Book Reviews of To the Last Breath: Three Women Fight for the Truth Behind a Child's Tragic Murder

To the Last Breath: Three Women Fight for the Truth Behind a Child's Tragic Murder
To the Last Breath Three Women Fight for the Truth Behind a Child's Tragic Murder
Author: Carlton Stowers
ISBN-13: 9780312968199
ISBN-10: 0312968191
Publication Date: 4/15/1999
Pages: 272
Rating:
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
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4.1 stars, based on 37 ratings
Publisher: St. Martin's True Crime Classics
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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Helpful Score: 8
This is a gripping, heart-breaking, true-story about the murder of an innocent little two-year old girl. It is not graphic or gory, and it never does answer the reason or the "why" it was done, however, it shows the perserverance of the little girl's grandmother, a detective and a DA and how it all paid off. I highly recommend this book to anyone who's reading tastes include true-crime stories.
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Helpful Score: 3
This is a great book! I couldn't put it down until it was done. Sad story, will stay on your mind long after you put it down!
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Helpful Score: 3
This is an excellent writer. He tells the story in a way to keep one's interest, yet the facts are intack. I rate Carlton Stowers as a crime writer right up there with Ann Rule.
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Helpful Score: 2
I think this would have been good if it weren't for all the nasty language.
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Helpful Score: 2
such a sad story, it will break your heart. this child is so innocent and powerless against her jealous father. he did not want to keep her when he found out his wife was pregnant with her he wanted an abortion. mother decided to keep her and the father is just so evil and heartless to kill his own child just a baby of 2 years. excellent read!
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Helpful Score: 2
The true story of the investigation into the murder of 2-year-old Renee Goode in 1994. Three women, Renee's mother, her grandmother, and a police detective who also lost a daughter, join together as they each search for answers.
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Helpful Score: 2
About a father who kills his 2 year old daughter for a lousy $50k life insurance policy.Author Carlton Stowers makes this TC book read like a novel, I like his style. If you like TC, this is an excellent read.
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Helpful Score: 2
Incredibly sad story of a child's death, and the dogged determination of her mother and grandmother to find the truth. I recently discovered Mr. Stowers when I noticed that Ann Rule recommended one of this book. I have now read 3 of his, and I plan to read more.
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Helpful Score: 1
good book
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Little Renee died in her father's arms...and that's exactly how he planned it....was hard to prove murder, motive, three women fought to prove him guilty, 8 pp's photos
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Helpful Score: 1
long story but true and interesting!
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A very sad story about a father who deliberately murders his 2 year old daughter and how he does it.
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It's hard to believe this man almost got away with murder. Makes me wonder how many others got away with it.
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When two year old Renee Goode died in her father's arms, her mother and grandmother suspected that he had killed her. And they would not give up trying to prove it. They found a female police investigator who was convince their suspicions were correct. Especially when they found that the father had taken out a huge life insurance policy on the little girl. Persistence paid off, and he was found guilty.
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this is the true story of a little girl murdered by her father. a very touching story.
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Heartbreaking story of a father that murdered his child.
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A well-told story of 3 women who search for the truth about the death of a 2 year old.
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This book was easy readying, The only thing I didn't like about is that it didn't tell why the father killed his daughter, would of liked more detail.
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This is a good read. Couldn't put it down
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Heartbreaking true crime story of a cold-blooded killer!
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A great true crime read by a truly great author
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An excellent true crime narrative with all the elements of a mystery thriller. A good read
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I JUST DON'T UNDERSTAND THESE KIND OF PEOPLE,WHO COULD HURT AN INNOCENT CHILD
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a trus story more frighting than anything steven king ever wrote. which is not quite true, but was still engrossing .
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Carlton Stowers' book is a very well written, detailed account of the life and death of two year old Renee Goode. He introduces the reader to all the characters in the story and gives a complete picture of Renee's family and the horrible way her life is ended at the hands of her own father. He tells of the relentless battle Renee's grandmother fights to find someone to help get justice for little Renee. Mr. Stowers also tells of the in-depth investigation and those who worked so diligently to make sure a killer does not go free to possibly kill again. He has told this story with such compassion, the book is really hard to put down.
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One day, 2yr old Renee Goode was playing happily with her sisters & cousin, as the 4 of them enjoyed an impromptu "slumber party" at the home of her father, Shane Goode. The next day she was dead

The local medical examiner could not determine the cause of little Remee's death. Buther mother, Annette & grandmother Sharon were convinced she'd been murdered - and that they knew the identity of Renee's killer - her handsome father Shanne Goode, a manipulative, emotionally abusive man who displayed virtualy no interest in Renee - untill he took out a $50,000 Ins Policy on her life.