By Alice M Swafford
Conquering Darkness, Memoir of the Serial Killer’s spouse is a painfully candid account of the lives of 2 black those who grew up jointly in West Oakland, California. Their tale, could, in a couple of facets, replicate the easy plot of “boy meets girl.” every person is aware that story—right? Boy meets woman; they fall in love and reside fortunately ever after. in spite of the fact that, the lives of Alice Marie Swafford and William Jennings Choyce have been woven jointly by means of the threads of early parental abandonment and gross parental abuse that got here creeping in from their earlier. Alice’s father deserted her on the gentle age of 5. That early adventure stuffed her with an lack of confidence she couldn't shake; this, in flip, gave beginning to a delicate and emotional frame of mind which made Alice eager to discover a guy to interchange her father and the affection he gave to her. William, nonetheless, grew up with either his mom and dad in the house, yet he used to be emotionally and bodily abused by way of his mom. He desperately struggled to like and to thrill her— yet to no avail. William’s inaccurate look for love could take him on an ill-fated trip with every kind of darkish mental twists and turns that ruptured his formative years and break up his grownup brain down the center; one part was once sturdy, and one aspect was once natural evil. This trip begun, unbeknownst to Alice, lengthy earlier than she joined William in marriage. yet how could the younger Alice understand who she was once quite facing? it should take many years for her to really keep in mind that query. extra importantly, how may Alice ever comprehend who she used to be and is now? This memoir, written by way of Alice and her daughter, Crystal Choyce-Lige, offers an up shut and sincere retrospective account of what existence used to be like with a budding serial rapist and serial assassin who flew lower than the radar of his family members and legislation enforcement for many years. How? He was once very, very smart and crafty. all of the whereas he was once enjoying the a part of husband and father; he used to be additionally leaving the home each evening for his good proposal out and stakeouts to trap and prey upon the main weak humans in our society. the fundamental questions requested after which responded are: How and why might this nightmare ensue after which final for therefore lengthy? Why couldn’t Alice see what was once correct in entrance of her? The solutions will enlighten in addition to shock those that embark upon the riveting experience of analyzing this ebook.