What happens if, after being given up for adoption in childhood, you reestablish contact with your biological family -- only to discover that your newfound brother is a killer? Anne Bird, the sister of Scott Peterson, knows firsthand. Soon after her birth in 1965, Anne was given up for adoption by her mother, Jackie Latham. Welcomed into the well ...
What happens if, after being given up for adoption in childhood, you reestablish contact with your biological family -- only to discover that your newfound brother is a killer? Anne Bird, the sister of Scott Peterson, knows firsthand. Soon after her birth in 1965, Anne was given up for adoption by her mother, Jackie Latham. Welcomed into the well-adjusted Grady family, she lived a happy life. Then, in the late 1990s, she came back into contact with her mother, now Jackie Peterson, and her family -- including Jackie's son Scott Peterson and his wife, Laci. Anne was welcomed into the family, and over the next several years she grew close to Scott and especially Laci. Together they shared holidays, family reunions, and even a trip to Disneyland. Anne and Laci became pregnant at roughly the same time, and the two became confidantes. Then, on Christmas Eve 2002, Laci Peterson went missing -- and the happy facade of the Peterson family slowly began to crumble. Anne rushed to the family's aid, helping in the search for Laci, even allowing Scott to stay in her home while police tried to find his wife. Yet Scott's behavior grew increasingly bizarre during the search, and Anne grew suspicious that her brother knew more than he was telling. Finally she began keeping a list of his disturbing behavior. And by the time Laci's body -- and that of her unborn son, Conner -- were found, Anne was becoming convinced: Her brother Scott Peterson had murdered his wife and unborn child in cold blood. Filled with news-making revelations and intimate glimpses of Scott and Laci, the Peterson family, and the investigation that followed the murder, Blood Brother is a provocative account of how long-dormant family ties dragged one woman into one of the most notorious crimes of our time.
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Anne Bird knows how to "put you right there" in her entire life and the lives she was welcomed into. She does not make it confusing. It's informative, and yes, it's her perspective, but who says one actually makes up their mind forever? Read this and find out how she came to think the way she did.
I couldn't put it down and many people have borrowed it from me.
Nov 28, 2008
Anne Bird is a step-sister to convicted murdered Scott Peterson. Anne was given up for adoption by her and Scott's seemingly disfunctional mother. Later in life, she was reunited with her birth mother and accepted by the Peterson clan as one of the family. When Laci Peterson was reported missing and the press was hounding Scott, Anne and her husband let Scott stay at their house. In this book, Anne recounts how she slowly began to realize that Scott was indeed guilty of murdering her beloved sister-in-law, Laci. Taking an additional toll on her is her marriage strained by Scott's presence in the house and pressure put on her by her birth mother to believe (and lie) about Scott's innocence. In the book, Anne lists 33 reasons that she has for believing in Scott's guilt. Most of these reasons are based on Scott's behavior and are not the reasons that were used to convict him. In the end, it remains a sad story and Anne is again estranged from her birth family. Except for Anne's belief that Scott drowned Laci in the pool (it is too cold in December to be relaxing in an outdoor pool) her observations are compelling additional proof of the guilt of Scott Peterson.
Apr 1, 2007
Written from his sister's point of view, Anne has captured the evil in her brother, while she herself is confused of his Innocence. This book is a real eye opener on how the love for a family member can blind the truth and shield us from what we are scared to believe.
Having known nothing about the case before reading this book, it was amazing to read how a newly found family can bond together in a situation that usually rips families apart. It was amazing to read how a murderer can continue with life as usual while those around then are so conflicted. A true read on how our lifes can be changed in a blind of an eye.
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