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Small Sacrifices: A True Story of Passion and Murder (Signet) Mass Market Paperback – July 5, 1988
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Copyright 1987 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
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Diane Downs shot all three of her children in the car and then dawdled along on the way to the hospital, giving the children time to die. Her little girl Cheryl died at almost once, "death so close behind her it could whisper in her ear" while Christie and Danny were heroically saved by the medical personnel at the hospital emergency ward, but both children were severely handicapped. Christie was so traumatized she sustained a stroke even though she was only 8 years old. She hovered "as tentatively as a butterfly's wings" at death's door before the team of frantically working doctors brought her back from the abyss. Little Danny at only three years old was shot in the spine and will be paralyzed for life from the waist down, but the heroic efforts of the doctors saved his life.
Diane concocted a story of a bushy haired man who suddenly appeared in the street ahead of her car and demanded the car, then shot all three children, a tale that did not convince the police assigned to her case.Read more ›
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This was one of the books that made Rule a famous writer. I recall Ann Rule on Oprah with killer Diane Downs on a live video feed. Read morePublished 7 hours ago by Morgan V. Madison
Fascinating examination of a woman so self-absorbed and unaware of consequences that she would shoot her 3 children at close range and fully expect to be acquitted. Read morePublished 18 hours ago by yarngirl1952
I had read this years ago and decided to read it again. I do believe this is one of Ann Rules best true crime booksPublished 21 days ago by Avidreader
This was the first Ann Rule book I read and might be the last. I heard it's one of her better books, but honestly I felt like it was drawn out and I was excited to get it over with... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Collette
I am a big Ann Rule fan and have read almost all of her booksPublished 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
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