My Stolen Son: The Nick Markowitz Story

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The true story of the shocking crime behind the hit movie Alpha Dog

One week after fifteen-year-old Nick Markowitz vanished, his mother received the news: Nick's body had been found in a shallow grave. Now she tells her own gripping story-the unbelievable motive for the murder, the shocking identity of the accused, and her own nine-year battle to bring her son's killers to justice.

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Overview

The true story of the shocking crime behind the hit movie Alpha Dog

One week after fifteen-year-old Nick Markowitz vanished, his mother received the news: Nick's body had been found in a shallow grave. Now she tells her own gripping story-the unbelievable motive for the murder, the shocking identity of the accused, and her own nine-year battle to bring her son's killers to justice.

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This poignant memoir tells the painful story of a brutal slaying that captured national attention when it became the basis of the 2007 drama Alpha Dog. In the summer of 2000, Susan Markowitz's 15-year-old son, Nicholas, was kidnapped and murdered by a local drug dealer in revenge for his brother's debts. Nicholas's death, the ensuing trials of his killers, and the international manhunt for a fourth suspect nearly tore his family apart and sent his mother on a decade-long quest for justice and sanity. Markowitz writes with candor about her grief-induced alcoholism and suicide attempts as well as the troubles that shook her family's foundation long before Nicholas's death. Her unflinching honesty makes this a deeply powerful story that will move fans of the film and anyone grieving a loved one's death by homicide or suicide. (Sept.)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780425236345
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/7/2010
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 595,178
  • Product dimensions: 4.10 (w) x 6.70 (h) x 0.90 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 4, 2013

    very tragic story, but well written by Nick's mother, the emotio

    very tragic story, but well written by Nick's mother, the emotions she went through were devastating and i felt I was going through them with her. I lost a son at 29 and I felt some of the same emotions. But I hope she has put some of this behind her and is able to remember him in life, not how he died. It is very hard, I know but necessary. Thanks for a well written story.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 22, 2013

    Still one of the best I've ever read!

    Wonderful true story, a mother's gut wrenching heartbreak and justice! I really felt her pain. Difficult, but fantastic!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 23, 2012

    Touching

    Really touching and sad. ;(

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  • Posted June 25, 2011

    Impressive writing..recommend

    Sad by true account of a young boy who lost his life for his brothers
    mistakes..written by his mother in coloboration with Jenna Glatza.
    True and painful accounts of the murder and trial, plus the mom and how she dealt with the murder.
    Some are gone before the get the chance to live..this was the case of Mark Markowitz...

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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