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Saturday, August 11, 2018

Review: All-American Murder by James Patterson; Alex Abramovich; and Mike Harvkey


Title: All-American Murder
Author: James Patterson; Alex Abramovich; and Mike Harvkey
Publisher: Little Brown and Company
Publication Date: January 22, 2018
Pages: 400 pages
Where to buy: Amazon, Barnes & Noble
Stars: 4 stars

Summary: Football coaches, players, and fans called Aaron Hernandez unstoppable. His four-year-old daughter called him Daddy. The law called him inmate #174594.

He was a college All-American who became the youngest player in the NFL and later a Super Bowl veteran. He was a star tight end on the league-dominant New England Patriots, who extended his contract for a record 40 million.
Aaron Hernandez's every move as a professional athlete played out in the headlines, yet he led a secret life-one that ended in a maximum security prison. What drove him to go so wrong, so fast?
Son of a University of Connecticut football hero known as "the King" and brother to a Huskies quarterback, Hernandez was the best athlete Connecticut's Bristol Central High had ever produced. He chose to play football at the University of Florida, but by the time he arrived in Gainesville, he was already courting trouble.
Between the summers of 2012 and 2013, not long after Hernandez made his first Pro Bowl, he was linked to a series of violent incidents culminating in the death of Odin Lloyd, a semi-pro football player who dated the sister of Hernandez's fiancée, Shayanna Jenkins.
All-American Murder is the first book to investigate-from the unique vantage point of the world's most popular thriller writer-Aaron Hernandez's first-degree murder conviction and the mystery of his own untimely and shocking death. Drawing on original and in-depth reporting, this is an explosive true story of a life cut short in the dark shadow of fame.


Review: This novel was definitely a different James Patterson book. I personally struggled to finish it. Even though I struggled, the suspense and the story was intriguing enough to keep my attention. I struggled, because of all the sport talk, and players. But I believe that a person who likes sports would very well enjoy this novel. The book is fast paced and well informative.
-Victoria

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