Breaking Point

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Macmillan, Feb 18, 2002 - True Crime - 320 pages
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One day, Andrea Yates was a loving mother. The next, the nation was shocked by the death of her five innocent children...

The 911 call that shocked the country. "I just killed my children." Why were they killed?

On June 20, 2001, in a middle-class Houston suburb, Andrea Yates and her husband Russell, a NASA engineer, prepared for the routine week-day ahead. But before the morning was over, tragedy would strike the quiet family and turn the day into a nightmare. Shortly before 10 a.m., Andrea calmly summoned the police with a grim confession...

One by one, Andrea Yates' children, ages 6 months to 7 years, had been drowned in their bathtub. No one who knew Andrea could picture the devoted mother capable of such an unbelievable crime or imagine the terror in the eyes of her trusting children. As their father struggled between overwhelming grief and loyalty to his imprisoned wife, an outraged nation struggled with an unfathomable question...

Breaking Point provides a harrowing portrait of the suffocating darkness at the heart of one all-American family, and exposes the private demons that pushed a mother over the edge.

With 8 pages of photographs.
  

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User Review  - Marlene-NL - LibraryThing

on Tuesday, November 23, 2004 I wrote: I have read more then half but I have to say I am very disappointed.I do not like the way it was written.You do not get any reliable information. It is mostly ... Read full review

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User Review  - LaDene Mayville - Goodreads

A well-written book about a very tragic murder of innocent children. It's hard to give this story any higher ratings due to the true events that happened; but yet it helps to try to understand why a mother would methodically murder all of her children. Very sad story. Read full review

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About the author (2002)

New York Times bestselling author Suzy Spencer wrote the controversial true crime book Wasted, a 1999 Violet Crown Book Award finalist, as well as Wages of Sin. Spencer is the recipient of two Chilton Editorial Awards and a three-time semi-finalist in the Pirate's Alley Faulkner Awards. She holds a Masters of Professional Writing and a Masters of Business Administration, both from the University of Southern California. She lives in Texas.

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