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Murder in Connecticut: The Shocking Crime That Destroyed a Family and United a Community Hardcover – Sep 24 2008

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  • Hardcover: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Lyons Press (Sept. 24 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1599214954
  • ISBN-13: 978-1599214955
  • Product Dimensions: 2.6 x 14.6 x 21.8 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 476 g
  • Average Customer Review: 2.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #448,271 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Too much about the aftermath and so little about the family, as a family. I was disappointed. This family is gone and yet you give us no chance to know them.
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19 of 23 people found the following review helpful
The Book is Great Sept. 23 2008
By Grace - Published on
Format: Hardcover
Simply put this book is a great read. Yes it starts with the tragic murders of three people, but the murders are not the focus of the book. The substance of the book is how the community rallied together and supported each other in the face of that tragedy. It is a well written and inspiring story. I recommend this book to everyone, not just true crime readers.
24 of 32 people found the following review helpful
I disagree, because I've actually read the book. Sept. 21 2008
By Kevin - Published on
Format: Hardcover
Peace, you obviously didn't read the book. Yes, the book does talk about the murders, but the author also talks about the unbelievably kind, benevolent response that Cheshire had to these heinous crimes. The book commends the town and its people.
Also, if you look at the bottom left hand side of the back cover, you will see that the author AND publisher of the book both made charitable contributions to the Petit Family Foundation.
This book wasn't entirely written for profit. It was written to showcase the town of Cheshire and the way all its residents came together in a most amazing way.
8 of 11 people found the following review helpful
Murder In Connecticut April 27 2009
By B. Parker - Published on
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Factual account of how a hometown overcame a tragedy and turned the incident into a positive outcome. Detail reporting including background of major players. Book is written like a newspaper article and lacks human interest appeal.
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By ZackAttack - Published on
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This book included everything i needed to know about this horrific event. From the actual home invasion itself, right to the people of Cheshire rallying to legislators for stricter laws. It went in depth as to how the people of Connecticut supported Dr. Petit in his time of grieving. It depicted how the town of Cheshire and its citizens came together in the most amazing way. I enjoyed the read and am definitely going to look more into Michael Benson's true crime pieces. I recommend this novel.
13 of 19 people found the following review helpful
A terrific read... Sept. 25 2008
By Booklover - Published on
Format: Hardcover
I found this a terrific read - neither too prurient nor too prissy. It was a horrific crime, and there are lessons - both for individuals and communites - to be gleaned. I read it in one long sitting - the author did a great job!

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