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In the Middle of the Night: The Shocking True Story of a Family Killed in Cold Blood

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

6 out of 20 people found this review helpful.

Scary and well written

True crime novels are the most disturbing because they are true. But they are a reflection of our society unfortunately. This one is a good read about a horrible event. I'm not sure why the author needs to be excorciated. I read one post on a website that said the autho...
True crime novels are the most disturbing because they are true. But they are a reflection of our society unfortunately. This one is a good read about a horrible event. I'm not sure why the author needs to be excorciated. I read one post on a website that said the author was as bad as the killer. Really!!!!??? Have we desensitized ourselves so much to crime that we equate author and killer.

posted by 1998115 on September 30, 2009

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10 out of 14 people found this review helpful.

would not read this book

I will NOT read this book although I know some people will. I feel this book makes the monster who committed this horrific crime into a celebrity. He was caught red handed. Do we really want to know what he told the author during prison visits about his childhood or ...
I will NOT read this book although I know some people will. I feel this book makes the monster who committed this horrific crime into a celebrity. He was caught red handed. Do we really want to know what he told the author during prison visits about his childhood or his thoughts on fatherhood? The ONLY thing I want to read about this case is about the VICTIMS and when justice is served. We live in a country of free speech and I dont take that for granted. Sometimes we dont like what people say or write about. Im not for banning books or censoring but I will exercise my right to NOT buy a book that lets someone make money off someone else's trajedy. This happens too often in our society we make monsters into celebrites and forget the victims names. They are Jennifer, Hayley and Michaela. Dr. William Petit is the husband and father who survived. They are the ones I will focus on...

posted by KAMCT on July 26, 2009

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 19, 2009

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    Read it in a day

    As a resident of Cheshire, I have read this book and the one that came out last year. I do not agree with the writers reasoning to put this book out now. (stated he needed money) He could have done some better research on Cheshire. Seems he drove through town and decided that was good enough. The book is about 85% acurate in details outside the house during the crime. Many important public details were left out in the authors rush to get this published. The claim of "8 shocking pictures" is B.S. - nothing shocking about pictures used by the media. The author and the publisher should come to Cheshire for a book signing.

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