Love Your Path Show – 5/23/12, 6 p.m. MST (5 p.m. PST, 8 p.m. EST)
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New York Times bestselling author Caitlin Rother has written or co-authored eight books, including true crime thrillers Poisoned Love, Dead Reckoning, Body Parts, Twisted Triangle, and Lost Girls, and the thriller Naked Addiction. Two of her books are inspirational memoirs about her co-authors: New York Times bestseller My Life, Deleted and Where Hope Begins/Deadly Devotion. She is now working on #9, about the love triangle murder of Newport Beach multimillionaire inventor Bill McLaughlin by his girlfriend, femme fatale Nanette Packard, and her NFL-linebacker lover, Eric Naposki.
Rother’s newest title is Lost Girls: The desperate search for two lost innocents, Chelsea King and Amber Dubois, led authorities to a brutal predator hiding in plain sight – John Albert Gardner, a convicted sex offender who could have been returned to prison several times over. Rother delivers an incisive, heartbreaking true-life thriller about a case that galvanized the community, first by grief and goodwill, then by anger and injustice, as it came to grips with a flawed system that failed, and adopted a law that will forever change how we keep our children safe. Lost Girls follows the evolution of Gardner’s troubled psyche as he grows from a sensitive caring boy into a dangerous angry man who couldn’t control his violent compulsions. Rother gained exclusive access to documents and never-before-told details, which she used to weave a compelling behind-the-scenes look at this disturbing case, featured on 48 Hours, Dateline, Today, Good Morning America, Nancy Grace, and Larry King Live. (Kensington/Pinnacle, July 2012)