Bloody Relations

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Penguin Group Australia, Mar 3, 2008 - True Crime - 300 pages
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It can take years for love to turn to murderous hate - or it can happen overnight.

What drives a man or woman to commit the ultimate betrayal - to take the life of a parent, a child, a sibling, a lover?

Bloody Relations is an unflinching exploration of fourteen well known and not so well known murder-in-the-family cases. Taking readers inside the life and mind of both killer and victim, John Kerr unfolds the gripping stories behind some of Australia's most sensational and shocking crimes. Why did Rory Thompson kill and dismember his wife? Why did Kathleen Folbigg kill her four young children? How can an ordinary son from an ordinary family, like Sef Gonzales or Matthew Wales, suddenly explode with murderous rage and destroy the people closest to him?

These are devastating stories of secrets, revenge, rage and heartbreak. They make for compelling reading.

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There are quite a lot of collections of true crime stories floating around, and more than one that uses the theme of murder in the family as it's connecting fibre. BLOODY RELATIONS, however, touches ... Read full review

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About the author (2008)

John Kerr has worked as a police roundsman and court reporter for a daily newspaper. His company has published many true crime books, including Untold Violence, Walsh Street, Neddy: The Life and Crimes of Arthur 'Neddy' Smith,The Phillip Island Murder, Hellbent: Ces Waters and Meand Roger Rogerson's The Dark Side. He is the author of Wanted: John & Lucy, about a helicopter hijack and prison break, Bloody Relations: True Stories of Murder in the Family(Penguin, 2007) and The Hit Men(Michael Joseph, 2009).

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