Book Reviews of Dying for Daddy (St. Martin's True Crime Library)

Dying for Daddy (St. Martin's True Crime Library)
Dying for Daddy - St. Martin's True Crime Library
Author: Carlton Smith
ISBN-13: 9780312966324
ISBN-10: 0312966326
Publication Date: 8/15/1998
Pages: 256
Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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3.8 stars, based on 32 ratings
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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Helpful Score: 2
This is a good, but very sad true crime. I don't think he ever admitted to these killings. Very fast and easy to read.
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Helpful Score: 2
A compelling read from the beginning to the end (I read it in one night, I couldn't put it down). In addition to the gripping story at the center of the book, this story really highlights what happens when our justice system is allowed to be complacent. You will understand after you read it just how devastating this failure was to the families involved. Jack Barron must be a psychopath with no emotional development or maturity beyond that of a selfish, irresponsible teenager. It is incredibly sad and really horrifying that the failure of the law enforcement community to overcome petty internal differences would allow this man to continue to decimate his family. The parallel between his narcissistic immaturity and the failure of law enforcement to overcome internal bickering and posturing is readily apparent. This should be a required reading for anyone in law enforcement that is reluctant to go out on a limb or take a chance. Jack Barron would almost certainly been stopped before he could inflict so much additional pain and heartache, if someone would have gone out on that limb in the beginning.
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Helpful Score: 1
this was a good book. my husband used to work with jack barron so he enjoyed reading this book and finding out the back story.
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Great book
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Excellent book! Could not put down until I finished it in two days. I love reading true crime and if you do also this is a must read book!
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JACK BARRON IS A VICTIM OF A HOPRRIBLE TRAGEDY, OR IS HE? FIRST HIS WIFE DIES... THEN HIS LITTLE BOY... THEN HIS LITTLE GIRL... THEN HIS MOM... WHAT IS GOING ON HERE???? WHY ARE THEY DYING? HE GETS SYMPATHY FROM WYNONNA JUDD DUE TO HIS TRAGEDIES. TRUE STORY.
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The true story of accused family killer Jack Barron. Interesting story of man who in cold blood killed his wife, two young children and his Mother.
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FIRST JACK'S WIFE IS DEAD, THEN LATER HIS SON, THEN HIS LITTLE GIRL AND THEN HIS MOM... IS THIS A TRAGIC STORY OR IS HE DOING IT? THIS STORY BROUGHT ON THE ATTENTION OF COUNTRY SINGER WYNONNA JUDD.