This story began twenty years ago in a remote cabin east of Park City, Utah. The cabin, located near a gracefully flowing river amidst fluttering aspens and stately pines, was ironically called Tiede’s Tranquility, named after the author’s sister and her family who owned it.
But tranquility would turn to terror three days before the Christmas of 1990. What happened on that day has dominated the author’s life, her thinking, and actions for over two decades.
Here in this once tranquil setting, on a cold winter day, the author’s mother and sister were murdered; her brother-in-law was shot twice in the head, set on fire, and left for dead; her nieces, who witnessed it all, were kidnapped with the alleged intent of taking them to New York and selling them for use in Satanic rituals.
It took the author twelve years to finish the book—six years of writing, six years of the book sitting alone on the shelf while she healed enough to receive the inspiration needed to finish it. The book contains the horrific story of the murders as the author experienced them, the pain, the healing, and ultimately the astonishing life changing lessons learned . . . from murder.