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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
     

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

3.7 11
by Clark Howard (2)
 

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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

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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 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.

Editorial Reviews

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 . )
From the Publisher
"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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780517584941
Publisher:
Crown Publishing Group
Publication date:
03/23/1993
Edition description:
1st ed
Pages:
432

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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 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
mustang-girl More than 1 year ago
Clark Howard is good at what he does. I couldn't put this book down.People do crazy things for love.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
D_Shoppen More than 1 year ago
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.
zippyreader More than 1 year ago
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
Guest More than 1 year ago
The book is great. Her life was just unbelievable. I actually started for feel sorry for her.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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!
Guest More than 1 year ago
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!
Guest More than 1 year ago
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!