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Posted November 13, 2003
Surviving Murder is a chilling tale about a family who is profoundly changed in the aftermath of a double homicide. Principe's skillful writing style captures each detail describing the gruesome scene of the crime to the grueling trial years later. Emotional and intense, the memoir pays tribute to family loyalty and survival.
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Posted August 17, 2012
Very moving epilogue of a family suffering through the murder of two of its members by another member. Well written. I enjoyed this book a great deal, one of the better true crime reads and I have read most of them. I would highly reccommend this book to anyone, true crime fan or not.
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Posted August 1, 2014
SURVIVING MURDER is an authentic account of the utmost inconceivable. If I could think of more compelling words, I would use them. Ms. Principe’s proficient and open narrative of the events leading up to, during and after the horrific incident that occurred on June 26th 1990 is nothing less than poignant--in all aspects of the word: moving, distressing, affecting, heartrending..and stirring...etc. Not to leave out a most important reality—it personally happened to her and her family. To quote the opening line of chapter 3: “The thing about murder is that it happens to strangers, not to people you know and love.” Although, I left for college and afterward decided to settle with my family a couple of hours north of the city, I was personally born and raised on “the Island” and still consider myself, in some aspects, a Staten Islander. With this, I am able to look at the storyline as both an insider and an outsider and, with both perspectives, fully recommend it as a read that will have a definite affect on you as a human being.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted June 6, 2012
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