I am Lauri Taylor, author of The Accidental Truth, the true story of the four years I spent leading my own mother's murder investigation. AMA
When my mother went missing from her home in San Diego, California in March of 2006, no one expected for her body to turn up ten days later in a remote Mexican desert - and no one could solve the crime. Motivated by guilt and the nagging feeling that this was my last chance to make my mother proud, I set out to investigate the murder on my own. After a year and a half of relentless searching, I hired famed FBI profiler Candice DeLong to consult with me on the case. The investigation of a murder is the investigation of a life, and in the process of investigating my mother's life, I was forced to examine our family history, as well. With Candice's help, I finally unraveled the mystery of my mother's violent death and uncovered some shocking truths about her life. The Accidental Truth is my first book and it combines the suspense of a true crime page-turner with the poignant emotion of a mother-daughter saga.