A DESCENT INTO HELL
Harper (An imprint of HarperCollins Publishers)
10 East 53rd Street, New York, New York 10022-5299
Rating: 4 Cups
Colton Pitonyak was fortunate to have a good upbringing. Because of his advantage, he was a National Merit Scholar finalist. Unfortunately, Colton has a bad side to him, and one thing he dislikes is being the second banana to anything.
Jennifer Cave was a bright student, and an ex-cheerleader, who thought attending the University of Texas would bring reaping rewards. Then she met Colton and her nightmare began.
Colton was a former Catholic altar boy who could speak the French language. He knew how to play the piano and guitar and excelled in everything he did. He met Jennifer not long after he was arrested. She had been in Austin for a year, since Colton’s arrangement on a felony charge of possession of a controlled substance. After he and Jennifer began dating, things swiftly changed. One night, after leaving the bar with Colton, no one could locate Jennifer. When Colton is questioned, he has no desire to answer anyone’s questions. He is into drugs and guns, and desires his privacy. Jennifer’s mother, Sharon, decides that is not good enough. She wants answers to her daughter’s whereabouts, but the one night she needs to know about Jennifer, the legacy of Colton changes and becomes one of an unspeakable evil, linking him to the grizzliest murder at the University.
A Descent into Hell transports the reader further into the depths of hell, into the abyss of an evil that chills the body and reaches the soul. I could share in the agonizing pain that carries the family and friends into this horrifying tragedy. Even the day to day activities that revolve around the courtroom drama, pierced my heart. How one man could be so evil, and harm someone in such a manner only shows how sick some people can become. My heart went out to the parents. Kathryn Casey sketches the true story of an intense brutal slaying. Her voice not only grips the reader, but reaches out and pulls them into all the dark terrifying details. I think she did an excellent job in expressing everything about this sadistic story. This story is not for the weak-hearted, but is one that should be told.
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