Beyond Obsession Author:Richard Hammer On August 5, 1987, the lifeless, savagely mutilated body of respected New England career woman Joyce Aparo was discovered beneath a foot bridge near the Connecticut/Massachusetts border. Weeks later, four teenagers were charged with the gruesome crime. One was the dead woman's daughter, Karin--a pretty and talented young musician who once attemp... more »ted suicide to escape a daily nightmare of violent physical abuse. Another was Karin's boyfriend, Dennis--a young man so obsessed with the girl he loved that he built a shrine to her in his bedroom...and swore he would do anything to make her happy.
With extraordinary skill, Edgar Award-winning true crime author, Richard Hammer, exposes the many layers of a complex and brutal family homicide-to reveal shocking truths that blue the distinctions between love and hate, villain and victim, sanity and madness.« less
A well written tale of true crime that takes the reader from the events leading up to murder and the outcome of the trial. This book was obviously painstakingly researched, not one of those rushed to the publisher before the trial even began. A must read for those interested in what drives teenagers to kill.