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    ❮EPUB❯ ✻ Poltergeist (Greywalker, ✶ Author Kat Richardson – 9facts.co.uk of parents and children living in mutually alien and hostile worlds [BOOKS] ✬ OBaby Author Geoffrey Johnson – 9facts.co.uk and of a youth culture for which promiscuous sex and every kind of drug are no longer enoughIt is a story that cuts to the bone of American life and strikes inescapably close to home "/>
  • Hardcover
  • 330 pages
  • Bad Blood: A Family Murder in Marin County
  • Richard M. Levine
  • English
  • 21 September 2019
  • 0394508874

10 thoughts on “Bad Blood: A Family Murder in Marin County

  1. Linda Hopkins Linda Hopkins says:

    What a strange couple but very understandable in a pathetic kind of way Both Marlene and Chuck are really fascinating and the 1975 world of Marine County teenage world also.


  2. Tabatha Tabatha says:

    I gave this book four star because it starts off slow It took me a little longer than usual to finish this book because it didn t reach out and grab my attention until the middle of the book However, I did love the book I m glad that I kept reading, even when it felt boring in the beginning The middle of the books definitely picks up the pace and then BOOM, you end up on an uphill climb that comes crashing down to the final ending of the story Not as good as other books that I ve read, bu I gave this book four star because it starts off slow It took me a little longer than usual to finish this book because it didn t reach out and grab my attention until the middle of the book However, I did love the book I m glad that I kept reading, even when it felt boring in the beginning The middle of the books definitely picks up the pace and then BOOM, you end up on an uphill climb that comes crashing down to the final ending of the story Not as good as other books that I ve read, but keeping in mind that this book is based off of a true story, it was worth the read


  3. Aimee Aimee says:

    Notes I was not completely surprised when the police didn t believe Marlenes true account of what happened, although I do find it laughable.Ominous and chilling, was how Chuck Riley s father used to tell him, as any parent would tell their child any urban legend or myth, to get them to behave while pointing across the water at Stan Quentin s foreboding walls, If you don t straighten up your act THATS where you ll end up Sadly the atmosphere in the Olive household made it a ticking time bomb Notes I was not completely surprised when the police didn t believe Marlenes true account of what happened, although I do find it laughable.Ominous and chilling, was how Chuck Riley s father used to tell him, as any parent would tell their child any urban legend or myth, to get them to behave while pointing across the water at Stan Quentin s foreboding walls, If you don t straighten up your act THATS where you ll end up Sadly the atmosphere in the Olive household made it a ticking time bomb for the future events that would occur If Naomi would ve gotten the mental help that she needed none of this may have happened Most importantly I am seeking out proof of who really killed Naomi Olive Why would Chuck do so with a hammer, when he had the gun he used on Jim What about all the times Marlene asked him how hard she would have to hit her mother over the head with it to kill her She had already slipped her the pills, did she finish the job Could she have done this while Jim was waiting in the car for her to run errands without becoming a bloody mess Could she have held her composure to meet Jim immediately afterwords And as a one prison guard he was adamantly convinced of Chuck s innocence towards Naomi, One does not match in someone s head with a hammer without feeling a deep personal anger towards that person this was a fascinating read and I will be thinking about this case for a long time, seeking outcurrent updates on the people involved


  4. Jane Jane says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here What an interesting book this was It s a true story about a wacko misfit teenage girl who gets her follower BF to kill her adoptive parents Her adoptive mom Naomi is mentally ill and also an alcoholic Her dad Jim is an oil executive who switches careers a lot and has recently moved the family from the country of Ecuador to Marin County, CA Marlene, the daughter, attempts to fit in socially by doing a variety of drugs and dressing in sexy glittery style 80 s fashions Her BF who didn t have m What an interesting book this was It s a true story about a wacko misfit teenage girl who gets her follower BF to kill her adoptive parents Her adoptive mom Naomi is mentally ill and also an alcoholic Her dad Jim is an oil executive who switches careers a lot and has recently moved the family from the country of Ecuador to Marin County, CA Marlene, the daughter, attempts to fit in socially by doing a variety of drugs and dressing in sexy glittery style 80 s fashions Her BF who didn t have many friends because he was fat, also tries to fit in socially by dealing marijuana, cocaine and pills The mom and dad get killed by Chuck in the beginning of the book and the rest of the story so far, is describing Marlene s family life in Ecuador before moving to Marin County There is also a lot of detailed info on Naomi and her depression and mental health issues I m only about a 1 3 of the way into the book 02 02 2011I wanted to add to this review I finished this last week and mailed it to a friend in Finland who likes true crime I never ever thought I would feel sorry for a murderer but guess what I felt sorry for Chuck I wonder what ever happened to him It was scary how many incidents from this book reminded me of stuff that happened in my life I hate Marlene, she was a spoiled worthless piece of garbage Too bad Chuck Riley had to meet this worthless slut


  5. Nelda Fairley Nelda Fairley says:

    I love reading True Crime books Most of the books I can t seem to put down until I read most of the book But this one, however, I can t readthan ten or twenty pages at a time And even then, I generally skip over the daughter s poetry.


  6. Dani Dani says:

    Sooo disturbing.


  7. Fishface Fishface says:

    Dreadful story of the terrible things we do for love.


  8. Benji Cossa Benji Cossa says:

    I didn t read In Cold Blood, but I assure you this is no In Cold Blood as the jacket would have you believe It did, though, inspire me to inspire myself to become an amateur hypnotist


  9. Elizabeth Elizabeth says:

    I ve been listening to My Favorite Murder and was thinking about the first true crime book I read This was it.


  10. Pam Pam says:

    This is a true crime story that occurred around the time I was born I did not like the flow of the story and the writing style Having said that, I have to keep in mind the authour wrote this true story in early 80s and his approach may have been a page turner for readers of that time frame since the murder story was true and disturbing As 2015 approached pretty quickly, we are part of the information age where we have an abundant awareness that the readers in 80s did not have as the subject m This is a true crime story that occurred around the time I was born I did not like the flow of the story and the writing style Having said that, I have to keep in mind the authour wrote this true story in early 80s and his approach may have been a page turner for readers of that time frame since the murder story was true and disturbing As 2015 approached pretty quickly, we are part of the information age where we have an abundant awareness that the readers in 80s did not have as the subject may be new, unfamiliar, or still developing Basically in this never ending story, it actually was demoralizing, demonic and yet sad The two teenagers in suburbs of San Francisco lived in someewhat a clean neighbourhood but both were involved in drugs as that was the common activity for teens in the 70s The author gave a lengthy background story of both teens families particularly the female teen Marlene Throughout the story the authour would have snippets of close family and friends observations or experience with the teens or their parents I felt the authour placing of their point of views did not mesh well with the flow of the story The epic story continued with the character development of Marlene Olive and her family life as well as her relationship with the other teen her boyfriend, Chuck Riley If you are interested in mental illness this is a good book to read I m still learning as there is a growing awareness of mental disorders Marlene s adopted mother seem to inherited a mental disorder which manifested after she married to Jim Olive Marlene who may not carry any gene of mental issues but there s no proof however because of the relationship with her adopted mother who seemed distant most of her life, the environment at her home may be a factor for Marlene s mental capacity She was a very talented writer and had vivid imaginations that she believed it was her reality I felt Marlene was an intense person who believed in her unfathomable stories and imaginations Her gentle soul boyfriend Chuck Riley fell in love with her at first sight and trapped himself in this abusive relationship Marlene was able to manipulate Chuck who would do anything for her Their toxic relationship lead to the demise of Marlene s parents as well as their relationship The moral of the story is drugs create toxic relationship personalities Also, mental issues are often overlooked or not understood Communication is the key to find solutions for healthy relationships with oneself and others Overall the story was too long however at the same time the development of the crime, the post crime activities and the investigation were all very interesting


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Bad Blood: A Family Murder in Marin County On the first day of summer ina suburban Marin County couple named Jim and Naomi Olive were savagely slain Their killers were the Olivesyear old daughter and heryear old loverThis is the story of that shocking murder and the appalling events that led up to it It is the story of the middle class dream turned into a nightmare, of parents and children living in mutually alien and hostile worlds, and of a youth culture for which promiscuous sex and every kind of drug are no longer enoughIt is a story that cuts to the bone of American life and strikes inescapably close to home ❮EPUB❯ ✻ Poltergeist (Greywalker, ✶ Author Kat Richardson – 9facts.co.uk of parents and children living in mutually alien and hostile worlds [BOOKS] ✬ OBaby Author Geoffrey Johnson – 9facts.co.uk and of a youth culture for which promiscuous sex and every kind of drug are no longer enoughIt is a story that cuts to the bone of American life and strikes inescapably close to home


About the Author: Richard M. Levine

Richard Michael Levine has written magazine articles for many national publications, including Harper s, Atlantic Monthly, Rolling Stone, New York, The New York Times Magazine and Esquire, where he was a contributing editor and wrote a monthly column on the media for a number of years He has been a staff writer and editor at Newsweek and The Saturday Review, received an Alicia Patterson fellowship, and has taught at the University of California at Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism His bestselling non fiction book, Bad Blood A Family Murder in Marin County, was published by Random House and the Penguin Group and has been translated into several languages His poetry has been widely published in literary magazines and anthologies and collected in Catch and Other Poems His short story collection, The Man Who Gave Away His Organs Love and Obsession at Midlife, was released on July 10, 2015 by Capra Press.