Book Reviews of Blood Brother: 33 Reasons My Brother Scott Peterson Is Guilty

Blood Brother: 33 Reasons My Brother Scott Peterson Is Guilty
Blood Brother 33 Reasons My Brother Scott Peterson Is Guilty
Author: Anne Bird
ISBN-13: 9780060838577
ISBN-10: 0060838574
Publication Date: 3/1/2005
Pages: 224
Rating:
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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3.7 stars, based on 124 ratings
Publisher: Regan Books
Book Type: Hardcover
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Helpful Score: 15
Not the best book I've read about the Peterson case (Ablow's is), but offers some interesting insights.
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Helpful Score: 14
Out of all the books I've read about Laci and the case-and I've read almost all of them, this one left me feeling closest to knowing Laci. It is strange that a book by someone who didn't know Laci very well could leave me feeling like that, but Anne Bird did such a fantastic job describing Laci and her personality.
While Laci's mom, Sharon Rocha's book was amazing, I didn't finish the book feeling like I truly knew Laci. With this book I did.
Better than Ablow's book in my opinion.
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Helpful Score: 11
A good book to add to your Scott Peterson murder collection..Written by his half sister who had finally found her family and then realized her brother had murdered his beautiful, loving wife, this book really capture your heart from the author's perspective in a way that none of the other books written about this case will!
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Helpful Score: 10
Written at a fast moving pace, this book offers a lot of pictures. It also gives a different perspective of the Peterson family history.
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Helpful Score: 8
This book about a sister's love so to speak...ahe really felt like her brother was guilty...but just didn't want to deal with it...it is a very insightful book....
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Helpful Score: 7
Quick read. Not much new here, but it did give a picture of their mother, Jackie Peterson. Not a particularaly flattering one.
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Helpful Score: 6
Great book by Scott Peterson's sister. I pretty much read all the books about Laci and this has to be the best one.
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Helpful Score: 5
Excellent! After following the entire case from day one...this was a must read for me.
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Helpful Score: 4
The author Ann Bird is the sister of Scott Peterson. She gives her account of Scott and his family's reaction to Lacei's disapearance and death.
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Helpful Score: 4
This was written by Scott Peterson's half-sister Anne. The title is rather weak, in my opinion (why not 35, 49, 72? why stop at 33?)-- but once you begin reading, it bears great similarity in tone and truthtelling to the Ablow book (Inside The Mind of Scott Peterson). It's even sadder, though, because Anne herself had to bear some of the cruel consequences because of the choices her blood parents made. So she does speak with the 'Voice of Experience'. However, she was not subject to all the things that Scott was, and she was raised by loving adoptive parents. These things made the difference for Anne, and between her life and Scott's life. When she finds and meets her first family, (including Scott) these differences are at first startling, and then troubling, and finally horrifying. This book is helpful to read from the standpoint of an actual Patterson family member, and gives the insight that only a family member can provide concerning Scott and his actions (and lack of same) toward Lacy and Conner.
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Helpful Score: 4
A pretty interesting look into the "inner circle" of Scott's family. It's not written very well, but it serves its purpose. A quick and easy read, I finished it in one sitting.
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Helpful Score: 3
I liked this book - an interesting side to this horrible crime.
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Helpful Score: 3
Maybe things we already knew or expected. Still an interesting read if you followe this case
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Helpful Score: 3
The long lost sister of Scott Peterson shares her story of the familys ties, secrets, and the murder of her sister in law, Lacy Peterson. Great true crime novel.
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Helpful Score: 3
I thought this book was very, very interesting. I read it in one sitting.
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Helpful Score: 3
Very interesting. Made me privy to information the news didn't talk about.
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Helpful Score: 3
This book is written in a conversational tone, and gives some insight into the inner-workings of a family that created a monster like Scott Peterson. I'd say she is lucky they gave her up for adoption! An easy-to-read book which could fill a lazy afternoon. If you like Ann Rule books this one will be one you enjoy.
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Helpful Score: 3
Great and easy read.
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Helpful Score: 3
Not very well written, and most of this stuff was pretty obvious about the case, at least by now.
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Helpful Score: 3
Very interesting. Lots of background info and behind the scenes info I didn't hear or read anywhere else. Fairly well-written and not predictable.
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Helpful Score: 3
A quick read with details of Peterson's family life and upbringing you may not encounter elsewhere. Not as compelling as Crier's book or Frey's book, but a good read if you're interested in the case.
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Helpful Score: 3
I have met Anne and she is a wonderful person. I was suprized to find out that Scott is her brother. She is very down to earth and her book is insightful
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Helpful Score: 3
Same story just from a different side . I dont think we will ever get the full truth about what really happened.
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Helpful Score: 3
Totally riveting. I stayed up all night to read this. If you don't have the time to put it down, wait until you do. I know and you know why he is guilty, but it's very interesting to find out why his own sister feels he is guilty.
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Helpful Score: 3
This book is so stunning and scary. It is written by Scott Peterson's sister, that he did not meet until they were both grown. He eventually stays with her during the investigation and his actions are disturbing... I can't imagine meeting a long lost sibling and then having this happen. Wanting to know them, yet thinking that he has killed his beautiful wife and unborn child.
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Helpful Score: 3
Very good book from a sisters point of view.
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Helpful Score: 3
Learned a lot more about Scott Peterson--very interesting book.
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Helpful Score: 3
After reading most of the books available on this case, it took me a while to order this one
Figured it would be more of the same. It took a look from the sister's perspective who spent a lot of time with Scott after Lacy was killed. This was the only book that I read that actually had that information. Interesting and informative. A good read.
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Helpful Score: 2
Fast reading, insight on family members and how they felt about the murder.
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Helpful Score: 2
book was very interesting I found out alot that I didn't know. Good Read
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Helpful Score: 2
Facinating book written by his sister! Some of the information is simply unbelievable!
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Helpful Score: 2
Although i was sickened and discusted by even the name Scott Peterson, i was intrigued to hear what his half sister had to say about this case. This story is not about the trial, so i did not have to "hear that again", but about a sister who had just found her "other" family apx 5 years before this crime was committed. Anne Bird and Joe were born to Scott's mother, she gave them up as babies for adoption. Then she had 2 more boys and kept them. When Anne was in her late twenties her adopted brother found her and introduced her to her biological mother and her 2 half brothers, one being Scott. Although she had a wonderful and loving family that she was adopted into she proceeded to get to know this new family. Her worst mistake. This family had major disfunction and Anne could not see it clearly until after she was sucked in. This i need to say was a very good read, every page was filled with things i did not already know. I feel sad for Anne that in the end she could see how sick that family was and became involved, but i am happy for her that she and her brother got the better end of the deal by being given up for adoption.
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Helpful Score: 2
A "Bird's" eye view of the Laci Peterson case.
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Helpful Score: 2
The sister of Scott Petersen shares her story of family ties, secrets and murder and why she thinks he is GUILTY.
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Helpful Score: 2
A powerful well-written book. This isn't a 'scoop' or the dirty laundry.. it's an honest and moving story of a woman intimately involved with the life of Scott Peterson. A good read.
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Helpful Score: 2
I couldn't put the book down.
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Helpful Score: 2
Very good book...insightful, honest. I really felt for this woman. Interesting read - and a different side of the story.
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Helpful Score: 2
very interesting story and sad
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Helpful Score: 2
Excellent book. A very quick read. It was great to see another side to this story.
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Helpful Score: 2
This book was stunning. I learned a little more about this case through Anne's eyes. I thought I knew a lot...but I was wrong. This is a real eye opener.
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Helpful Score: 2
It was ok. I pretty much knew most of it from the news.
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Helpful Score: 2
I thorougly enjoyed this book. A very interesting read.
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Helpful Score: 1
I liked this book because even though I remember some about this case, I didnt understand the motivation of Mr. Peterson. I feel now that I have some idea of his thought processes and why perhaps he felt (feels) the way that he appears to. I enjoyed the book because I had some unanswered questions. It was a page turner for me.
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This book was one of those books, YOU CAN"T PUT DOWN!!! I read all night!! It was written by his sister (he didn't know he had!) And it told just how sick Scott Peterson REALLY is!! One you won't forget!!! I promise>>
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Helpful Score: 1
Good read. Author offers a lot of information not made public and give some insight into Scott's mind.
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Helpful Score: 1
This is the true story of Scott Peterson written by his sister, Anne Bird. This is a very interesting book and an easy-read!!
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Helpful Score: 1
I received this from a fellow bookcrosser and I still don't know how I feel about all of it. Read it and you decide. Well written
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Helpful Score: 1
Captivating; definatly held my attention;
read it cover to cover in one sitting!

jojo46580 in Indiana.
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Helpful Score: 1
Behind-the-scenes true crime story of the Scott Peterson case, written by his half-sister. Interesting, but the case remains puzzling. There seems to be little doubt that Peterson killed his wife Laci, but there were few clues in his background that he would have been capable of the crime.
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This is a very interesting side of Scott Peterson. It is just another book showing that he is guilty.
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Helpful Score: 1
good book. gives the inside story.
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Lots of interesting info I hadn't heard before.
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Helpful Score: 1
it was good very interesting
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This book was a very good read! It depicts the Scott Peterson story from his half sister's point of view. Though simply written in easy to read terms, she conveys here story in such a compelling way that you cannot put the book down until you're done with it.
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Was an easy read. Interesting and definitely gave insight on what the author felt as her family secrets unfolded before here eyes.
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It was very interesting. I felt sorry for her having just returned to the family and him being such a jerk after they became so close.
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This is a compelling, easy-to-read retelling of a tragic story.
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The story no one else can tell...except perhaps a family member. What happens if, after being given up for adoption as a child, you reestablish contact with your biological family - only to discover that your true brother is a killer? Anne Bird, the sister of Scott Peterson, knows firsthand. She gives her account of her brother's marriage and his disturbing behavior - and tells how she realized that her brother was capable of murder.

Soon after her birth in 1965, Anne was given up for adoption by her mother, Jackie Latham. Welcomed into the well-adjusted Grady family, she lived a happy life. Then, in the late 1990s, she got back in contact with her birth mother - now married - and her family, including Jackie's son, Scott Peterson, and his wife, Laci. Anne was welcomed into the family, and over the next several years she grew close to Scott and especially Laci.

Together they shared holidays, family reunions, trips to Disneyland. Anne and Laci even became pregnant at roughly the same time, and the two quickly became confidantes. On Christmas Eve 2002, Laci Peterson went missing, and the happy facade of the Peterson family began to crumble. Anne immediately rushed to the family's aid, joining in the search for Laci, even allowing Scott to stay in her home while the police attempted to find his pregnant wife. Yet Scott's behavior grew increasingly more bizarre as the search for Laci intensified, and Anne grew suspicious that her brother knew more about the situation than he was telling. She began keeping a list of Scott's disturbing quirks. And by the time Laci's body - and that of her unborn son, Conner - were found, Anne was becoming convinced: Her brother Scott Peterson had murdered his wife and unborn child in cold blood.

Filled with news-making revelations as well as intimate glimpses of Scott and Laci, the Peterson family, and the investigation that followed the murder, Blood Brother: 33 Reasons my Brother Scott Peterson is Guilty is a provocative account of how long-dormant family ties dragged one woman into one of the most notorious crimes of our time.

I have to say that while I generally enjoy reading about true crime, I prefer reading books about certain crimes told from the family's perspective - about the personal effects of that specific crime on them as members of the family, or of the search for justice for their loved one. I give this book a definite A+! It was well-written and easy for me to read and I truly sympathized with Anne and the difficult position that she found herself in.

Anne Bird went through so much due to her initial support of the Peterson family and her preliminary belief in Scott Peterson's innocence. Her marriage suffered, but as the police investigation revealed more and more inconsistencies in Scott's alibi, Anne eventually had to choose between her burgeoning loyalty to the Peterson family and her lasting loyalty to her husband and two sons - knowing that as her own sons grew up, they deserved to know their mother's thoughts on such a infamous crime.
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From the flyleaf:

What happens if, after being given up for adoption in childhood, you reestablish contact with your biological family - only to discover that your newfound brother is a killer? Anne Bird, the sister of Scott Peterson, knows firsthand.

Soon after her birth in 1965, Anne was given up for adoption by her mother, Jackie Latham. Welcomed into the well-adjusted Grady family, she lived a happy life. Then, in the late 1990s, she came back into contact with her mother, now Jackie Peterson, and her family - including Jackie's son Scott Peterson and his wife, Laci. Anne was welcomed into the family, and over the next several years she grew close to Scott and especially Laci. Together they shared holidays, family reunions, and even a trip to Disneyland. Anne and Laci became pregnant at roughly the same time, and the two became confidantes.

Then, on Christmas Eve 2002, Laci Peterson went missing - and the happy facade of the Peterson family slowly began to crumble. Anne rushed to the family's aid, helping in the search for Laci, even allowing Scott to stay in her home while police tried to find his wife. Yet Scott's behavior grew increasingly bizarre during the search, and Anne grew suspicious that her brother knew more than he was telling. Finally she began keeping a list of his disturbing behavior. And by the time Laci's body - and that of her unborn son, Conner - were found, Anne was becoming convinced: Her brother Scott Peterson had murdered his wife and unborn child in cold blood.

Filled with news-making revelations and intimate glimpses of Scott and Laci, the Peterson family, and the investigation that followed the murder, Blood Brother is a provocative account of how long - dormant family ties dragged one woman into one of the most notorious crimes of our time.
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good book. But OMG the Peterson is not right!!!!
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Good book.
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Interesting. 33 Reasons why Anne Bird wrote this book? Personal financial gain? Instant Fame? Anyone ever hear of Anne Bird prior to or after Scott Peterson?
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Interesting story.
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I really enjoy ready the first few pages of this book! Anne started off telling what a good childhood she had. I'm glad she had wonderful family growning up!
If you are interested in hearing her side, then you should enjoy it. I always wondered, where Scott was staying all those times the news camera shown him leaving his and Laci's home.
I hope Anne, especially her and her husband, worked things out and stayed together, happy!!
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Got off to a slow start but once the book hit about the middle of the story it got better.
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Anne Bird, though his sibling, wasn't raised with Scott Peterson. She came to know Scott and Lacy Peterson as an adult...loving the effervescence of Lacy, devastated at the deception and ruthlessness of Scott.

A look at Scott Peterson from a fresh perspective. Thank you, Anne, for telling your story!
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I am personally disgusted with how many books (by not only the family) have come out on this tragedy. American thrives on trash...