Love's Blood: The Shocking True Story of a Teenager Who Would Do Anything for the Older Man She Loved- Even Kill Her Whole Family

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When businessman Frank Columbo, his wife Mary and their 13-year-old son, Michael, were savagely murdered on their suburban Chicago home, one thought raced through everyone's mind...who would tell Patty? But Patty already knew.

Led into an adult world of drugs and kinky sex parties by Frank DeLuca, a married man twice her age, the fifteen-year-old had become his sexual slave—desperately, blindly devoted to him. when her parents divorced their daughter's shocking secret life, her ...

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Overview

When businessman Frank Columbo, his wife Mary and their 13-year-old son, Michael, were savagely murdered on their suburban Chicago home, one thought raced through everyone's mind...who would tell Patty? But Patty already knew.

Led into an adult world of drugs and kinky sex parties by Frank DeLuca, a married man twice her age, the fifteen-year-old had become his sexual slave—desperately, blindly devoted to him. when her parents divorced their daughter's shocking secret life, her enraged father threatened to kill them both. But the lovers struck first, leaving a scene of appalling family carnage.

rowing into womanhood in a maximum security prison, Patricia Ann Columbo has finally revealed to author Clark Howard what really happened that dark and fateful night. From their intimate conversations come a chilling, first-hand view of cold-blooded murder—and a twisted love gone horribly wrong.

Edgar-winning author Howard details one of the strangest, most brutal crimes committed in our time: the killing of businessman Frank Columbo, his wife and son-by their daughter Patty. Howard traces Patty's life through the streets of suburban Chicago and offers an explanation of why she became a part of such a bizarre and terrible crime.

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Editorial Reviews

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"An unsettling trip into a world of kinky sex, devotion and love goen wrong...stays with you long after the final page."—Ridley Pearson, bestselling author of Parallel Lines and Middle of Nowhere
Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Veteran true-crime writer Howard examines the case of Patti Columbo, convicted at the age of 19 for plannning the murder of her parents and brother. Photos. (Aug . )
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780312953010
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • Publication date: 8/28/1994
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Edition description: REPRINT
  • Pages: 528
  • Sales rank: 365,925
  • Product dimensions: 4.18 (w) x 6.70 (h) x 1.20 (d)

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  • Posted March 30, 2012

    True Crime Lovers will like this book

    Clark Howard is good at what he does. I couldn't put this book down.People do crazy things for love.

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  • Posted August 22, 2009

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    Garbage

    This is one of those true crime books you wish you never read. It made me feel sick and dirty for reading it.The author's detailed descriptions of child molestation are sickening and exploitive. He insinuates himself in the story by a long stretch. Two stars for research because he interviewed the perp, but none of her family contributed, which they are to be commended for.

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  • Posted June 8, 2009

    poorly written

    the worst crime novel I have ever tried to read. It skips around, (for what purpose?) the grammar is poor, very confusing, I did not even finish it

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 6, 2007

    You can't put it down!

    The book is great. Her life was just unbelievable. I actually started for feel sorry for her.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 27, 2005

    Clark Howard takes a place right next to Ann Rule

    This is a page turner if ever there was one. I am a huge fan of Ann Rule but will now also be looking for more books written by Clark Howard. It was an excellent book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 12, 2005

    Captivating . . .

    Not only is this story compelling, but the book is extremely well written. I had a hard time putting this book down, as I needed closure. The book brings you deep inside the sad life of Patricia C, and the unfortunate series of events when she cohorted with a cunning and devilish older man.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 24, 2003

    Scary as to what love can make you do

    An excellent book that's hard to put down! A little girl wants to grow up too fast and look what happens, her life is ruined forever. I was a teenager who wanted to grow up fast and did things beyond my years and now I thank God I didn't end up like that. The author did a great job telling this story and keeping me (the reader) interested...Thank You!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 29, 2002

    I couldn't put it down!

    This is an Excellent Book! I think that this was an excellent view into a young girls life. This story is prime example of how people can be manipulated into something they will have to pay for forever!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 8, 2002

    Fabulous Reading

    This book was great!.. I can't believe that this actually happened.. I recommend this highly. You definately can't wait to get to the next page!

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