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Burned Alive: A Shocking True Story of Betrayal, Kidnapping, and Murder

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Beautiful, bubbly, 20-year-old Kim Antonakos was returning to her New York City apartment after a night of clubbing with a friend. A business major with wild black hair, long polished fingernails, and a new Honda her loving father had bought her, Kim took good care of herself and looked forward to a bright future. But on her way home in the early morning darkn
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ebook, 352 pages
Published April 1st 2007 by St. Martin's True Crime (first published October 15th 1999)
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SenoraG
Nov 18, 2010 SenoraG rated it really liked it
Shelves: true-crime
As usual I find it very hard or gruesome maybe to say that a True Crime book was very good. A person lost their life! But I am going to say it.

While the circumstances are beyond sad, the writing is very good. At times gory but murder is never pretty or nice. The author takes us into the mind of Kim imagining how she must have been feeling, thinking while she was tied to that chair, freezing and dying. It was heartbreaking to read.

These dirtballs, so called friends, did this to her for what? MONE
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Sandy
Dec 25, 2009 Sandy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: True Crime Readers
This was a good book. It held my interest pretty good. Takes place in New York in 1995. A young college student is abducted by her friends because they know her dad has money and will pay to get her back. The kidnapping goes bad, and things don't work out as they had at first planned. The hole they dig for themselves just gets bigger and bigger and causes the beautufil young lady to loose her life in a horrible way.
Leslie
Jul 23, 2012 Leslie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A horrifying tale of a girl who died in a brutal fashion.
Roxie
Oct 21, 2013 Roxie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
if you like to read true stories this is awesome...its about a couple of her friends that kidnap her for money when things go wrong....a must read...
Audrey
Aug 28, 2012 Audrey rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Jamie
Jun 10, 2009 Jamie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Jamie by: I choose it for a book report
It was a good book but It explains alot of gory stuff.
Eva Leger
Nov 03, 2008 Eva Leger rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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One of the most shocking books I've ever read in my life. This is coming from an avid true crime reader. What happened to this young woman is beyond words.
Michelle Shipe
Sep 11, 2011 Michelle Shipe marked it as read-previously  ·  review of another edition
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KIERAN CROWLEY is a New York Times bestselling crime author and investigative reporter who has received communication from an actual serial killer and deciphered his secret code. Crowley has covered hundreds of trials and thousands of murders and recovered evidence missed by police at numerous crime scenes, some of which helped bring killers to Justice. He lives in New York with his family.
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