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Desire Turned Deadly: The True Story of a Beautiful Girl, Her Teenage Sweetheart, and the Love that Ended in Murder
     

Desire Turned Deadly: The True Story of a Beautiful Girl, Her Teenage Sweetheart, and the Love that Ended in Murder

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by Kevin F. McMurray
 

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Early one November morning, Kara Borden, a pretty fourteen year old, was caught by her parents as she snuck into their Lancaster County, Pennsylvania home. She confessed to spending the night with eighteen-year-old David Ludwig, and her parents—evangelicals who had home-schooled their daughter—were beside themselves with anger. They summoned David to

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Early one November morning, Kara Borden, a pretty fourteen year old, was caught by her parents as she snuck into their Lancaster County, Pennsylvania home. She confessed to spending the night with eighteen-year-old David Ludwig, and her parents—evangelicals who had home-schooled their daughter—were beside themselves with anger. They summoned David to talk immediately. But David arrived to the house with another plan in mind…

Two hours later, police arrived at the Borden residence to find that Mr. and Mrs. Borden had been shot dead—and David and Kara were nowhere to be found. Was Kara a hostage? Or an accomplice? A manhunt began that would end hundreds of miles away in a highly televised speed chase. The two lovers were eventually captured… and one would spend a life behind bars. This is the true story of a crime set in a closely-guarded world of fundamentalist belief, and the tale of a God-fearing teenager whose DESIRE TURNED DEADLY.





With 8 pages of startling photos!

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781429933681
Publisher:
St. Martin's Press
Publication date:
03/31/2009
Sold by:
Macmillan
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
848,911
File size:
242 KB

Meet the Author

Kevin F. McMurray is a freelance writer/author whose articles have appeared in The New York Times, the Sunday Times of London, Outside, Men's Journal and others. His books Deep Descent and Dark Descent are historical-adventure nonfiction works about notorious shipwrecks. Kevin has written several articles about true crimes that have appeared in Connecticut Magazine and several men's magazines. He has written St. Martin's True Crime titles including If You Really Loved Me and A Family Cursed. Kevin lives in Brewster, NY with his wife and two daughters.


Kevin F. McMurray is a freelance writer/author whose articles have appeared in The New York Times, the Sunday Times of London, Outside, Men's Journal and others. Kevin has written several articles about true crimes that have appeared in Connecticut Magazine and several men's magazines. He is the author of St. Martin's True Crime titles including Desire Turned Deadly, If You Really Loved Me and A Family Cursed. He is also the author of Deep Descent and Dark Descent, historical-adventure nonfiction works about notorious shipwrecks. Kevin lives in Brewster, NY.

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Desire Turned Deadly: The True Story of a Beautiful Girl, Her Teenage Sweetheart, and the Love That Ended in Murder 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
LaurenElise More than 1 year ago
The Story, "Desire Turned Deadly" written by Kevin McMurray, is the tragic tail of a young girl and the brutal murder of her parents by her older boyfriend. the fourteen year old girl,Kara Borden, was a good Christian girl whose family had high morals. When the sexual relationship between her and her eighteen year old boyfriend David was brought to the attention, Kara's parents had to immediately put a stop to it. Leaving David with no choice but to shoot both of the them. Leaving the crime scene with two deaths on his conscience and Kara as an accomplice. This book makes you feel every emotion from Love to jealousy to deceit to hate. Yet in the end it teaches the lengths that someone will go for true love. I would absolutely recommend this book, it is a tantalizing read from start to finish. the book draws you in and slowly consumes every feeling you have. The writer truly puts you in the story and makes you feel as if you are in the area with the people. I loved the word choice and flow, there are very few dull moments. The only dislike or complaint I have is the very detailed description of people not extremely relevant to the story. Over all it is truly a desirable read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
No pictures boring book.Gave 1 star but not worth it
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