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Parents Who Kill - Shocking True Stories of The World's Most Evil Parents
 
 

Parents Who Kill - Shocking True Stories of The World's Most Evil Parents [Kindle Edition]

Carol Anne Davis
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)

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"Carol Anne Davis writes with dangerous authority about the deadly everyday. . . . You've got to read her." --Ian Rankin, bestselling author

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The bond between parent and child is the strongest natural connection imaginable. But in rare and shocking cases, that bond can be brutally broken. The Philpott family, ‘baby P’ and jasmine Beckford are just three cases that have made a nation’s blood run cold. But what could possibly drive a parent to commit the cruellest crime of all – the killing of their own child.

In Parents Who Kill, renowned crime expert Carol Anne Davis explores the motives behind an act which flies in the face of all reason and instinct. This timely study examines some of the most harrowing cases documented in recent legal history, ranging from tragic negligence to more culturally specific instances of religious honour killings for ‘sexual deviancy’.

Update to include analysis of the most recent case of Mick and Mairead Philpott, who killed six of their children after setting fire to their own home, Davis casts a forensically objective eye over powerful themes encompassing jealousy, insanity, greed and everything in between. But this is more than just a study in the macabre. David shows great compassion and insight to reveal the psychology behind disability, mercy killings and post-natal depression, whilst in a final conclusion she proposes solutions to these issues and potentially life-saving avenues of help.

Parents Who Kill is the compendium for anyone seeking to answer the hardest queston: ‘What could possibly turn a parent into a killer?

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’Carol Anne Davis writes with dangerous authority about the deadly everyday…You’ve got to read her.’ – IAN RANKIN


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 570 KB
  • Print Length: 288 pages
  • Publisher: John Blake (5 Aug 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00EBO1Y24
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #15,813 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Informative and well researched 29 Aug 2013
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I found this book to be very informative and absorbing once you get into it; Carol has done her research well. A good read and highly recommended.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Parents who kill 13 Oct 2013
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Excellent reading but very sad to see what suffering so young and vulnerable children have gone through and so undeserved.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Shocking, factual, informative 9 Oct 2013
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The subject matter and details of the numerous crimes are both shocking and disturbing. This book compiles cumulative summaries of various cases which when read in total the severity of infanticide becomes chillingly apparent. The concluding chapters are real food for thought, as more must be done to stop the ever increasing occurrence of such sad and abhorrent crimes.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great read. 5 July 2014
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Theres some truly evil parents out there and this book made me hug my children a bit more. A lot of these children were let down again and again by Social services.Same old story they will learn lessons.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fascinating.... 24 Mar 2014
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This is the first book of this genre I have read, and I was fascinated by it. It is obvious the subject matter is going to be harrowing and, as a mother, I found it incomprehensible how parents can be so callous. However, the author did a very good job of explaining the psyche behind these people in a no-nonsense fashion but also in a way that a layman could understand. I have an interest in psychology and I found the book an excellent insight. I have bought two more of her books and would recommend this one to anyone with an interest in this type of reading. Well done Carol!
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5.0 out of 5 stars PARENTS WHO KILL 6 Mar 2014
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This is a great factual read it was indepth and thier were various reasons for why parents kill thier children it is quite sad at times.
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5.0 out of 5 stars An Unusual Subject 5 Feb 2014
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I really enjoyed this book though whether enjoyed is the right, I'm not sure. It was full of facts and made surprising reading as there were so many cases in it.
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4.0 out of 5 stars It is shocking 5 Feb 2014
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It was intersting to read the repeat patterns of behaviour in each section of the book. It was also distressing to see how lenient the Courts when sentancing parents' horrific crimes committed against their children.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
1.0 out of 5 stars rubbish
I don't know why I have to rate things if you stuff good don't ask for the truth rubbish crap
Published 22 days ago by david barnes
2.0 out of 5 stars Dont read if you are slightly bored
This book, has too many chapters, devoting not enough time to each subject, would have been better if fewer subject matters but in more detail.
Published 26 days ago by gill gibb
5.0 out of 5 stars Shocking
great book, well written

very sad tale and a shocking, horrible account of the parents behaviour towards and within the home.
Published 1 month ago by jan liverpool
4.0 out of 5 stars Parents who kill
it is a good read with a good amount of facts and knowledge. a good amount of research has been put into this book however in some places It did waffle on slightly hence the four... Read more
Published 1 month ago by zara sear
5.0 out of 5 stars totally amazing
This book was very intense, fascinating and really sad, it lifts the lid on what goes on behind closed doors regarding vulnerable children, recommended to all especially those in... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Chris
3.0 out of 5 stars Good
Very factual and interesting to read the authors view, with some statistical evidence, on what causes some people to kill their own offspring.
Published 3 months ago by Kerrie Young
5.0 out of 5 stars Gripping and disturbing
brilliant book to read but you need to have a strong stomach for some parts. very well researched by author. well thought out.
Published 3 months ago by cheesekake
3.0 out of 5 stars Very shocking.
worth a read
amazing just how many Simon's there are in the world
and it all in the UK
no mAjor new info therein
Published 4 months ago by Dave Williams (MA US)
3.0 out of 5 stars Most Evil
I read quite a few true crime and found this book very upsetting in the sense that so much horror was perpetuated by parents against their own children. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Terri Lydon
2.0 out of 5 stars HeAvy going
This book was heVy going and more for the professional world of crimologists than a interested pubic reader Think carefully whether this book is for you
Published 5 months ago by Lynn Waite
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