Review of PARENTS WHO KILLED THEIR CHILDREN: Filicide by RJ Parker
“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.”
-Scott Bonn, PhD, criminologist, professor and author of the forthcoming “Why We Love Serial Killers” October 2014 from Skyhorse Press.