Sleep My Darlings - Diane Fanning

Sleep My Darlings

By Diane Fanning

  • Release Date: 2013-04-30
  • Genre: True Crime
  • Book: Sleep My Darlings
Sleep My Darlings book review score

4 Score: 4 (From 14 Ratings)

Sleep My Darlings Book Review Score: ★★★★★ 5/5 stars

Sleep My Darlings is a great book. Our editors rated it with a top 5 stars.

Diane Fanning

On January 28, 2011, the Tampa Police Department received a phone call from a woman who was worried about her daughter, Julie Schenecker. A devoted Army wife and mother of two, Julie had sent her mother an email that could be described as "suicidal." When authorities arrived at the Schenecker home, they encountered a horrific scene…

Sixteen-year-old Calyx and thirteen-year-old Beau Schenecker were found dead—both of them shot, then covered with blankets. Upon questioning, Julie admitted that she was "tired of the kids talking back" and just "wanted it to be over." Had her manic depression driven her to the point of insanity? Or was hers a case of cold, calculated violence and manipulation? This is the shocking true story of motherhood, mental illness, and two charges of murder in the first degree.

User reviews about the book

  • Sleep my Darlings.

    By Boysmumas
    boysmumas This book could have been written in two chapters. I'm disappointed in this author and her need to flesh out this book with the histories of war, people, towns, and of all things war related. I had read about this horrible tragedy and thought this novel would give some insight, but after the extensive history lessons, I was bored. Next time give us the facts of the story and leave out the extraneous histories.
  • Not informative

    By Miffytoby
    This book was written far too soon! Should have waited till after her trial, so there's more info from her computers! I didn't like the fact that the father had no harsh words for this monster!! Hope she frys!!

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