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On August 30, 1993, Roberta Moore drove to work; it was a cold, rainy morning. She had left her two sons and little daughter at home with her husband. He was supposed to make sure they got dressed in time to catch the school bus.

She had been on the job for only thirty minutes when she received a call at 7:45 a.m. Roberta was surprised to hear her husband's voice on the line. John Moore told his wife he couldn't find their sons. Robert, 13, and Benjamin (Ben), 10, were missing.

At 8:25 a.m. the dispatcher with the Price County Sheriff's Department answered a 911 call. Roberta said her husband had found their sons dead on a trail near their home.

Brothers Silenced unmasks the dysfunctional personal lives of this seemingly normal family. This shocking real life mystery proves truth is indeed stranger than fiction. Author Kathryn Jewel, spent over a year interviewing Roberta Moore and uncovering the many complex elements surrounding this case.

The ensuing finger pointing, inconsistencies, and religious obsession are explored in detail. Because of small town politics and petty jealousy within the sheriff's department, critical mistakes were made.

Fans of the true crime genre will be both challenged and baffled as they are led through this psychological maze. Brothers Silenced analyzes the twists and turns of how and why two innocent children were shot to death and left in the woods so close to their home.

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Brothers Silenced by Kathryn Jewel
June 8th, 2014
I bought this book yesterday afternoon and couldn't put it down until I came to the end. I read it straight through the night. Very thought provoking. I recommend this book for mystery lovers everywhere.
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Brothers Silenced
April 11th, 2014
Sad story. I can't imagine everyone would just ignore such a serious situations. After 13 yrs things still not satisfied!
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Emotional but flawed account
December 7th, 2013
Absolutely annoying misuse of apostrophes. "Boy's" when it should "boys," repeatedly! "Coarse" of the investigation! What writer writes like that? What editor leaves it that way? The author doesn't offer a plausible explanation of events, for legal reasons, one would guess. Wisconsin law authorities should be ashamed for the mishandling of this case. The author's passion and frustration regarding the case is clearly evident.
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Brothers Silenced
October 13th, 2013
This author is terrible! Who was the proofreader? The story was disjointed and extremely confusing! Not much attention to detail. Will not read another book by Kathryn Jewel! Very disappointed in this book!
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Brothers Silenced
September 30th, 2013
This is such a tragic true story. I have finished reading it and I feel so sad for Robert and Ben. I do not feel sorry for their parents. Something is definitely not right with their accounting of the murders.
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