Small Sacrifices: A True Story of Passion and Murder

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Signet, 1988 - True Crime - 494 pages
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In the bestselling tradition of In Cold Blood, The Stranger Beside Me, and Fatal Vision, comes Small Sacrifices, the harrowing, headline-breaking story of Diane Downs, a woman so desperate for love and attention that she would attempt to murder her three children to please a man who wanted none. "A work of resonance and revelation with breath-stopping tension to the end".--Kirkus Reviews.

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A well researched sad book. - Goodreads
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Ann Rule - the best true crime writer around! - Goodreads
Disturbing but a real page turner. - Goodreads
Ann Rule is a magnificent writer and storyteller. - Goodreads
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ann rule wrote this book so well, i lived there in springfield oregon at the time of this killing and this was so true , thanks ann rule it was such a good book as well

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Since becoming a fan of True Crime, I've been meaning to read Ann Rule, but it took her death to finally get her to the top of my to-read list. She is a prolific writer but I read somewhere that this ... Read full review

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Ann Rule has drawn on her experience as a former policewoman to become one of America's top true-crime writers. The author of over 1,000 articles and numerous books, she has lectured widely to law-enforcement schools and agencies. She has also serves as a consultant to the FBI's Violent Criminal Apprehension Program (VI-CAP), which is used to track and apprehend violent criminals. Her bestselling books, Lust Killer, The Want-Ad Killer, The I-5 Killer, and Small Sacrifices, are available in Signet editions.

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