WOLVES AMONG SHEEP The True Story of Murder in a Jehovah's Witness Community

Author: Kostelniuk (James)
Year: 2000
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers (Toronto)
Edition Details: 1st Canadian Edn.
Book Condition: F/F
ISBN: 9780002000604
Price: 9.00
Hardback. There are tragedies in life. The young child killed by a drunk driver. The family devastated by an early morning house fire. These events sadden us and make us reflect. "There but for the grace of God..." But if tragedy has a degree, there is surely none more unspeakable than the coldblooded, brutal, shotgun murder of two beautiful children. Such was the case when Kim Anderson's estranged husband, Jeff Anderson, killed her and her two children - Juri, aged 10, and Lindsay, aged 8. Juri died with his arms wrapped around his sister, in a futile effort to protect her. This is a book written by the person most affected by the deaths of these two innocent children and their mother - their father and Kim's first husband, James Kostelniuk. Compelled to write the book as an expression of sorrow and love for the family so cruelly taken from him, the author also had a deep need to arrive at some understanding of why these senseless murders took place. This question led him to expose the influence of the Jehovah's Witness organisation that wielded total control over Kim's life, as it had over himself until he found the resolve to break with the organisation. In making that break, the author knew he would be forever shunned by the Witness community and, according to its laws, forbidden contact with his own wife and children. Jeff Anderson was also a member of the Jehovah's Witnesses. In a bizarre turn of events, Anderson began to correspond with Kostelniuk from prison, and his correspondence provides a chilling look into the mind of a murderer who held back a terrible secret from the world. The Canadian criminal justice system will offer Jeff Anderson the opportunity of a faint-hope hearing for early parole from his 25yr prison sentence. Where, James Kostelniuk asks, is the justice for Juri, Lindsay and Kim? Illus. + Epilogue. 197pp. 8vo. h/back. From the library of true crime writer, Wilfred Gregg, with his personal b/plate. F. in F. dw.


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