This is the start of our blog where we will try and take you through the highlights of our investigation as well as answering any and all questions that any interested party might have regarding our story and our book.

April 4, 1988 represents the beginning of sorts but in reality Deric and I had already spent over a year studying the case while still students at San Diego State University. Truth be told, Deric had already moved in with my parents in Downey months before to test the waters and it was through his progress that convinced me that it was now or never.

These two entry’s were written days after I quite my job and left San Diego to return home where Deric and I would spent the next two and a half years of our lives investigating the McMartin Preschool Case. These journal entries chart our course as we became true insiders of this historic case and we accomplished what many believed was impossible.

To be honest, in looking back I don’t think any quote quite sums up our experience and my feelings better than Charles Dicken’s when he wrote these famous words at the beginning of A Tale of Two Cities,

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us….”