Family Blood: The Murder That Shattered an All-American Home
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Family Blood: The Murder That Shattered an All-American Home

3.14 of 5 stars 3.14  ·  rating details  ·  37 ratings  ·  6 reviews
Riddle presents the disturbing true story of James D. "Jimmy" Robertson, who in 1997 brutally slaughtered his own parents in their North Carolina home. of photos. Original.
Paperback, 288 pages
Published November 1st 2003 by Pinnacle
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Michelle
True Crime books are one of my favorite genres. It just amazes me how some people can be so evil. Why?? He lives in the parents basement, flunks out of college, can't hold a job, snorts Ritilin.... And do his parents kick him out?? NO. Instead, they spend a fortune on a psychiatrist. He tells all his friends for months that he wants to kill his parents, and is anything done??? NO. And then, what finally happens??? He brutally kills his parents. Gee, what a shock. This was a fast read. It doesn't...more
Julia Brumfield
This book was a disappointment to me since even though the author did include the actual story that was suppose to be told it also sounded like she had her own agendas - 1. medicinal drug abuse hadn't been done until this time so that is why the crime was done and 2. The author really has something for Susan Smith or had wished she had done a book about that particular murderess.

Also I found that this book was quite bland in the writing and since it wasn't really a mystery crime the author was...more
Eva Leger
This wasn't as great as I expected and I'm trying to figure out why. I *think* I've read something by Riddle before (I could be wrong and only own a book or books of hers that I haven't read yet) but whether I have or not it's not hard to make a true crime book a "good" one for me.
Any murder is highly interesting to me, especially familial murders, and since every true crime author I've ever read always picks the most intense cases to write about it's usually a win-win situation for me.
I don't...more
Charlene
This book wasn't bad. The case was certainly interesting, and the writing was pretty well done, far better than my last True Crime foray. Still, it didn't leave me sitting on the edge of my seat, unable to put the book down, hence three stars.
Shelley
Interesting true-crime case study but very poorly written.
Neil
Not bad, two kids who were destined for jail or death.
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