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ARE YOU THERE ALONE?: The Unspeakable Crimes of Andrea Yates

Editorial Review - Kirkus - Jane Doe

A blow-by-blow—and many times the blows feel physical—account of Andrea Yates's murder of her five children and the trial that followed.O'Malley, who reported on the case for several magazines and for NBC's Dateline, starts with the murders and includes a long interview between Yates and a homicide detective that describes the crime in detail. It is stunning and very difficult to get beyond, as ... Read full review

Review: Are You There Alone? The Unspeakable Crime of Andrea Yates

Editorial Review - Bookreporter.com - Carol Fitzgerald

If you've seen Mystic River, you know there's one moment that will never leave you. A young woman has been murdered. Sean Penn knows it's his daughter. But no one will tell him. And so he tries to bull his way to the body through a sea of uniformed cops who have no intention of letting him get through. The camera goes close on Penn: howling, struggling, quite literally flailing. And you think ... Read full review

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Review: Are You There Alone?: The Unspeakable Crime of Andrea Yates

User Review  - Pamela Van Arsdale - Goodreads

A very compelling look at postpartum psychosis and the media Read full review

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User Review  - Panda - Goodreads

This woman had postpartum psychosis and a history of mental illness. Read full review

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User Review  - Amanda - Goodreads

This book made me so angry. I couldn't believe someone could do this and believe they were actually doing it because it was gods will. I had to write a paper on it for my psychology class and it was ... Read full review

Review: Are You There Alone?: The Unspeakable Crime of Andrea Yates

User Review  - Jaimie Donovan - Goodreads

Decent book, very interesting in the beginning of the book and then got a little dull towards the middle and end. The best part about this book was learning about mental health issues, signs to look ... Read full review

Review: Are You There Alone?: The Unspeakable Crime of Andrea Yates

User Review  - Dianna - Goodreads

Mental illness is cruel. Not getting proper care is even worse. A very sad tale indeed. Read full review

Review: Are You There Alone?: The Unspeakable Crime of Andrea Yates

User Review  - Megan Rostien - Goodreads

Having experienced second hand bipolar/psychosis/schizophrenia (or a mixture of the three) this book was very frustrating to read. It was obvious Andrea did NOT receive the proper treatment for her ... Read full review

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User Review  - Carol - Goodreads

This book had me waffling many times between anger at Andrea Yates, for her brutal drowning of her five children, and anger at her husband, Rusty, for doing nothing, or almost nothing, so it seemed ... Read full review

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