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Dying for Daddy (St. Martin's True Crime Library)
Dying for Daddy - St. Martin's True Crime Library
Author: Carlton Smith
One By One They Begin To Die — On a picturesque street in Sacramento County, California, three healthy saplings stand side by side. But what they symbolize are the deaths of three innocent people-two of them children. And the man who allegedly took their lives, then eerily planted trees in their honor...was their own husband and father. — <...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780312966324
ISBN-10: 0312966326
Publication Date: 8/15/1998
Pages: 256
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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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reviewed Dying for Daddy (St. Martin's True Crime Library) on + 80 more book reviews
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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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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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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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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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Great book


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