Book Reviews of Broken Doll

Broken Doll
Broken Doll
Author: Burl Barer
ISBN-13: 9780786016112
ISBN-10: 0786016116
Publication Date: 5/1/2004
Pages: 320
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.

3.5 stars, based on 25 ratings
Publisher: Pinnacle Books
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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Helpful Score: 7
A parent's worse nightmare come true...In May, 1988, in Everett, Washington, 4 year old Feather Rahier disappeared while playing outside after dinner. Her frantic cries drew Feather's mother to the dark garage that was home to Richard Matthew Clark. Clark had stolen the child, bound and gagged her, and begun to undress her. Only at the last instant was the little girl saved by her mother's desperate intervention. The next victim wouldn't be so fortunate.
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Helpful Score: 6
This book is a good argument for lifetime prison sentences for child sexual abusers. They don't get cured or regret their crimes. They don't look any different than you or me, so teach your children not to "help" look for lost puppy or "help" hurt stranger, but to run home & call police to help stranger.
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Helpful Score: 2
It is amazing what people will do to other people. It is even more amazing what they will do to children. Roxie Doll deserved to live to be an adult. Richard Matthew Clark took that away from her.
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Helpful Score: 2
Very sad story about Roxanne Doll a sweet 7 year old girl, murdered and raped by a family friend.
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Helpful Score: 1
True crime. A small 7 yr old girld is abducted from her bedroom, not to be discovered until the next day.
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Helpful Score: 1
My neibor liked it but I read 2 chapers and couldn't read anymore I guess it bothered me so much cause I have a 7 yr old
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Helpful Score: 1
I love true crime books, just not this one. When I read true crime, I am only interested in 4 things-how the crime was committed, how the offender was discovered, what sentence did the offender receive, and updates, if available. This book started out well, although I do agree that the author jumped around excessively. However, I felt that there were way too many chapters devoted to the trial itself. It is my belief that the author aquired the court transcripts and copied them verbatium into this book. I was so bored with all the legal mumbo-jumbo and the he said-she said politics between the prosecutor and defense attorneys, I actually found myself falling asleep at this point in the book. Eventually I skipped over this chapters, which were long and many. This is a sad, sad story and as a parent I found myself making sure my children's windows were locked. I also found at least one picture particularly gruesome and felt that the book could do without it. The picture seared in my memory now is not of the beautiful little girl as she looked in life, but of the awful picture of her body laying on a cold slab in death. That picture is no parent should have to see, be it your child or not.
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Helpful Score: 1
i was so excited when i recieved this book in the mail, but as soon as i started reading it, i was very disappointed...the author jumps around so much, and adds so much un-needed details and facts in there, that you lose interest in the actual incident...i was unable to finish this book, not because of the detailed pictures or content of the "graphic nature", but because of the lack of keeping me interested!
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This is a sad book, makes you want to keep your kids close forever.
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This broken doll definately in heaven now