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Book details
  • Genre:BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • SubGenre:Personal Memoirs
  • Language:English
  • Pages:119
  • eBook ISBN:9781483506128

Eleven Words

by Randy Fandrich

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Overview

A true story of grief, shattered dreams and friendship. After Dave's wife, Terry, is brutally murdered by serial killer, Richard Trenton Chase, he looks to his friend, Randy, for help. Follow them as they make the arrangements for Terry's funeral and deal with the grief of all who knew Terry. The story covers the first seven days, restarting their lives. Then joins Dave and Randy 33 years later on a day when Dave takes Randy to a special place where, as Randy describes, Dave saves his soul. Concluding in a photo essay, photography by Randy.

Description

On January 23, 1978, Dave Wallin arrived home from work to find his wife, Terry, brutally murdered. Her body was mutilated. Terry was the second victim of the serial killer who would come to be known as The Vampire Killer of Sacramento, Richard Trenton Chase. This true story begins on the next day when Dave is joined by his friend Randy Fandrich. Randy, in his effort to help Dave, walks through the crime scene with homicide detectives. Then together, they visit the home of Terry’s family. There, they have the task of informing her family of the details of Terry’s death. Dave and Randy are then joined by friend Mike Pearce. Together they attend gathering after gathering with those mourning Terry, all the while making arrangements for her funeral. The story takes you with them for the first seven days after Terry’s death. As one life ends a new one begins, all told through Randy’s eyes. The story finishes with a day 33 years later as Dave takes Randy (still best friends) to a place he’d never been before, concluding with a photo essay. Taken from a collection/series of short stories written and photographed by Randy.

About the author

About the author: Randy once heard that a person has three careers in their lifetime. His first one was in the construction industry where he became a building contractor. His second career was in the corporate world where he ended up has a senior accountant. Now he is starting his third career as a writer/author/story teller. He is currently working on a collection of short stories based on adventures he shared with Dave. Not everything in their lives was heartbreaking.

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