In the Middle of the Night: The Shocking True Story of a

In the Middle of the Night: The Shocking True Story of a Family Killed in Cold Blood ❆ [KINDLE] ✿ In the Middle of the Night: The Shocking True Story of a Family Killed in Cold Blood By Brian McDonald ➟ – Thomashillier.co.uk The affluent suburb of Cheshire, Connecticut, seemed like the perfect place for Dr William Petit and his wife, Jennifer Hawke Petit, to raise their two lovely daughters Until July , , when, according The affluent Middle of eBook ✓ suburb of Cheshire, Connecticut, seemed like the perfect place for Dr William Petit and his wife, Jennifer Hawke Petit, to raise their two lovely daughters Until July when, according to police, two ex cons invaded the Petit home hoping to embark on a routine robbery one that would ultimately prove deadly What unfolded atSorghum Mill Drive was a tragic and horrifying sequence of events that shocked a community and made headlines across the nation Before the morning was over, Mrs Hawke Petit and one of her daughters would be sexually assaulted, the entire house would go In the ePUB ½ up in flames, and only Dr Petit his head bloodied, his legs bound would manage to escape with his life With the help of neighbors and local police, the two suspects were soon found and captured Now, Joshua Komisarjevsky and Steven Hayes await trial for murder IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT.


10 thoughts on “In the Middle of the Night: The Shocking True Story of a Family Killed in Cold Blood

  1. BAM The Bibliomaniac BAM The Bibliomaniac says:

    Audiobook 471


  2. Lennie Lennie says:

    In 2007, two men with a criminal history broke into a home in the middle of the night and held a family hostage During their ordeal, one member of the family was beaten with a baseball bat while two other members were sexually assaulted Then their captors decided to set the house on fire while the family was still tied up Only one of them managed to get free and escape This crime was horrific and all theshocking because it happened in the well to do neighborhood of Cheshire, Connecticu In 2007, two men with a criminal history broke into a home in the middle of the night and held a family hostage During their ordeal, one member of the family was beaten with a baseball bat while two other members were sexually assaulted Then their captors decided to set the house on fire while the family was still tied up Only one of them managed to get free and escape This crime was horrific and all theshocking because it happened in the well to do neighborhood of Cheshire, Connecticut leaving that community feeling vulnerable.I followed this case in the news and like everyone I felt this crime was such a tragedy When I came across this book in the bookstore I was interested in reading it, somehow thinking that author would want to pay tribute to a family that suffered so much Unfortunately I was wrong Instead the author focuses on Joshua Komisarjevsky, one of the men who committed this crime A large portion of the book is about the life and crimes of this individual and the author displays a lot of sympathy for him At one point he even believes Komisarjevsky is a victim because he had a traumatic childhood and never received the proper help to deal with it In no way does he allude to the idea that Komisarjevsky needs to take accountability for his actions It is because of this that the author has lost my respect I give this book one star


  3. Mr. Steve Mr. Steve says:

    Living in Connecticut, I am aware of the controversy this book caused I borrowed it because I wanted to form my own opinion What I found was an interesting story, but the amount of time spent detailing the childhood of Joshua Komisarjevsky, the burglar rapist murderer scumbag who was interviewed for this book was boring and unnecessary to me I skimmed through it Who cares what made him do what he did, he did it anyway The author really doesn t make him a sympathetic character he does, howe Living in Connecticut, I am aware of the controversy this book caused I borrowed it because I wanted to form my own opinion What I found was an interesting story, but the amount of time spent detailing the childhood of Joshua Komisarjevsky, the burglar rapist murderer scumbag who was interviewed for this book was boring and unnecessary to me I skimmed through it Who cares what made him do what he did, he did it anyway The author really doesn t make him a sympathetic character he does, however, refer to him as Joshua throughout, rather than his last name, which I thought was odd.I m not exactly sure why this book was written so quickly Well, I assume it was for the money I mean, the story really isn t complete yet The scumbags haven t even been tried yet


  4. Karen Spear Karen Spear says:

    This book is a must read It was horrific what happened to this family They were an upper middle class family targeted during a simple trip to the grocery store The two murderers are pure evil absolutely pure evil What this family went through was unimaginable to me This book left me dazed after reading it What happened to this family CAN happen to any family This book is a must read but it is very detailed and this family suffered torture.


  5. Ellie Slager Ellie Slager says:

    Well, I think this book was very interesting But I wish that the book would talk aboutabout the murders and the family instead the suspects life I was interested in learning about the suspects life s but I just wished that there would of beeninformation about the family and the actual murder.


  6. Ronnie Cramer Ronnie Cramer says:

    Ostensibly about a horrific Connecticut home invasion, but with two fatal flaws it was written at the wrong time long before the case went to trial and the focus a sympathetic look at the perpetrators lives leading up to the event is wrong headed.


  7. Dena Atchley Dena Atchley says:

    Maybe a 1.5what happened to this family is tragic,horrible and sad But this book was BORING.


  8. Mike Mike says:

    Exploitative Perhaps There is horror and heartbreak and soul crushing grief behind this tale, as there is in other true crime reads In Cold Blood, The Executioner s Song, Helter Skelter The appearance of this book, before the trials of Komisarjevsky and Hayes have even begun, is troubling, and will certainly have an impact on the proceedings The brief account focuses primarily on the life of Joshua Komisarjevsky who generously provided the author with over 200 handwritten pages detailing Exploitative Perhaps There is horror and heartbreak and soul crushing grief behind this tale, as there is in other true crime reads In Cold Blood, The Executioner s Song, Helter Skelter The appearance of this book, before the trials of Komisarjevsky and Hayes have even begun, is troubling, and will certainly have an impact on the proceedings The brief account focuses primarily on the life of Joshua Komisarjevsky who generously provided the author with over 200 handwritten pages detailing the young criminal s life McDonald supplemented these letters with three jailhouse interviews with Komisarjevsky which ended after prison officials discovered McDonald s profession and other research most of which seems to be from secondary accounts The book is not particularly well written, and could have used another editorial once over, but McDonald certainly delivers a compelling tale With respect and sympathy for the enormous grief borne by Dr Petit, there is a story here worth telling, and worth hearing, and not just by those with a personal or professional interest in criminology or criminal justice McDonald takes his task seriously the reader is forced to consider how our society fails to detect or choses to ignore monsters in our midst, and how missed opportunities to intervene in the lives of troubled youth can lead to future tragedy But make no mistake no reader can finish this account feeling sorry for Komisarjevsky or his co defendant Steven Hayes McDonald also exposes institutional weaknesses in our criminal justice system that compounded earlier mistakes and missteps, but the responsibility for the horrific murders is laid entirely where it belongs upon Komisarjevsky and Hayes McDonald shared some details of the crime that to my knowledge had not yet been made public, but were certainly conjured in the imaginations of the millions of people who watched and read about this case worldwide To McDonald s credit, his readers will remain skeptical of Komisarjevsky s account, and certainly of his motives as well This case reverberated through our State like few if any others have, and directly shaped legislative action that followed, and played a significant part in our recent debate over the death penalty in CT I don t believe anyone can fully comprehend Dr Petit s or his family s suffering, but the story which continues to unfold, and of which this book is only a small part belongs to all of us


  9. Jeannie Jeannie says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here This is one of the most unusual true crime books I ve ever read and it really made an impression on me The author concentratedon the lives of the two men who committed this horrific crime than on the victims Now I don t care for that, I have never been one to wonder why someone commits a crime, I carefor the victim than the perpertrator and always will but reading about Joshua Komisarjevsky s life was fascinating for me He had his whole life handed to him on a silver platter, he w This is one of the most unusual true crime books I ve ever read and it really made an impression on me The author concentratedon the lives of the two men who committed this horrific crime than on the victims Now I don t care for that, I have never been one to wonder why someone commits a crime, I carefor the victim than the perpertrator and always will but reading about Joshua Komisarjevsky s life was fascinating for me He had his whole life handed to him on a silver platter, he was intelligent and well schooled and yet chose to throw it all away and for what To seem like a big bad man The parts of the book where he broke into homes at night and sat in living rooms or stood over sleeping people just to hear them breathing made chills run up and down my spine Our homes are our sanctuaries and knowing this had happened somewhere at some time has scared me to the point where at night I am now finding myself aware of every little sound in my house I thank God I have dogs Both these men were walking time bombs who obviously slipped through the cracks and I hope that crack swallows them whole I liked the way the author skipped back and forth between the crime and what led up to it It was fascinating and chilling reading It was written before trial and after I finished I googled to find out what sentences they received Joshua was sentenced to death on Jan 27,2012 as was Hayes in 2010 Once again it amazes me when the courts take so long to bring justice to the victims And of course with years of appeals looming in the future these two will sit on death row for many years to come Our court system needs re vamped, the victims should always come first but sadly that is not the way it is and I doubt it ever will be Many people have been sexually abused as children and don t commit crimes and I believe using that as an excuse is a big load of bullshit I cannot wait for the day I hear these two have paid for this horrific crime My heart breaks for Dr Petit and his family


  10. Yolanda Yolanda says:

    Dr.Petit s life as he knows and enjoys it will change forever as of 7 23 07 A couple of career criminals, Joshua 26y o started breaking into occupied homes about the age of 14 and Steven Hayes in his forty s take the Petit family hostage Surprisingly b c of the age difference Joshua is the mastermind and Hayes appears to be the follower The story s account is from Joshua s interviews, writings and such No other first hand people chose to add to this particular story It does contain much o Dr.Petit s life as he knows and enjoys it will change forever as of 7 23 07 A couple of career criminals, Joshua 26y o started breaking into occupied homes about the age of 14 and Steven Hayes in his forty s take the Petit family hostage Surprisingly b c of the age difference Joshua is the mastermind and Hayes appears to be the follower The story s account is from Joshua s interviews, writings and such No other first hand people chose to add to this particular story It does contain much of Joshua s history and thoughts which is interesting to have that background that led to this disturbing crime This book leaves me shaking my head as I double check the doors, windows, and trees outside my house Not your usual true crime tale, with the emphasis on Joshua, it s nice to put it between to lighter type books


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