Book Review: The True Story of The Pale-Faced Lie

Are you in the mood for a gripping memoir about family and survival? Look no further than The Pale-Faced Lie by David Crow, an award-winning book that tells the unforgettable story of a violent ex-con who forces his son to commit crimes.

Crow grew up on the Navajo Indian Reservation with his three siblings, idolizing their self-taught Cherokee dad who often told stories about his World War II experiences. But as Crow got older, he discovered the other side of his father, Thurston Crow. Thurston had his own code of ethics that justified cruelty, violence, lies, and even murder.

Intimidated by his father, Crow was coerced into committing crimes for him. His mentally ill mother was too sick to care for her children and couldn’t protect them from Thurston’s abuse. But through sheer determination, Crow managed to get into college and achieve professional success.

It was only when Crow finally found the courage to refuse his father’s criminal demands that things took a dangerous turn. He unwittingly triggered a plot of revenge that would force him into a deadly showdown with Thurston. Crow had only 24 hours to outsmart his father – a brilliant, psychotic man who bragged about his time in San Quentin.

The Pale-Faced Lie is a raw and palpable memoir. It’s inspiring to see Crow’s strength of character and the power of forgiveness even in the face of such monstrous abuse. Critics have hailed the book as “cinematically gripping,” “an empowering missive about the long shadow cast by an abusive parent,” and “a disturbing yet captivating memoir about how one man’s psychotic delusions can imprison an entire family.”

If you enjoyed Tara Westover’s Educated, then The Pale-Faced Lie is a must-read. It offers a similar exploration of overcoming adversity and familial abuse. The book has won several awards, including an IPPY Silver Award for Best Memoir, a Next Generation Indie Award for Best Memoir (Overcoming Adversity), and an International Book Award for Best True Crime.

At 564 pages, the book is a weighty read, but Crow’s poetic prose and tight pacing will keep you hooked until the very end. The Pale-Faced Lie is published by Sandra Jonas Publishing and is available in paperback with the ISBN-10: 1733338608 and ISBN-13: 978-1733338608. It’s a stunning exploration of the dark side of family and the enduring power of the human spirit.
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