Small Sacrifices : A True Story of Passion and Murder, Paperback

Small Sacrifices : A True Story of Passion and Murder Paperback

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Somebody just shot my kids!' Diane Downs brought her car to a halt in front of a Springfield, Oregon, hospital, her three gravely wounded children beside her. Thus begins the shocking tale of a truly unthinkable crime that shattered the tranquility of a tight-knit community. As police searched for the 'shaggy-haried stranger' Diane accused of shooting 8-year-old Christie, 7-year-old Cheryl, and 3-year-old Danny in cold blood, a suspicion grew that was even more horrifying than the crime itself: Did Diane shoot her own children? A dedicated district attorney, haunted by this question, searched for the destructive forces that seemed to possess this beautiful young mother and uncovered a chronology of incest, psychological wounding, desperate affairs and surrogate motherhood.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 624 pages, 8 illustrations
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: True crime
  • ISBN: 9780751535563



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Ann does a great job at letting you glimps into the mind of the killer