March 13, 2018

All-American Murder

"Why would he jeopardize his life to go kill somebody a mile from his house?" ~ pg. 274

Ripped from the headlines indeed! Aaron Hernandez was an all-American college athlete. He played all the sports, became the youngest player in the NFL and later played the Super Bowl. The New England Patriots extended his contract to a whopping $40 million. What fans and the NFL did not know was that Aaron Hernandez was living a secret a murderer. He was linked to a series of violent incidents and a double homicide that ultimately landed him in prison.

"Hernandez was especially fond of Patterson's Alex Cross novels." ~ pg. 271

All-American Murder is the first of James Patterson's true crime investigative books. I like that he is branching out to write about real-life thrillers with the same classic short chapter style and feel of fiction. In fact, true mysteries make the best stories! Although I did not find Aaron Hernandez's rise and fall to be a page-turner, it was still very informative and worth the read. How can you resist the true tale of a superstar whose life ended on murderer's row?

Title: All-American Murder: The Rise and Fall of Aaron Hernandez
Author: James Patterson & Alex Abramovich
Published: January 2018
Pages: 382
Edition: Hardcover
Challenge: Popsugar—True Crime
Rating: 🖤 🖤 🖤

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