In 1999 Barbara Ann Lee, a beloved West Tennessee horsewoman, and her dog were kidnapped in her own SUV and then tortured and murdered by three teenagers at the end of an old farm road. The murderers soon lead two dozen law enforcement officers from four separate agencies on a 24-mile, two-state car chase that ended with their capture in a Mississippi wheat field. Their arrests mark the beginning of an anguishing odyssey for widower Bob Lee, who must endure years of trials and a lawsuit while trying to find the strength in his heart, mind and soul to forgive the killers who show no remorse. As his journey progresses, he moves from the position of a victim to a victim’s advocate and finds personal victory over the darkness in his life.
Written by David Wayne Brown, the former executive editor of The Commercial Appeal in Memphis, and currently the manager of a boutique creative advertising shop in Memphis. At Road’s End is a beautifully written book about one of the most horrendous crimes in Tennessee history.