I'd Kill For You

I d Kill For You After her mother s untimely death Clara Schwartz became distant withdrawn Her father a renowned DNA researcher lived in a farmhouse outside Leesburg Virginia where in December he was fatal

  • Title: I'd Kill For You
  • Author: M. William Phelps
  • ISBN: 9780786034970
  • Page: 238
  • Format: Paperback
  • After her mother s untimely death, Clara Schwartz became distant, withdrawn Her father, a renowned DNA researcher, lived in a farmhouse outside Leesburg, Virginia, where in December 2001, he was fatally stabbed by what seemed to be a ninja style sword Police arrested Kyle Hulbert, a troubled teen and aspiring vampire Kyle was Clara s friend, one of a circle obsessed wiAfter her mother s untimely death, Clara Schwartz became distant, withdrawn Her father, a renowned DNA researcher, lived in a farmhouse outside Leesburg, Virginia, where in December 2001, he was fatally stabbed by what seemed to be a ninja style sword Police arrested Kyle Hulbert, a troubled teen and aspiring vampire Kyle was Clara s friend, one of a circle obsessed with role playing games Drawing on exclusive interviews with the killer, bestselling author M William Phelps reveals a frightening subculture, the tragic collision of two young people s dark worlds, and its deadly consequences Includes 16 Pages Of Dramatic Photos

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    1. How do you review a book written about your own cousin-in-law? Yes, Clara Jane is my cousin by marriage. My aunt and uncle are the only ones that ever believed Clara's side of the story. After reading the book, despite the author's obvious bias, I have to conclude, based on the evidence as presented, that yes Clara is guilty. I think it likely that Clara has been manipulating my aunt and uncle all this time, just as she manipulated all of her friends. My aunt goes and sees Clara in prison every [...]

    2. I have always looked forward to a new book from M.William Phelps, but this one was a major disappointment. Too much focus on dialogue between the two main characters (where the manipulation was going on)50 pages or more could have easily been cut out. More than the usual editorial comments. The second half was better than the first. I really like this author, but not this book.

    3. I picked this book up at a grocery store and am surprisingly super excited to read this. I'm going to force myself to finish The Last Werewolf first, since that is for a school project*sigh*

    4. Another Brilliant ReadAs with all the other books I’ve read of Mr Phelps this is an engrossing read into the mindsets of those accused & ultimately found guilty of murder. But this book also delves a little into the thought processes of those we would consider to be mentally ill, how that illness can be, for lack of a better word ‘hijacked’ by others for their own ulterior motives. How culpable can someone be if they are not of a sound mind, if those around them know what strings to pu [...]

    5. One of those crazy murders that make you think WTF. The book while good is ted bit heavy in narrating the bizarre world of some of the characters. I really liked the analysis of the author on what remedial actions may be taken to stop such horrific incidences. Ok book

    6. I have scathingly scolded authors at times for writing a crime book and then heaping to much pity on the perpetrator. Frankly I have less sympathy for a killer than I do for the individuals that were left in their wake, the families of their victims. I don't care how poor your are, or how bad your childhood, you have choices. You have the ability to decide to make a change. This book though, is different.M. William Phelps is one of the true crime greats because he never looses sight of the victi [...]

    7. I received an ARC of this book in a Giveaway. I loved this book, it was a frightening, extremely well-written book that I can only describe as sort of a gothic Helter Skelter - back in the late Sixties there was a group of the hippie subculture that snapped and took things to a dangerous level - well, in 'I'd Kill For You', it's a whole new, much more disturbing subculture, one of gothic roleplayers who want to be vampires and demons. After Clara meets one such vampire wannabe, Kyle, her father [...]

    8. First off, I don't normally read non-fiction, but this one sounded so interesting I knew I had to attempt it. I was not disappointed. The author wrote it in a way where it read like easy fiction. It was fascinating realizing the macabre things that people are capable of, and the way the twisted mind could work. Definitely an enjoyable read!

    9. This true crime chronicle delves deeply into the fantasy world of the teenage culprits, and that just didn't interest me. The best part of the book was the Closing Remarks section, where author Phelps admitted he grew tired of their whining and self-pity.

    10. I found it hard to follow what with all the role playing stuff. I did not like the book relying heavily on information from the murderer, without ever resolving if he was faking his mental illness all these years.

    11. Another great true crime book, it's sad to see a young girl take advantage of a young guy that cleRly has problems separating fantasy from reality. Prime example of someone being a puppet and someone else pulling the strings

    12. I live in the DC area so I remember the events that this book covers. I haven't read this author before but the account came across as very biased and I didn't really enjoy the book all that much.

    13. This was a really good book. It started off slow but justice was served. Phelps is one of a kind and his writing style is amazing

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