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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (201 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Carmina Salcido Narrator: Xe Sands Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Twenty years ago, one man's murderous rampage destroyed his own family . . . and devastated a community. Now the only survivor - his daughter - tells her story at last.

On April 14, 1989, for reasons still debated today, Mexican immigrant RamÓn Salcido went on a violent rampage in the idyllic Sonoma Valley wine country where he lived and worked. In the course of just two hours, he killed his wife, Angela, her two younger sisters, his mother-in-law, and the man with whom he suspected Angela was having an affair. He then slashed the throats of his three young daughters - four-year-old Sophia, three-year-old Carmina, and twenty-two-month-old Teresa - leaving them for dead in the county dump. A little more than a day later, the bodies of his daughters were discovered. Miraculously, tiny Carmina was still alive and able to tell her rescuers, My daddy cut me.

In Not Lost Forever, Carmina Salcido explores the events surrounding these headline-making murders with extraordinary clarity and composure. Reaching back to understand the events that traumatized her in childhood - and weaving them together with the recollections of detectives and witnesses - she reconstructs the story of her father's crimes, and their aftermath, in sobering detail.

Yet Carmina's story doesn't end there. Those who remember her as the tiny victim of these murders will also be shocked by what followed: how she was adopted by a Catholic extremist family who tried to change her name and bury her past; how she tried to escape their sheltering influence by joining a Carmelite convent and then a ranch for troubled girls; and how the psychological trials she endured along the way nearly broke her spirit - until, at last, she found peace by turning to the one relative still alive to share her grief: her grandfather.

As a young woman, Carmina returned to California to share her experiences and discover the family that was brutally taken from her. The devout Catholic... Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Tracy Beckman | 2/20/2014

    " Crazy true story!!! An amazing true story of survival! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Julie | 2/10/2014

    " This true story is really quite amazing. It is hard to believe she made it through all the tragedies in her life. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Denise Swartz friend | 2/3/2014

    " I enjoy reading memoirs. I was intrigued by the extreme circumstances (understatement) that the author endured for her entire life. It was interesting to read about the road she walked to find healing and growth. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Cynthia | 1/31/2014

    " If you like shows like 48 hours mystery, then you will find this book interesting. "

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