All-American Murder

All-American Murder

The Rise and Fall of Aaron Hernandez, the Superstar Whose Life Ended on Murderers' Row

Book - 2018
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Discover the shocking #1 New York Times bestseller: the true story of a young NFL player's first-degree murder conviction and untimely death -- and his journey from the Patriots to prison.
Aaron Hernandez was a college All-American who became the youngest player in the NFL and later reached the Super Bowl. His every move as a tight end with the New England Patriots played out the headlines, yet he led a secret life -- one that ended in a maximum-security prison. What drove him to go so wrong, so fast?
Between the summers of 2012 and 2013, not long after Hernandez made his first Pro Bowl, he was linked to a series of violent incidents culminating in the death of Odin Lloyd, a semi-pro football player who dated the sister of Hernandez's fiancée, Shayanna Jenkins.
All-American Murder is the first book to investigate Aaron Hernandez's first-degree murder conviction and the mystery of his own shocking and untimely death.
Publisher: New York, NY :, Little, Brown and Company,, 2018
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780316412650
Branch Call Number: 364.1523 Herna -P
Characteristics: 386 pages : illustrations (chiefly colour)
Additional Contributors: Abramovich, Alex 1972-
Harvkey, Mike


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Jan 16, 2020

It was written in haste with errors that should have been caught with the the most basic of editing means. A book for the money not for the story.

Jul 14, 2019

Huge sports fan and huge reading fan. Loved this book!

Mar 25, 2019

Unbelievable. The first and only book so far I've literally torn through from cover to cover, overnight, and at breakneck speed, at that. If anything, P. sheds much light - however dark - on one of the most disturbed and unsavory icons of our age, not to mention what precisely is wrong with America and its scurrilously homicidal "King-of-the-Mountain" producing media...

Feb 06, 2019

Fascinating read. Seemed anti Patterson, but informative on Hernandez and the culture that shaped him. As a follow-up, would recommend listening to the recent podcast "Gladiator" by the Boston Globe as well.

Dec 03, 2018

As usual, Patterson writes prolifically. In this case he sheds light on the mysterious life of a truly great ,albeit tragic, athlete. I almost didn't want to read the book because I knew it would be unsettling emotionally. Having said that, I confess that I couldn't put the book down. The greatest take away that I gained from reading the book is its uncovering of the revealing truth inside of football and the lengths that teams and their owners, coaches, etc. go to in order to hide the truth. A willingness to look the other way when it clearly benefits the team at the expense of the wellness of individual players is the real crime!

Aug 13, 2018

I am a huge true crime reader, and of course I love Ann Rule (R.I.P) books, but since I have read almost every one of her books, my husband who is a James Patterson fan saw this book and convinced me to read it. I could not put it down, I read it in 1 day. I stayed up all night. I knew the story from ESPN, local news, and Sports Illistrated, and was blown away by the well written works of the authors. It made it real in a way by the authors doing his back story. I feel for the families involved all the way around. I hope that his daughter gets a well rounded and wonderful upbringing. I have to say I may read other Patterson books when I run out of true crime authors that I like.

Jul 16, 2018

I agree with previous commenters who have said they knew little about Hernandez of her than what appeared on the national news. I appreciated this book for clearly and simply explaining who Hernandez was growing up, where he came from and how hish circumstances contributed to the many unfortunate decisions he made as an adult.

It is sadly obvious that the wheels had started to come off the bus even before he attended Florida. The culture of permissiveness surrounding the Florida football program enabled his increasingly dangerous behavior, and returning to New England to play pro ball put him right back in the circumstances that endangered him to begin with.

I had to chuckle when it was pointed out that Hernandez particularly enjoyed reading James Patterson books while incarcerated. I am not sure I would have been bragging on that, if I were Patterson.

Jun 20, 2018

Am not a football fan. Too much football. Read very little He was a criminal thug.

May 07, 2018

Surprisingly good. I am not a huge sports fan but I enjoyed reading about this.

Mar 30, 2018

i had heard thru news media about some of this story while it was happening and did not expect to be so captivated by this book. i kept having to remind myself that this was not one of the fictional crime novels that i usually read, but this was real! very well written!

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