Eight known victims. One set of skeletal remains. S. R. Reynolds has never forgotten the case of fifteen-year-old Michelle Anderson, a vibrant beauty who went missing from her Knoxville, Tennessee, neighborhood in 1987. Fast forward to 2007, aided by her old professor, famed forensic anthropologist Dr. Bill Bass, founder of the University of Tennessee’s Forensic Anthropology Center—The Body Farm—Reynolds picks up the trail of this cold case. As she presses neglected pieces of the puzzle into place, Reynolds unearths a string of rapes across the South, crimes that span decades. A picture begins to form. Patterns appear. And all evidence points to one man: convicted sex offender Larry Lee Smith. As a result of Reynolds’ efforts, the Knoxville Police Department reopens the cold case of Michelle Anderson’s disappearance, but Larry Lee is about to be released from a Georgia prison, where he served time for a related crime—a “similar transaction.” Will he emerge from prison a changed man? Are the young women of Knoxville safe? Can Larry Lee control his deviant fantasies or will this monster strike again? Two books in one 400-page volume. (Contains graphic and explicit details. This book is intended for readers 18 and older.)
“I highly recommend this book”
Five Star Review on Amazon By Rebecca
This real life murder mystery, with all of it’s twist’s and turns, evolved as the author continued to research the disappearance of a 15 year old girl in Knoxville, Tennessee. A fascinating…..chilling….account of these events and a researchers’ determination that the killer be found and held accountable. I could feel the fear of the victim, the frustration of the investigators and the sorrow of the family. I highly recommend this book…you will not be able to put it down until the end!
About the Author
S. R. REYNOLDS was born and raised in Frederick, Maryland, and lived for many years in Knoxville, Tennessee. At the University of Tennessee, she designed an individualized major in criminology and correctional studies while minoring in cultural anthropology. Reynolds later moved to Tuscaloosa, Alabama, where she obtained a Master of Social Work degree from the University of Alabama. While in Tuscaloosa, she began writing for regional history and arts magazines. Similar Transactions is her first book.