What's the Name of That Book??? discussion

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message 1: by Kelly (last edited Aug 25, 2016 01:00PM) (new)

Kelly I have a very vague memory of a book I read at my mom's house. I think it's about 30 years old or more and was about a couple who was horribly abusive to their children. I think the dad made his son kill people and the title was one or two words like "The Woodsman" or "The Woodcutter" (I think the word "wood" was in it?) I realize this is a horrible description so I may not have any luck but it is driving me crazy to remember the title. It wasn't a very good book from what I can recall.


message 2: by Yvette (last edited Aug 25, 2016 01:00PM) (new)

Yvette | 19 comments This book sounds a lot like "The Shoemaker," by Flora Rheta Schrieber. This is a true story that occurred about 30 years ago in Philadelphia. A psychotic man and his son go on a murdering spree b/c voices told them to do it. The man, Joseph Kallinger, grew up in a very dysfunctional home; his adoptive parents treated him very badly and many believe this is where his psychosis began.


message 3: by Lobstergirl, au gratin (new)

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