January 2, 2015

Review: Parents Who Killed Their Children by RJ Parker

Title: Parents Who Killed Their Children
Author: RJ Parker
Series: True Crime Library RJPP, #3
Genre: True Crime 
Publisher: RJ Parker Publishing
Release Date: April 30, 2014
Source: Provided by Author
Reviewer: Kat

Book Summary

What could possibly incite parents to kill their own children?

This collection of "Filicidal Killers" provides a gripping overview of how things can go horribly wrong in once-loving families. Parents Who Killed their Children depicts ten of the most notorious and horrific cases of homicidal parental units out of control. People like--Andrea Yates, Diane Downs, Susan Smith, and Jeffrey MacDonald--who received a great deal of media attention. The author explores the reasons; from addiction to postpartum psychosis, insanity to altruism.

Each story is detailed with background information on the parents, the murder scenes, trials, sentencing and aftermath.

To date, RJ has donated over 1,900 books to allied troops serving overseas and to our wounded warriors recovering in Naval and Army hospitals all over the world. He also donates a large percentage of royalties to Victims of Violent Crimes.

My Thoughts

An excellent true crime volume that tries to shed some light on the unimaginable. To be honest, when i picked up this book, I wasn't sure I was going to be able to read it. The content makes it very hard to read at times. However, the author expertly walks you through the facts of each case and makes you feel like there is some form of resolution with each one. If not for the expertise and skillful way these cases were selected and delivered, I'm not sure I would have enjoyed the reading experience much. Kudos to you Mr Parker!

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1 comment:

  1. Great read, never had any idea that so many parents killed their children. Very informative this is another must have for anyone who collects and loves to read about the human mind.