- File Size: 8229 KB
- Print Length: 154 pages
- Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1695085574
- Publisher: Ryan Green Publishing (September 23, 2019)
- Publication Date: September 23, 2019
- Sold by: Amazon.com Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B07Y9ZX7GT
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,968 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Buried Beneath the Boarding House: A Shocking True Story of Deception, Exploitation and Murder (True Crime) Kindle Edition
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Dorothea was a damaged, sick and twisted serial killer posing as a caretaker in her home for the people no one else was willing to take in. She had very damaging, nightmarish abuse during her entire childhood causing her an inability to bond, or know what being loved or giving love with another person was. She learned how to ingratiate herself with others, had a paranoid state of mind, and was a money embezzler with a growing garden. You have to read this book. I'm on the advanced readers team and received the book free, prior to the book going live, for an honest review.
Dorothea did not have an easy childhood and suffered abuse by neglect and constant beatings. Her mother was an alcoholic and drank through her whole pregnancy.
Naturally when Dorothea was breastfed, she was receiving both milk and alcohol. As a result, Dorothea spent most of her time in a silent drunken stupor. Her mother would leave her to wallow in her own filth for hours at a time.
All the children were forced to beg in the streets for food. Not all people were kind enough to help the children, and Dorothea had been sexually assaulted several times. None of the children ever spoke of the sexual assault.
The father caught tuberculosis and died in 1937. A year later Trudy was killed in A motorcycle accident.
The children were notified of their mother's death. The state care system then stepped in and took custody of all seven children. They were all dispersed to different foster care parents.
At age 16, Dorothea left her foster care parents and lived on her own. Her sole means of support was through prostitution.
Dorothea was quite a story teller and believed her own lies. She totally made up stories about her childhood and telling people that she was Hispanic. People seemed to be enthralled by her stories. Dorothea lived a life in a fantasy world.
Fast forward, Dorothea is now living in Sacramento, Calif. and running a boarding house for the homeless, mentally disabled, and addicts. She collects their social security checks and disability checks and gives them an allowance. The rest of the of the money is building into a nice nest egg for Dorothea. Things seem to be going well at the boarding house until some of the residents go missing.
Dorothea is eventually caught and sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole. She eventually dies of natural causes in prison at the age of 82 years old.
I have just given you some of the highlights of the story, but you really need to read the book to get the full story.
Ryan Green has done an excellent job in telling this story, and I just know that Dorothea would be very proud of you. In fact, she might even make you a special treat and show you her garden. 😆
I have heard of Dorothea previously but into this depth , I knew she was a serial killer but what I didn't know was about her history....,including marriages , adoptions ,etc.
She looks like a sweet grandma and most neighbors and townsfolk thought of her that way. She was able to manipulate social services into believing that she was the best option for the disabled and or elderly that otherwise wouldn't have had a place to call home. The fact that she went undiscovered for years shows how effective her manipulation was.
Here was the sweet grandma type lady that one would think was opening her heart and home to the less fortunate but in truth was a monster. The way she carried her crimes out and was successful in burying bodies in her garden astonishes me. She is this monster that was able to kill at night and put on a sweet face in the morning and accept new residents without question, continuing her horrors. And to top it all off, she actually walked away nonchalantly on one of the days they were starting to dig her yard when finally tipped about what was really going on. She fled at that time and was eventually caught when noticed by an elderly friend .
This book is worth the read and is one that you can't put down until it is finished .
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I cannot believe one little helpful lady could kill so many.. But with a little help she did...
I don't want to spoil anything for readers but trust me it's worth downloading..
Ryan keep the crime books coming as each one surpasses the last.
I will wait patiently as I am signed up for updates I will be the first to know when you publish..
I had to really stretch my memory to recall its details and storyline .....In a way that probably sums up how I read the book ......
Whilst interesting and quite detailed I found I would put it down and pick it up maybe a day or two later with no urgency to discover .." What happened next " ....and interesting read ...but for me certainly not a page turner .