From Victim to Victory by Regina Lane and Dr. Linda F. Felker

Description of From Victim to Victory: Early on a Saturday morning, Regina Lane drove to her parking space in downtown Winston-Salem, got out of her car, and crossed the street to go into the Integon Office Building to work. Before she could step through the door, she was accosted, a gun was shoved into her side, and she was forced back into her car. What happened next was an atrocity that has haunted her, and perplexed investigators and the people of Winston-Salem for over twenty years. She became known as The Integon Victim of Winston-Salem. Now, finally, the public will know the entire story and the intimate details of her kidnapping, rape, assault, stabbing and near death as she fought her attacker, and later, helped bring him to justice. At the same time she provided evidence to exonerate Darryl Hunt for the murder of Deborah Sykes, and finally setting him free from prison and setting herself free from the past.

From Victim to Victory by Regina Lane and Dr. Linda F. Felker is available from Second Wind Publishing. Recently, Investigation Discovery Channel scheduled a show to feature this thirty-year old case on an the episode “On Her Own” of the series Cold Blood.

In 1982, Winston-Salem, N.C., is a city divided by race, and when a young white copy editor is raped and stabbed to death, the atmosphere is tense. Detectives charge a black 19-year-old Darryl Hunt with the brutal crime and despite little physical evidence linking him to Deborah Skykes’ murder, a mostly white jury finds him guilty and sentences him to life in prison. But this tale of murder, race and justice in the American South spans 20 years before modern forensic science comes to the rescue and Sykes’ true killer finally faces justice once and for all.

On Friday, April 20, 2012 from 6:00 to 7:30, Barnhill’s in Winston-Salem will be hosting a release party for Regina Lane and Dr. Linda F. Felker, authors of  From Victim to Victory. If you are in the area, be sure to stop by for this special event.

Click here to read the first chapter of: From Victim to Victory

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3 responses to “From Victim to Victory by Regina Lane and Dr. Linda F. Felker

  1. This sounds like a fascinating case. What a brave woman you are, Regina, for going through all that and triumphing in the end and more! I wish I could be present for the launching. Good luck to both Regina and Dr. Felker.

  2. Dr. Linda Felker

    Thank you Coco. We are continually amazed at God’s hand on us throughout this process. We can step back and review the past few years of development, and see how things fell into place at exactly the right time. We look forward to the book launch tomorrow, and pray that many people will come to know the awesome power of Grace and Survival through this book. We are thrilled to be part of the Second Wind Family. Dr. Linda Felker

  3. Regina, you are amazingly brave. And Dr. Felker, thank you for all you’ve done. I’m looking forward to reading your book–it will touch many, many lives, I’m sure.

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