My Stolen Son: The Nick Markowitz Story

My Stolen Son: The Nick Markowitz Story

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by Susan Markowitz, Jenna Glatzer
     
 

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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…  See more details below

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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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Publishers Weekly
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.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781101443019
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
09/07/2010
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
109,729
File size:
383 KB
Age Range:
18 Years

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