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Robert Scott
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Like Father, Like Son

3.64  ·  Rating details ·  126 ratings  ·  21 reviews
Thomas Soria appeared to be a devoted single parent to his son, Thomas Soria, Jr., known as "T.J." -- even as he seduced the youngster, turning him into a sex slave. When T.J. reached dating age, he pimped his girlfriends to his dad and watched while they had sex. But it wasn't enough. Soria, Sr.'s fantasies turned increasingly violent, culminating in an obsession with cut ...more
Paperback, 287 pages
Published December 1st 2002 by Pinnacle
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♥ Marlene♥
on Friday, September 15, 2006 I wrote:

7 out of 10
Read this in a day yesterday.
I did not find it the best true crime book but I did find it an interesting and quick read.
Sep 17, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I went to school with Thomas Soria Sr. sat next to him in class actually, he liked my sister but she didn't like him. He was a really weak looking guy. Real scrawny and weak. I thought there was something medically wrong with him. He was smart, nice, and fairly normal. He was a single child, we didn't really like him as a friend but he had a lot of cool toys at his house and we would stop by on our way home to play pinball. His code name on the CB radio was "The pinball wizard". He seemed really ...more
Mar 14, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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A true crime story of a father who had total control over his son. This guy could get his son to do anything, and I mean anything. The book raises the question: Is the son as guilty as the father when he was merely doing what he was told. There is a surprise ending that I did not see coming. Just a word of warning- there is a lot of graphic sex in this book so if you are squeamish about that I would skip it. The book held my interest until about half way when there was quite a bit of word for wo ...more
Ronnie Cramer
I guess this is an okay true crime book, even though it gets a little repetitious here and there. The biggest problem for me is that the main victim turns out to be a child; if I had known that I never would have started reading it.
Aug 02, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: true-crime
Interesting book. Well written.
May 24, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Very difficult

read, but a story that needed to be told. A cautionary tale, no, a true story. Scott writes as though the reader is experiencing first hand this terrible knowledge of one generation after the next in all its gory horror. I feel worse for the little girl, but also for the little boy that never had a chance.
Mar 26, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This true-crime accounting of a little girl's murder, the subsequent investigation and results of the ensuing trials was well-written, if hard to stomach. It also detailed the lives of the men who committed the murder from the time they were children, offering additional insight into how such a tragedy could have occurred. Difficult to get through, but a story worth telling. ...more
Vikki Tuck
Aug 23, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Heavy hearted reading

This book was hard to read. Certain parts i had to walk away and find something to replace my angry and thoughts that repulsed my heart si profusely to happy thoughts. I thought about this girl often for months and i decided to honor her by reading how they got caught what the punishment was sentenced down
Joe Boucher
Jan 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Sad story

A true story that will pull at your heart strings. A very heart braking story and a child lost. Sad
Margaret Morningstar
Horrible crime should be read by anyone with a child.

So very sad. Makes you want to hold your child close! Well written I did not want to put it down.
Jul 05, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Hard read but kept me reading on to finish
Sabrina Rutter
Jun 03, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: true-crime
This is one of the saddest books I have ever read.
As a mother I can't even describe the heartache this book left me with.
When the mom went looking her for little girl she went to one of the neighbors apartments asking if her daughter was there. The teenage boy she was talking to was the last one seen with her daughter. She asked to look through their apartment for her child, but didn't go into the room that the teenager said his uncle was sleeping in because she didn't want to be rude. Later she
Crystal Jarvis
May 17, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book was really good.. Very sick in some ares I wanted to read something diffrent. Diffrent it was I never thought someone could do the things that happen in this book... Be ready to get mad and cry all at the same time... The father and son to some really nasty things in this book that you never thought people were capable of doing. It makes you really think again when you meet someone for the first time or whom your kids are around and even who you might live next to.
Jan 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Very good story. Things like this do happen close to home even if you don't want to see it. Keep an eye on each other that is all we can do. Rip you and all the little ones out there. Thanks for sharing stories like this to let us know what actually happens outside off our life.
Jan 16, 2016 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Only on chapter 8 at the moment, but I find the book to be a bit long winded. For the 1st eight chapters it goes on about past family members instead of the 2 the book is supposed to be about. I'm all for giving a bit of history into possibly what made them the way they are, but 8 chapters out of 17 of relatives and unrelated crimes those relatives committed is a bit excessive in my view.
Courtney Himes
Nov 18, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Sick. Thats all I have to say about that.
Amanda Hollingshead
Horrific and disgusting.
My heart constantly ached for the boy that was...
Jul 30, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Very disturbing book. OOh my word
May 12, 2007 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Aubrey Gutierrez
I agree it is to long winded but it is like a train wreck once you start reading you can't seem to stop ...more
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