Book Reviews of Family Blood: The Murder That Shattered an All-American Home

Family Blood: The Murder That Shattered an All-American Home
Family Blood The Murder That Shattered an All-American Home
Author: Lyn Riddle
ISBN-13: 9780786015511
ISBN-10: 0786015519
Publication Date: 11/1/2003
Pages: 320
Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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3.8 stars, based on 31 ratings
Publisher: Pinnacle Books
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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SOMETIMES, THE "PERFECT" TOWN...On November 25, 1997-two days before Thanksgiving-Earl and Terry Robertson, both 49, were found brutally slaughtered inside their home in Rock Hill, a college town and flourishing suburb of Charlotte, North Carolina. They were family people, churchgoing and law-abiding. Yet someone had wanted them dead-badly enough to cut Terry's throat and crush Earl's skul with a claw hammer.
IS THE PERFECT SETTING...Supsicion swiftly fell on the couple's eldest son, James D. "Jimmy" Robertson, 21, who'd recently moved back in with his parents. After graduating high shcool with honors, Robertson had taken a wrong turn, flunking out of college, spiraling downward into drug and alcohol abuse and petty crime. In the predawn hours of November 25, he called his teenage girlfriend, Meredith Moon, and told her today was the day he was going to kill his parents.
FOR AN ACT OF PERFECT EVIL...What had motivated a once-promising young man to slaughter his parents in cold blood? Was it, as prosecutors put forth, greedy desire for his share of a $2.2 million inheritance? What dark secrets did the Robertson family's all-American facade conceal? When James Robertson's own grandmother talked to a newspaper reporter about him, she said, "He'd be better off put to sleep." In 1999, a jury would decide the fate of the son who ended the lives of the people who gave him his.
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True account of a south carolina man , who killed his parents for insurance money. The man & his mother were both bipolar, and this book is a true crime account.
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Gory Crime, but well written.
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Excellent story of a family that lived with trust only to have it shattered by their son.
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The story of Jimmy Robertson who murdered his mother and father in cold blood out of pure greed. It's an interesting case to read.
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A good read! Family dynamics were interesting - how a typical American family tried to do what they thought was right when their son was spiraling out of control. A lot of us wouldn't have done anything any differently. I'm still shaking my head in disbelief at how the girlfriend reacted. And think about the brother when you read this - what was up with him??
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This was actually better than I thought it would be. If you like true life crimes then this is the perfect read.
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From the back cover - On November 25, 1997 - two days before Thanksgiving - Earl and Terry robertson, both 49, were found brutally slaughtered inside their home in Rock Hill, North Carolina. Suspicion swiftly fell on the couple's eldest son who'd recently moved back in with his parents.
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The Murder that shattered an all American home.
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If you like true crime stories you'll love this book.
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not a very good book