The Accidental Truth: What My Mother's Murder Investigation Taught Me About Life

Lauri Taylor


The Accidental Truth: What My Mother's Murder Investigation Taught Me About Life

The Accidental Truth: What My Mother's Murder Investigation Taught Me About Life

  • Title: The Accidental Truth: What My Mother's Murder Investigation Taught Me About Life
  • Author: Lauri Taylor
  • ISBN: 9781590792698
  • Page: 438
  • Format: Hardcover



Lauri Taylor was just your average suburban PTA mom and marketing exec Then tragedy struck When her mother is found dead in Mexico, Lauri finds herself embarking on a journey of discovery She strives to uncover the identity of her mother s murderer while struggling against the unbearable guilt of having been powerless to prevent her murder but what she finds isn t whatLauri Taylor was just your average suburban PTA mom and marketing exec Then tragedy struck When her mother is found dead in Mexico, Lauri finds herself embarking on a journey of discovery She strives to uncover the identity of her mother s murderer while struggling against the unbearable guilt of having been powerless to prevent her murder but what she finds isn t what she was expecting.Lauri Taylor s memoir The Accidental Truth What my mother s murder investigation taught me about life tells the true story of a woman s quest as she seeks understanding and atonement With the help of famed FBI profiler Candice DeLong, Lauri begins her transformation into a skilled and unrelenting investigator, earning the praise of even the most seasoned cold case detectives As she works to unearth the secrets buried in her mother s life and death, key evidence comes to light and a shocking revelation unfolds The Accidental Truth is a profound narrative of true crime, family bonds, and the grief of sudden death Lauri Taylor s achingly intimate story chronicles her personal journey as she empowers herself with truth, finds the courage and compassion to forgive her mother and herself, and eventually learns to let go.


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AmazingFinished your book at 4am this morning with a soaked pillow with tears of love, pain, compassion, understanding, hope, and fear. Lauri is an amazing woman! I am so proud of her strength. I thank her for sharing this part of her life with me.Growing up and going to school with Lauri and her sister Kimi was a privilege. I had an art class with Kimi, and she shielded me from the kids who made fun of me in that class. These woman are and have Always been beautiful, loving,and caring ladies. I [...]

I received this book from in exchange for an honest review.This was a good book. Taylor shares a very unique experience as she details her work in investigating her mother's mysterious death. While some of the narrative is a bit slow (going through the start and stop pattern of investigation and having to deal with uncooperative law enforcement), the overall layout of the book is well constructive.I loved how Taylor takes positive messages out of this experience and explains how she grew as a p [...]

What an honest, touching, and healing account of what is clearly Lauri Taylor's nightmare experience of her mother's disappearance and murder investigation. There are so many parts that are just heartbreakingly sad, but as a reader, I appreciate that this author shared her truth, in all aspects of the book, even the parts that aren't so pleasant. The most powerful and inspiring part comes from Lauri's relaying of her unending dedication to solving the mystery of her mother's disappearance, showi [...]

This is a must read! I read it during my long jury duty wait, ironically, and finished in one day. Lauri takes us on a ride not just to find the secret of her mothers death but all the personal experiences, goog and bad, that got the whole family in this dark place. While I couldn't relate to the circumstance, I found my own feelings with my mother closely paralleled and Lauri's journey of understanding her own past led me to the same understanding growing up with the one person you thin you kno [...]

Mesmerizing. An amazing story of perseverance and commitment to finding the truth. Beautifully written personal story of a daughter's journey to solve the mystery and eventually find peace with her mother's tragic death. This is a story about the ties that bind families together, love, memories, guilt, heartbreak, forgiveness, and reconciliation. Lauri Taylor's story is gut wrenching, intensely honest, thought provoking, emotional, and shows that the only path to healing is through acceptance an [...]

It was honest. It was truthful. It was brave. With each chapter, the journey kept my head intrigued and my heart alive - showing incredible poise, maturity and raw emotion. Hard to believe this is a first-time author!Lauri's ability to go through something so tragic and come out on the other side feeling more connected and aware of her friends, her family and most importantly, herself, is admirable and heart-warming. Page turner 'til the end!

This book lets the reader in on the aftermath of personal loss especially as it relates to a loved one who keeps secrets and lives life from a "false self". I thought the author did a great job for her first book. She has a good style of writing that kept me engaged.

this was a great book with a surprising outcome! written from a desperate daughters perspective you really felt her emotion and determination to find out who had killed her mother. it was hard to out this one down!

What an amazing book.Could not put it down.So many disorders in life we do not recognize or know about them.

Pi Phi sisters! The author is a TX Beta alum!

This book is not just a book is a journey. The journey of Lauri and her family to find out what happens to their mother is filled with anxiety, fear, frustration, unexpected answers, tears, memories and clarity which eventually leads to the heartbreaking truth and the peace that eventually comes. This book is written in the perspective of a daughter who refuses to give up even after years of not getting any closer to the answers she and her family long for. She continues to persevere even after [...]

Such a compelling and emotional story. Lauri Taylor and her three sisters were dedicated to the memory of their mother who disappeared and was later found in the Mexican desert with all clues pointing to murder. Lauri vowed to uncover the story of her mother's disappearance and death with or without the help of local police or the Mexican authorities. What happens will inspire you and shock you as the story unfolds, page after page. I began this book and could not put it down. Finished it in two [...]

Lauri Taylor's story of discovering her mother's secrets and the secrets surrounding her death is masterfully told. Taylor unveils how the discovery of her mother's disappearance and then hearing that her body has been found in Mexico where the death is ruled suspicious, a murder, affects her, her sisters, her husband, their children, and her nephew and business partner, a reminder that families come in many sizes and shapes and that the connections are important, even when they have been tested [...]

The Accidental Truth is a beautifully written story by a first time author who did an exceptional job. I picked up the book and finished in the same day. Her determination for an answer is unremarkable and the entire was worthy of being written. It is filled with perseverance, tenacity and above all love. Some parts left you with tears while others left you with joy.Worth a read you will not regret it!

I couldn't put this book down from the moment I started it. Such an honest & open search for the truthof finding her mother's killer. The emotional & personal turmoil that the author went through to maintain her normal life while uncovering difficult details is unimaginable to comprehend. It was a journey that nodaughter should ever have to face, and Lauri Taylor did it with both grace & dignity.

I couldn't put this book down from the moment I started it. Such an honest & open search for the truthof finding her mother's killer. The emotional & personal turmoil that the author went through to maintain her normal life while uncovering difficult details is unimaginable to comprehend. It was a journey that nodaughter should ever have to face, and Lauri Taylor did it with both grace & dignity.

Lauri Taylor was a mother living in the suburbs. She had a charmed life until the morning of March 24th when she heard news her mother was found dead in Mexico. All roads lead to her mother was murdered. Along with her 3 older sisters Lauri travels to Mexico to unravel the death of her mother.

I could never do what Lauri did, honestly, I think very few people could actually carry out a murder investigation of a loved one, let alone your own mother, and she did it! Absolutely amazing story of what she went through.

I received this book from .This book surprised me so much-I did not expect the final outcome at all. It was well written, a true page turner. Ms Taylor lays bare her soul and lets us see her pain, her guilt, and her acceptance of the unacceptable.

Be prepared to finish this book once started. This is a story of unimaginable events that no family should ever have to expierence. Yet, as difficult as it is to imagine, you won't want to stop reading - you must keep reading to see how this story unfolds.

Just finished and cried my eyes out. This illness hits close to home with me and I can't begin to describe how I feel. Thank you so much Mrs. Taylor for sharing your story! Stop the Stigma!

The compelling account of a daughter trying to solve her mother's death.

I really enjoyed this book. I cried at the end. It was a real page-turner.

Oh my goodness! This book!! I loved it.

Lauri Taylor has written an incredibly courageous, eye-opening, and moving book. It's tough to imagine what she went through in the days between discovering that her mother was missing, and then the discovery of her mother's body in Mexico. While this book covers what could be the plotline of an episode of a CSI drama, this isn't fiction and doesn't have easy answers. Lauri went through an incredible journey, and this book takes you on an honest and startling trip alongside her as she searches f [...]

Mesmerizing. An amazing story of perseverance and commitment to finding the truth. Beautifully written personal story of a daughter's journey to solve the mystery and eventually find peace with her mother's tragic death. This is a story about the ties that bind families together, love, memories, guilt, heartbreak, forgiveness, and reconciliation. Lauri Taylor's story is gut wrenching, intensely honest, thought provoking, emotional, and shows that the only path to healing is through acceptance an [...]

What a crappy book. The writing never rises above the level of the "Can This Marriage Be Saved?" standard, and the text is so rife with typos, amateurish mistakes (seriously, learn the difference between it's and its) and clumsy constructions that you'd think Select Books is a vanity press. On the plus side: mercifully short, and you can skim without missing much.

Well written and framed in a true crime genre, this book is a departure from the usual memoirs of survivors. I found it initially engaging but then got bogged down in personal day to day details. Kudos to Lauri Taylor though for her tenacity and ability to face the truth she found.


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