Book Review: Please Don't Let Me Die - A Fathers Journey Through Grief and the Criminal Justice System by Patrick J. McCarthycategories: Book, Grief, Criminal Courts, Friends, Legal, Trial, Overdose, Ecstasy, True Crime
Patrick J. McCarthyabout this book: Please Don't Let Me Die is a book that I have written about my sixteen year old daughter's death. We received this life changing news on New Year's Day of 2007. Danielle was my youngest daughter; she was number seven for my wife and I. Our Daughter died on New Year's Eve of 2006. After my daughter died I looked for justice in her death, I worked with the detectives and the prosecutor in order to bring charges against those that were responsible. After my daughter died and during the long court process, I would come home after a long day and write everything down, this helped me to stay focused. After we were through with all of the courts, I sat down and read my notes and realized I had a story to tell. This took over five years to complete and many hours reading court transcripts to get the story accurate and true. Going over the graphic details of my daughter's death through the transcripts was the hardest thing I had to do to write this. I believe this will show others what can happen to their own kids, the parents must know their child's friends, completely. Young adults may be able to relate some of their own experiences in how my daughter died.
The world has changed and there are many who may call you their friend but in reality, they may have other motives. I also want to give hope to other parents who may have lost a child to a similar circumstance. To let them know that they too can seek justice if needed. The court system we went through is nothing like I imagined, it is complicated and it will take a toll on you. The story is heartbreaking and unbelievable, that is why I placed my daughter's picture on the cover, when you read the story and look at her picture, the two don't match. I will always remember the name of the book, Please Don't Let Me Die, those were the last words spoken by my daughter before she died. My daughter may of died but her spirit and love for others will go on forever and with her in my heart, I will try to reach out to others and offer hope and help, where it is needed.
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couldn't put it downHow could this have happened. It seems so unreal. I started the book when I received it. Finished that night. I just couldn't put it down. This book made me feel like I was there I could picture all that happened. It upset me at many parts, made me cry even, then at some parts mainly the beginning I giggled. It felt all the emotions reading this book. It wad easy to read in a way that I understood it. It was hard to too. Because of the things that happened. Great book!
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