Mother and Daughter: The Story of Crystal Perry

12-year old Sarah Perry was asleep in bed when an attacker ended her mother’s life. It took over a decade for DNA evidence to bring Crystal Perry’s killer to justice.

Sarah Perry is the author of “After the Eclipse”, a memoir that documents her early life in Bridgton, Maine with her mother, as well as the details and aftermath of her murder in 1994. 

From her own memories and through conversations with Crystal’s family, friends, and acquaintances, as well as evidence and case files, Sarah Perry got to know her mother’s life through a new lens and see clearly the issues working against the search for answers in Crystal Perry’s case.

This is Crystal Perry’s story told by her daughter, Sarah Perry.

Please read After the Eclipse. Pick up a copy at your favorite local bookstore or at Every purchase supports local booksellers.


Crystal Perry’s case is solved, but there’s still action to take after hearing her story. I asked Sarah for the causes and efforts we can support right now. Consider making a donation to RAINN, the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network.

Please consider supporting and donating to Women for Afghan Women, a grassroots civil society organization dedicated to protecting and promoting the rights of disenfranchised Afghan women and girls in Afghanistan and New York.

I will be making a donation to The Maine Coalition to End Domestic Violence. 

1. Donate to RAINN

2. Donate to Women for Afghan Women

3. Donate to the Maine Coalition to End Domestic Violence