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A Rip in Heaven: A Memoir of Murder And Its Aftermath Paperback – June 1, 2004
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For this family, happiness and normal life as they knew it came to a sudden hault as a horror they never expected unfolded before them. Read this book. The author is able to give you a true account of what really went on because she is the sister of one of the victims, Tom and cousin to the other two victims, Julie and Robin.
This story will give you an idea of how the justice system can sometimes work under pressure to solve a murder case. Eventually the truth comes out but a lot of people can go through a living hell before that happens.
After I read a true crime story, I try to find as much information as possible regarding the case, written by other sources. I was sickened by some of the information I found fighting for the lives of those convicted of this horrific crime. That is just a personal opinion though.
You will get to know the deceased through this book, and perhaps question your higher power on why such valuable lives are taken in such a violent way. I felt I came to know the victims as if I'd gone to school with them. I never knew them but I miss them.
Thanks to Jeanine Cummins, we get an insightful look into one family's ordeal, their struggle to come to terms with the sensation that rose up around the case and how the media focuses all too often on the criminals.
But at its heart, this is a loving tribute to her lost cousins, Robin and Julie. This book serves, beautifully, in taking their story and remembering truly what has been lost. For over a decade, the focus has been on the bad guys who she portrays quite evenly given her closeness to the subject matter. Now the story has been take back as a fitting memoir to her cousins, told with an insight into what it means to be victimized that we could all stand to learn from.
but I was glad for the wonderful tribute that Tink paid to her cousins enlightening the truth of the principles that Julie and Robin Kerry stood for.
Jeanine Cummins did a great job with this story for the people
who never got to hear the real truth.
Reviewed by Heather Marshall Negahdar (SUGAR-CANE 03/01/05)
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Very first item from Amazon. Sad real life story that happened where I live. Remember so much on the news and my friends daughter went to school with the two young girls who were... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Sue M.
Reminds us to remember the victims and not just the horrible crimes committed against them. Thank you for that reminder.Published 2 months ago by Sonia Barreto
Just like my experience. First time I've read about aftermath for whole family. No more words. Thanks for this bookPublished 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
I used to work with one of the sister's related to the Kerry sisters. I don't think she was mentioned in this story, if she was, her name was changed. Read morePublished 3 months ago by L. Santagato
Living in St. Louis now, I had an interest to begin reading the book but it kept me intrigued wanting to keep reading. My emotions moved from sadness to anger and back again. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Sara Hermann
very well written. writing talent seems to run in this family.
these murders were really vicious. Read more
I'm sure I read this book out of voyeurism, but have to say I' m sincerely grateful I received so much more. Two beautiful and valuable souls were lost on April 5, 1991. Read morePublished 8 months ago by katie
As the title implies, this book is more of a memoir than a true crime story; it’s an intimate and richly articulated portrait of a family thrown into crisis after a trio of cousins... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Gozer the Gozerian