Book from Josh Powell's sister details family saga

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  • Wrencher Delta, UT
    June 26, 2013 8:03 a.m.

    I applaud Jenifer for writing the book. Whether she makes any money on this is beside the point - I imagine that out there somewhere are other families in very much the same circumstances. If her insights can help even one family avoid what the Powells went through, then it will have been well worth it.

  • franc Kirkland, WA
    June 25, 2013 3:04 p.m.

    Please ... can we be finished with the Powell stories. There is no value in this at all.

  • mecr Bountiful, UT
    June 25, 2013 12:45 p.m.

    Call me crazy but to kick her mother out of her house because as a mother, she refused to see the devil side of her son... I don't know... unless living with her mother became too difficult (fights, arguments, etc), I don't think I would have the heart to ask my mother to move out. As she mentioned, her mother took great lengths to be away of this situation with the media. One got to respect her for that.

  • Uncle Rico Sandy, UT
    June 25, 2013 11:23 a.m.


    "I admire her for the stand she took against her family in this tragedy. As it turned out, she was right in her assessment of her brother."

    Why would you admire her for being a sane human being? I would admite her only if she made her assessment and did something to stop the madness from happening. Her being "right" did nothing for those children, she should have done something about it.

  • So. Cal Reader San Diego, CA
    June 25, 2013 10:02 a.m.

    I wouldn't pay a plum nickel to buy this book. I can't imagine a person "making money" off of the murder of someone Jennifer says she loved so dearly. I think everyone needs to move on. If "writing this book" was so "therapeutic", can't the same feelings of release be gained through continued journal writing, without the "need" to write a book to make money? RIP Susan Cox, indeed! Bless her heart and those of her dear children.

  • Cats Somewhere in Time, UT
    June 25, 2013 7:49 a.m.

    The point of the book is NOT to solve Susan's murder. We all know who did it. She wrote it to offer insight into this sick family situation and have some healing for herself. And, I hope she makes a bundle off it. She's been through a lot and there's no reason why she shouldn't have something good happen in her life.

  • lledwards38 Canandaigua, NY
    June 25, 2013 5:31 a.m.

    Good for Jennifer for writing her book. Whether anyone reads this painful account, the healing value to her is important. It's also possible that someone might benefit from reading it and lives might be saved.

    I admire her for the stand she took against her family in this tragedy. As it turned out, she was right in her assessment of her brother.

  • opinion 47 SOUTH JORDAN, UT
    June 24, 2013 10:10 p.m.

    Who would want to read about this miserable family headed by a sick, selfish man who corrupted his own son?
    I hope she's not thinking about a pay day for her book...

  • BYUalum South Jordan, UT
    June 24, 2013 9:31 p.m.

    I don't think this book helps in any way to solve what happened to Susan Cox Powell. It is about a very dis-functional family and the unhappiness that spread in every nook and cranny of their lives. I already know more about the Powell family than I wish to know, and it is not good. RIP Susan.