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Cover of Bitter Remains by Diane Fanning

Diane Fanning True Crime, BITTER REMAINS, Available for Pre-order

The latest true crime book from Diane Fanning, Bitter Remains: A Custody Battle, A Gruesome Crime, and the Mother Who Paid the Ultimate Price, is available for pre-order from online book sellers and local book stores. Set for a January, 2016 release, readers and fans will find Bitter Remains to be another of Fanning’s fascinating true crime page-turners. Bitter Remains is the account of 27-year-old Laura Jean Ackerman of Kinston, North Carolina who was last seen alive in Raleigh, NC on July 13, 2011. The mother of two toddlers under the age of 4, Ackerman was on her way to pick up her children for their scheduled weekend visit from ex-boyfriend and their father, Grant Hayes, who had custody. What transpires over the following weeks, from North Carolina to Texas, will have readers wondering how such evil deeds can be inflicted on another human being, let alone the mother of your children. Fanning takes readers through the roller coaster relationships of ex-boyfriend, new wife, custody issues, children and the dysfunctions seen all too often in family court decisions. Bitter Remains …