of her daughter, Heather Lee, Paula Sims maintained her innocence, blaming the deaths of both of her babies- three years apart- on an unidentified masked kidnapper. But as the facts began to unfold, her story began to unravel, and the State of Illinois sent her to prison for life. Now, breaking her long silence, Paula Sims confesses.

What horrifying psychological trauma pushed Paula over the edge? Was it the sexual abuse she suffered as a child? The mental abuse she suffered as an adult? Or was it the torment of postpartum depression? Journalist Audrey Becker has spoken to the one person whose troubled psyche holds the answers: Paula Sims. Here is the first inside look at the strange sexual secrets of the Sims family...the bizarre behavior of Paula's husband..and the chilling details of the crimes themselves. Here are the obsessions, the dark fears and fantasies, which drew a mother into a vortex of terror and led her to kill her own baby daughters.