In A Child's Name

by Peter Maas | Mystery & Thrillers | This book has not been rated.
ISBN: 0671746197 Global Overview for this book
Registered by lauraloo29 of Edmonton, Alberta Canada on 6/11/2006
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Journal Entry 1 by lauraloo29 from Edmonton, Alberta Canada on Sunday, June 11, 2006
In 1984 Ken Taylor, a dentist in Marion, Ind., cracked open the skull of his third wife, Teresa, with a dumbbell. Driving her body halfway across the country, he dumped it along a Pennsylvania road, then went to visit an ex-wife in Pittsburgh. Apprehended, Taylor, a calm, eerily confident wife-beater, philanderer and heavy user of marijuana and amphetamines, pleaded self-defense. He put forth a bizarre story that Teresa had been a drug addict and that he had caught her performing oral sex on their five-month-old son, Philip. In a taut, chilling voyage into the mind of a sociopath, Maas highlights the regional, religious and ethnic passions unleashed by a case that extended from the Midwestern Bible Belt to New Jersey, from Mexico to Staten Island, N.Y. As dramatic as the trial itself was the custody battle over Philip; his paternal grandparents temporarily adopted him after snatching him away from Teresa's sister, who had won custody. The grandparents' scheme, according to Maas, was directed by the convicted murderer from his cell.

Journal Entry 2 by lauraloo29 from Edmonton, Alberta Canada on Tuesday, September 12, 2006
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Journal Entry 3 by mom2jwn from East Freedom, Pennsylvania USA on Friday, September 29, 2006
Received this today from lauraloo29 as part of "Int. Browse my bookshelf relay" relay.
Thanks so much!!!

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BACK COVER: In 1984, the hideously beaten body of Teresa Benigno Taylor, a young wife and mother, was found in a remote ditch in eastern Pennsylvania. Almost immediately suspicion focused on her husband, Dr Kenneth Taylor, an engaging, successful dentist Slowly, local investigators uncovered the dark truth of Taylor's past - a secret history of deception and violence...

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