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Topic: For Laci: A Mother's Story of Love, Loss and Justice by Sharon Rocha

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Subject: For Laci: A Mother's Story of Love, Loss and Justice by Sharon Rocha
Date Posted: 11/16/2007 10:41 PM ET
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I haven't posted here in awhile as I haven't been reading true crime lately. But i finally got this from PBS(For Laci by Sharon Rocha) the other day and was blown away by how powerfully written this book was. I highly recommend it.

Has anyone read Inside the Mind of  Scott Peterson by Keith Ablow? I am on a Scott and Laci Peterson kick now. I just ordered that one from here. My next read is going to be Blood Brother: 33 Reasons Why  My Brother Scott Peterson is Guilty by Ann Bird. I also have already read Witness by Amber Frey which was OK and at least gave me a bit more perspective from her point of view. but For Laci was incredible!!

 jody

Date Posted: 11/17/2007 2:25 PM ET
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Jody,

Did you read the book by Catherine Crier that detailed the Scott Peterson investigation?  That was excellent as well!

Date Posted: 11/17/2007 8:18 PM ET
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The Crier one was my favorite too...and I thought the Blood Brother one was interesting ( in learning a bit about his weird mother etc)  I haven't read the Ablow one.

Date Posted: 11/17/2007 10:53 PM ET
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No, I haven't read the Catherine Crier one. I am going to look that one up now. Thankyou! BTW, Caryn, I see you are reading Sharp Objects. I have that one coming to me eventually, too. It's supposed to be really good. hope you are enjoying it.

 jody 

Date Posted: 11/26/2007 2:17 PM ET
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Jody,

Sharp Objects was very interesting.  It was a little different than what i expected, but I'm sure you'll enjoy it.  I definitely liked it!

Date Posted: 11/26/2007 8:11 PM ET
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I just finished reading   inside the mind of scott peterson. it was pretty good. i am reading presumed guilty  (also about scott peterson) this book is written by one of the defense attorneys. it tells of all the evidence and police reports in the case that were not allowed into the hearing. after reading this, i am beginning to wonder if he really did it! it will make you think twice about what we didnt see and hear on tv. check it out!  i guess now i need to read crier's book, huh? lol.

Date Posted: 12/6/2007 6:42 PM ET
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I just got my copy by Keith Ablow and the Catherine Crier book. I also read Blood Brother: 33 Reasons Why My Brother Scott Peterson is Guilty by Ann Bird. It was interesting, but not at the level of For Laci. I took a break from my Peterson kick. Though i think it's weird that right now in the news they are focusing on finding Stacy Peterson. Really weird that her name is so close and rhymes, too with Laci;

 jody CR: I'm the One That I Want by Margaret Cho (def not true crime--its' the comedianne's memoir! Gotta mix 'em up:)  

    

Date Posted: 12/6/2007 6:43 PM ET
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Caryn,

              i forgot to mention that i did read Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn  recently and liked it alot. It read like true crime in alot of ways.  

 Jody

Date Posted: 12/11/2007 10:35 AM ET
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Jody, Let us know what you think of the Crier book.  And yes, I have to agree:  the Drew/Stacey Peterson case is eerily similar to the Scott/Laci Peterson one and they share a very similar name.  They're from a town about 1 hour away from me.  Something didn't seem right as soon as they said his 3rd wife had died also.  I know they were exhuming her body to perform tests, but I don't know if they released the results yet.

Date Posted: 12/14/2007 10:44 PM ET
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I will have to read the Crier book soon. I tend to get easily distracted by my books and before I know it I'm reading something entirely unrelated. I haven't been following the Stacy Peterson case very closely. I'm sure there will be a book about it someday. It's sad that if he is guilty, that no one caught him before this.

 jody