Letters from Christopher: The Tragic Confessions of the Watts Family Murders

Letters from Christopher: The Tragic Confessions of the Watts Family Murders

by Cheryln Cadle


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In the early morning hours of August 13, 2018, in the small, quiet Colorado town of Frederick, after murdering his family, Chris Watts calculatingly and coldly put his girls in oil battery tanks and buried his pregnant wife in a shallow grave, then returned to work like nothing happened.

Chris ultimately pled guilty to the murders, and he is currently serving multiple life sentences. While in prison, Chris receives tons of mail—from family and friends but also fans. Author Cheryln Cadle decided that, after a calling from God, she would write to Chris and ask him if she could write a book about his story. Surprisingly, he wrote back.

After a few back-and-forth letters, Chris sent the paperwork to Cheryln to be put on the visitors’ list. She then visited him and they talked about her writing a book. After visiting him, he told Cheryln he wanted to tell her his confessions in writing because he felt their conversations were being recorded. He has revealed things to her that no one else knows, not even the FBI. Some of these details will be completely shocking for you to hear.

Letters from Christopher is a true crime story with important information to put the pieces of the puzzle together for inquiring minds. Read herein the completely truthful account of what happened to Shanann, Bella, Celeste, and Nico Watts.

About the Author

New and upcoming author Cheryln Cadle lives in the Midwest with her husband of 47 years, three children and their spouses, and eleven grandchildren. She loves to write, play golf, camp, and travel. Her most favorite pastime is spending time with her grandchildren. She loves true crime stories.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781646104796
Publisher: Dorrance Publishing
Publication date: 09/26/2019
Pages: 286
Sales rank: 470
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

New and upcoming author Cheryln Cadle lives in the Midwest with her husband of 47 years, three children and their spouses, and eleven grandchildren. She loves to write, play golf, camp, and travel. Her most favorite pastime is spending time with her grandchildren. She loves true crime stories.

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Letters from Christopher: The Tragic Confessions of the Watts Family Murders 2.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous 2 days ago
Zero stars.. This book was a huge let down as all info was in the discovery for free and the actual letters where not used. It took longer to get here and where I tried to return it barnes and noble gave me a hard time. I should not have to pay shipping back. Do yourself a favor watch youtube and save the $ and headache.
Anonymous 11 days ago
Don't waste your money! Its poorly written, repeats information, and general lack of editing! Anyone who has followed this case closely will know almost everything in this book!
Anonymous 18 hours ago
I wished I did not have to give even 1 star. This is one of the worst written books I have ever read. I woud really like my money back. It was not what was promised. Spelling was awful and it wasnt properly edited, she just rehashed the same info that we read in discovery and even got some of that wrong. Where were the letters (copies of), where was the "bombshell" information??? She wanted a fast buck and she is hiding behind her faith. Shame on her. I also read the text between her, Jamie and Cindy and Cindy is probably my least favorite next to CW himself, but she did not deserve that and the so-called "author" will not be permitted to use book profits for appeal because CW is not to profit off of anything. This woman is the lowest of low and she is a grandmother. We dont care about her rediculous opinions, we want more facts and talking with a liar to write a book and not investigating what he stated as the truth puts her in the same catagory as CW, a liar. By the way, demons dont turn lights off and on, spirits do....CHECK YOUR FACTS LADY!!!!
Anonymous 2 days ago
Insight into the state of mind of Chris. Gives knowledge of the case and the discovery which was a first for me. Number of typed letters and conversations held over a period of time with Chris. Like the author states its up to us the reader to figure out fact from fiction through Chris's own words of the murders, his marital relationship,his affair and why he murdered his entire family. Other reviews appear to be from people who have followed the case in-depth. Why purchase if already known. Grammar needs improvement. Editing. Just under 200 pages expected it to be more for a crime novel. First novel for author that I can find.
Anonymous 2 days ago
This author is a total SCAM artist! only in for the money. I paid $19.00 with $5 shipping for this book. I stopped reading after the first few chapters. The first chapter was about her visit and about a letter or 2 from CW. The rest of the entire book was everything she pulled off the internet - word for word - his police interviews, his court hearings, the discovery documents, ect. She should be sued big time! DO NOT PURCHASE THIS BOOK unless you want to read two pages of different thins we never heard on the internet, but of course now we have. I wish I never bought this crap and I am pitching it in the trash right now. SHAME ON YOU CHERYLYN CADLE WITH ALL YOUR ERRORS IN THE BOOK!
Anonymous 11 days ago
Please don't listen to the 1 star REVIEW! The book,yes,repeats things we already know,HOWEVER there's information about Nichol Kessinger that no one has heard before. Theirs Chris Watts FINAL confession,he explains WHY he did not tell the CBI,FBI&FREDERICK OFFICER when they visited him unexpectedly in Wisconsin everything he now confesses. , So sad what he did to his family,poor Bella suffered the most,you'll cry when you read what he actually did! I have had a bad dream since I finished the book. make a pot of coffee, tea or a bottle of wine and prepare to finally have closure.
Anonymous 8 days ago
I wanted to like this book but I am so disappointed. I appreciate the information provided and the work that the author put into the book but it was hard to read from the very beginning. The first typo found is on the second page of the introduction, where she misspells Rzucek. I mean, the least she could do is make sure she is spelling the victim's family's last name correctly. There are many typos, MANY repeated sentences, run-on sentences, and sentences that just do not make any sense, with extra or incorrect words used. There are times where two completely different things are written about in the same paragraph and it just doesn't make any sense. I'm not trying to be harsh because I can understand the difficulty of writing a book but Cheryln really should have had someone more experienced write the book for her, without typos and in a more cohesive way. If nothing else, she should have had someone experienced read through her work and edit it prior to publishing. I felt like I was reading a journal rather than reading an actual book, which was not worth $19. I understand that Cheryln was not trying to say that Chris isn't guilty with this book, but she stated that he never tried to make excuses for himself while also mentioning that he said he just "wasn't himself" and a "darkness came over him". Those two statements ARE excuses, as he is giving the responsibility that he himself owns, to some unseen and dark force, as if the responsibility for his actions do not lie solely on him. Then she continues on to talk about exorcisms and demonic possessions. I'm not sure where she was going with that but this dude was not possessed nor was he controlled in any way by anything outside of himself. He planned out what he wanted to do and he went through with it. It is as simple as that. Also, this "hold" that Chris says Nichol K. had on him is BS. He clearly is inexperienced with dating and doesn't understand that a lot of people feel head-over-heels with someone new in the beginning. Our brain chemicals play a large role in that. But this dude acts as if his attraction to her was supernatural or she was luring him in against his better judgment, placing the blame on her for his decision to murder his family. He is absolutely delusional. I don't like NK at all and I suspect that she knew more about his intentions of murder than she let on, and quite possibly is the source (or part of the source) of the Oxycodone, but she didn't force him to make the choices that he made. He lives in a world where he projects blame onto someone, or something, else so he doesn't have to feel guilt and shame, and that just isn't how the real world works. I also wish that his face wasn't plastered on the front of the book as I'm sure that is such an ego boost for him. Kudos to Cheryln for having the courage to speak to him. The truth of what happened is just awful, and really is difficult to read. Cheryln, please use an editor next time and don't rush your work before it is ready for publishing.