Tuesday, 1 April 2014

An emotional book to research and write. Ten horrific stories of Parents who killed their children

Save 30% Pre-order today $3.79 and don't pay until April 30 when it's released. Parents Who Killed Their Children: Filicide. Women getting away with mass murder due to postpartum depression in many cases. Price goes up to $5.79 on April 2. Also, you can order the paperback at just over $10.29, regular $13.99. These cases are not about parents killing their babies, which is classified as infanticide. These poor children were all over the ages of one.

Purchase the eBook or trade paperback at Amazon or Kobobooks. Soon on Barnes and Noble and audiobook.

Warning: Content contains sensitive material that may not be suitable for all readers.

Filicide is the intended act of a parent killing his or her own child. The act is also regarded as an offence since it amounts to murder. To most of society, filicide appears very unnatural and inhumane, yet a small percentage of parents exist who do kill their offspring. Many researchers and scholars have associated these tragedies as being caused by domestic violence.

The stories that follow go against everything we have been taught and have learned. We perceive mothers to be the epitome of care and support, yet mankind teaches us cruel lessons.

Inside the book:

  • Filicide
  • The Causes of Filicide
  • Andrea Yates
  • Darlie Routier
  • Susan Eubanks
  • Lianne Smith
  • Alan Bristol
  • Jeffrey MacDonald
  • Deanna Laney
  • Susan Smith
  • Tonya Thomas
  • Diane Downs
  • Epilogue 

"Is there anything more reprehensible than filicide--that is, the intended act of a parent killing his or her own child? In "Parents Who Killed Their Children," the award-winning true crime author RJ Parker shines a powerful light on this dark and sordid phenomenon. First, Parker offers a number of possible psychological and environmental causes (or at least correlates) of filicide. Then he presents ten shocking, real life case histories of parents who murdered their children. The result is a book that is bound to make you rethink the absolute sanctity of motherhood and reflect on why some mothers do indeed "eat their young." This is a powerful read and another hard-hitting, compelling entry by RJ Parker."

Dr. Scott Bonn, PhD, Criminologist, Professor and Author of the forthcoming "Why We Love Serial Killers" October 2014 from Skyhorse Press.

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