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Cruel Sacrifice Mass Market Paperback – May 3, 2005
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Top Customer Reviews
There are some omissions and differences in the reporting of certain events, but I would not say that this book makes excuses for the perps. The most valuable difference between this book and other reporting is EXACTLY the delving into the homelife and personalities of the killers.
Look, a book titled "Little Lost Angel" clearly has a spin. What happened to Shanda is just appalling and horrific, but I don't think she was an "angel" -- people tend to gloss over the faults and human qualities of the dead and gloss over the good points (or human qualities) of those who kill. I think the killers should have fried, frankly, but there is more to learn about inhumanity and crime by looking deeper.
This book is not as well written as Quinlan's, the style is more "sensationalized" and the organization is haphazard in some places, but there is enough additional info on the case to make it worth reading.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This book should be renamed Melinda Loveless tragedy.... Why the author spent soooo much time on her is beyond me. Read morePublished 17 days ago by Darby
Jones' books are all poorly written, but really good true crime is hard to find. Don't expect much and you
won't be disappointed.
Very great book. I was very interested in seeing this book, especially since I seen these girls on the Dr. Phil show. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Otis Craig Walker
Sad story , this is one of those stories that stay with you long after you've read the book. worth buyingPublished 15 months ago by Kimber
I would have given this 5 stars but the heinous nature of the crime was shocking and I have read a lot of books.Published 15 months ago by Susan Strauser
I thought I would not even be completing this title a few pages in, as the murder itself is particularly sick, sadistic and senseless, as well as committed by a circle of stupid... Read morePublished 20 months ago by patrick