Shattered Silence: The Untold Story of a Serial Killer’s Daughter recounts the untold story of the “Happy Face” serial killer’s daughter.
As a child and later a teenager, Melissa Jesperson Moore learned to hide her true identity and her secrets. The experiences and struggles she endured growing up shaped the woman she became. The shame and despair, Melissa Jeperson Moore had to live with started when she was uprooted by the separation of her parents.
As the eldest child, she did not comprehend the injustice that befell her and her siblings. Growing up the family had to struggle with little funds, impoverishment and harsh living conditions. Her mother, unfit to care for three young children as a single mother, married an abusive and a jobless man. Melissa’s stepfather, a good for nothing, was a brutal man. He terrorized Melissa and her siblings.Adding to the shame and horror that befell them, Melissa had to struggle with her own demons. Life did little to spare her. As a teenager, her first relationship taught her to endure the harshness of men.
Prisoner of her darkest secrets, Melissa astonishingly beats the odds against her. Her perseverance in overcoming her destiny is a testimony of courage. Her story is the true story of a survivor .