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Small Sacrifices: A True Story of Passion and Murder

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17 out of 17 people found this review helpful.

Accurate and mesmerizing account of a terrible tragedy

I worked for the court during the Diane Downs trial, and was very skeptical when I learned that Ann Rule was attending the trial to write a book about it. For me, the experience of working on the trial was life-changing, shaking my cozy view of the world. I have to adm...
I worked for the court during the Diane Downs trial, and was very skeptical when I learned that Ann Rule was attending the trial to write a book about it. For me, the experience of working on the trial was life-changing, shaking my cozy view of the world. I have to admit, however, that in my experience of the trial and how events unfolded, the book is amazingly accurate. It even shed some light on why Downs was driven to murdering her own children. It is utterly compelling. A mesmerizing read. Probably Rule's best book.

posted by Anonymous on December 13, 2006

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1 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

untrue

This conviction was borne out of police corruption, false testimony and bad science. James Pex's findings were discredited by a leading US Forensic expert. Pex himself admitted flaws at a 1991 Hearing. And jurors later admitted to convicting on a Prosecutors blatant li...
This conviction was borne out of police corruption, false testimony and bad science. James Pex's findings were discredited by a leading US Forensic expert. Pex himself admitted flaws at a 1991 Hearing. And jurors later admitted to convicting on a Prosecutors blatant lie. Exculpatory evidence was denied by the judge and the Prosecutor adopted the children (who denied many times it was not their mother who shot them) to keep them quiet. It stinks.

posted by Anonymous on May 30, 2007

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    Posted October 16, 2013

    a story to learn for.....

    a story to learn for.....

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 30, 2006

    gripping

    very interesting

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